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Local on the 8's not working ?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by damondlt, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Just wondering why the local on the 8" haven't worked on my system for over a month now?
    Did Directv do away with it?
     
  2. PCampbell

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    Hit the red button, then enter a different zip code. Exit and wait a bit then go back and put your zip back in.
     
  3. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    OK
    I guess I have to do that to all my receivers?
     
  4. PCampbell

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    Yep, I did.
     
  5. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Why did all my receivers Home zip change?

    They all say 90245.

    One would think being the system is connected to the internet it should know the proper location.
     
  6. PCampbell

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    Internet is not used for that as not all receivers are connected to internet. This come with a software update, I don't know why it happened but all you can do is do the zip code change.
     
  7. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    All mine are.
     
  8. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    By the way , it still doesn't work.
     
  9. PCampbell

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    Odd that has worked for me and others?????
     
  10. Grafixguy

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    I've given up on it. Five receivers/DVRs of various flavors and nothing. I'm not losing any sleep over it.
     
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  11. jimmie57

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    Just changing the zip code in the receiver does not fix it.
    You must go to the Active, Choose Weather, Scroll over to My Cities and change the zip code in "Change Home Zip".
    Then go to the Weather Channel and wait for it to get to the proper times.

    Mine just popped up with the red button to get local weather as I was typing this.
    Now the Local on the eights is on the screen.
     
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  12. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    OK all of them are now working except for the HR 24.
    Not sure why.

    But lately I've been a little upset with my HR 24 function as a whole.

    I think its time for a service call.
     
  13. firemantom26

    firemantom26 Mentor

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    Same problem here. No locals on the 8's.


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  14. jimmie57

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    Did you try the settings in post # 12 ?
     
  15. firemantom26

    firemantom26 Mentor

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    Yes I set them to my local zip code.................
     
  16. firemantom26

    firemantom26 Mentor

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    Must be a software problem........



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