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How does D* handle HD locals on an HR20?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by sean67854, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. sean67854

    sean67854 AllStar

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    I have an HR20. I used to get my HD locals via antenna. A couple of months ago my HD locals went up on the sat. When that happened my guide changed. I gained an extra substation on all the locals that D* now carries on the sat. This matches reality.

    Now when the cutover happened Tuesday night, my local Fox and NBC stations switched over. Fox did not change frequency, but NBC did. However I didn't think I would have a problem since my locals were now coming from the sat, right? Wrong. My NBC channel would no longer tune in, I got the the "searching for signal on off-air antenna" message when I tried to tune to it. I rebooted and reran my antenna setup and now my main channnel, 13-1, works, but 13-2 does not, and it did before the cutover.

    If my locals were being delivered via sat, why did I have an issue, and is there a fix to get my 13-2 back?
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    You're still getting the subchannels from the antenna. Anything like 13-1, 13-2, etc. is still coming from your antenna. Please report issues with OTA changeovers here: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=152685

    HD locals that come from satellite would be listed by whole numbers like 13 and would show up in the guide as the call letters in the guide as well.
     
  3. sean67854

    sean67854 AllStar

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    Okay, let do some clarification on this subject. Prior to the launch of my HD locals my guide had the following listings in my local section of the guide:
    5
    5-1
    8
    8-1
    11
    11-1
    11-2
    11-3
    13
    13-1
    17
    17-1
    23
    23-1
    23-1
    34-1
    56-1

    After the HD locals went on sat, my guide looks like this: (23 is the CW which is not on the sat)
    5-1
    5-2
    8-1
    8-2
    11-1
    11-2
    11-3
    13-1
    13-2
    17-1
    17-2
    23
    23-1
    23-1
    34-1
    56-1

    I assumed that because i have my guide set to hide SD channels when there is an HD version that the -1 channels were now the HD from the satellite, and because the -2 channels were new that they were from the satellite also.
    I'm hearing now from Stuart that the base channels 5, 8, etc are now my HD channels from the sat, correct? If that is the case, how can I get those to show without showing all of the SD counterparts to my D* HD channels?
     
  4. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    Are you using a "Favorites" list to filter channels? Be sure your DirecTV locals are still selected.
     
  5. sean67854

    sean67854 AllStar

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    I am. Could they have been unselected automatically? I didn't make any changes myself to effect the changes I now see in my guide. I tried tuning to my base 13 last night and was still in SD.
     
  6. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    It sounds like when you got HD locals, they didn't appear in your custom favorites list, but since "Hide SD Duplicates" was also selected, the SD locals disappeared. Change your favorites list to "All Channels" and see if HD locals show up. Again, they would have a name like WXYZ (not DM7 or WXYZDT1) and a channel number without a dash.
     
  7. sean67854

    sean67854 AllStar

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    If I go into my favorites setup should I see 2 entries for my locals without a dash, similar to some of the other channels? I swear I've been in there since we got HD locals and I didn't see that.
     
  8. whitepelican

    whitepelican Godfather

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    You will only see two entries for each channel if you've got "Hide SD Duplicates" turned off.
     

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