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Local Channels D* Iphone app

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by bigjoelee, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Nov 3, 2010 #1 of 10
    bigjoelee

    bigjoelee Legend

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    I recently got locals here in columbus GA and tonight I saw a show wouldn't record on one of my local channels. I fire up my iphone app to record it on another dvr, but the channel says that it is blacked out in my area. Is this a glitch or does directv keep you from using their apps to record local channels on purpose?
    Joseph
     
  2. Nov 3, 2010 #2 of 10
    bigjoelee

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    just tried recording the same show from the directv website and it let me do it fine. Any ideas on whats wrong?
    Joseph
     
  3. Nov 3, 2010 #3 of 10
    VLaslow

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    This doesn't help you, but I can see my locals with no issues here in Los Angeles. I use them all the time. Check your settings, although that really shouldn't matter. Show all channels I get and see what happens. Or, show all channels.

    That's about all I know at this moment.
     
  4. Nov 3, 2010 #4 of 10
    bigjoelee

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    all the other channels are fine it just appears that EVERY show that is on a local channel is blacked out for recording. Wierd. Went ahead and submitted an e-mail from their site per their support forum faq, we'll see what happens.
    Joseph
     
  5. Nov 5, 2010 #5 of 10
    bigjoelee

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    bump
     
  6. Nov 6, 2010 #6 of 10
    bigjoelee

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    well I received an e-mail saying that they "took the liberty of forwarding your email for special handling. A specialist will respond as soon as one becomes available (likely within 24 hours)." I'll keep you informed of updates as they happen.
    Joseph
     
  7. Nov 6, 2010 #7 of 10
    doubleatheman

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    I'm sure this is not your issue, but when I was attempting to record a local from my phone, it defaulted to searching the tv networks in the 300 range, not my locals. I had to scroll way down to see my locals in the 2-100 range. The ones in the 300 were of course blacked out.
     
  8. Nov 6, 2010 #8 of 10
    bigjoelee

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    Ya I expect those to be blacked out, I am talking about the low actual local channels.
    Joseph
     
  9. Nov 9, 2010 #9 of 10
    bigjoelee

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    still nothing yet from DTV I wonder if that means more software to fix it.
    Joseph
     
  10. nighthawk777

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    Back in May I added the spanish package to my account online. Thru the mobile website I was never able to schedule any recording for any of the channels in that package. The mobile site kept telling me I wasn't subscribed. I reported the issue when I had it but to my knowledge it was never fixed. I have since dropped the spanish package.
     

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