Originally Posted by nihilan
Ditto on that. I found it was worth the the extra $5 to get the guide info.
I signed up with DISH a couple months ago and noticed the same thing. I originally had the local channels for the extra $5, but was told by a DISH tech I didn't need it if I got locals OTA. I cancelled local service and immediately lost the guide data for my locas, it said something like "DIGITAL" in the guide. I reactivated the local programming and the guide data came back.
On a side note.....
Being new to the DVR world, I'm highly disappointed by the 722's software/interface. I've always used a PC for DVR functionality and while I have many reservations about Windows Vista, its Media Center interface and functionality are unrivaled IMO. It's smooth, intuitive and easy to use. With DISH, I'm amazed that a company whose sole purpose is to provide video to it's customers can have a software interface that is so incredibly clunky and cumbersome, not to mention not working like it should sometimes.
Overall, the 722 seems to do its job satisfactorily, but the software/interface is an abomination.