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Does my TV need a NTSC tuner to watch dish network if it is NOT hooked up directly to a receiver?

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  • pazer22 Feb 01, 2010

    By default, my Dish Network receiver is set to "home distribution" on Cable channel 73, yet when I go to 73 on my second TV (19" DigitalLabs HDTV/DVD combo Model: DT496SA), I get "no signal". In fact i've done an autoscan for all cable channels ... NOTHING. Any ideas?

  • pazer22 Feb 01, 2010

    There is definitely a splitter. But why when I plug a different TV into the same wire, it works fine?

  • pazer22 Feb 01, 2010

    Thanks for your help, the TV was purchased in 2009. I've come to the conclusion that some HDTVs simply will not work on Dish's standard transmission .... I sold the TV today and will purchase a better one this week.

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No your tv does not need a tuner if you are not hooked up to the reciver. If you have one of the recivers that does two tvs then you just need to find the right chanel to put the tv on. It can be any where from 56 on up to 166.

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

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    Jyackle5 Feb 01, 2010

    Sounds like there is a splitter between the receiver and the 2nd tv. You can not have a splitter anywhere on that line. You need a direct line to the 2nd tv.

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    Jyackle5 Feb 01, 2010

    How old is the tv if it is older than 2004 then you will need the Tuner. I woul try the tuner to see if it will work.

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