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No Locals with Sandy

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by dueport, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. dueport

    dueport Mentor

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    Just noticed that our NBC, ABC, and CBS locals are out tonight (black screen) - PBS is fine. We are in the greater Portland, ME area and Sandy is just now moving in. All other channels are fine and system test shows system is ok. Anyone wanna guess why some of the locals are gone? I can only guess that the uplink for those locals got knocked out. Anybody else experiencing a similar problem in your area?
     
  2. fwlogue

    fwlogue Godfather

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    Yes I have no locals here in Virginia Beach
     
  3. Dr_J

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    No HD locals in Providence, RI. No "searching for satellite," just off the air. SD locals are fine.
     
  4. strack

    strack Mentor

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    No locals in West Palm Beach, FL, and Sandy was affecting us on Friday.
     
  5. Kevin F

    Kevin F Hall Of Fame

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    A DirecTV data ceter covering 8 states was hit with the wrath of Sandy.

    Kevin
     
  6. jgcox00

    jgcox00 Mentor

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    No locals in the Raleigh-Durham area either:confused:
     
  7. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz Day Sleeper DBSTalk Club

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    From Facebook feed:

    DirecTV
    Important Alert: Due to a fiber outage customers in the markets listed below are experiencing HD channel signal issues. While we work on restoring the signals as quick as possible, please know you may still watch the SD channels in your market.

    Markets include Albany NY, Atlanta GA, Baltimore MD, Bangor ME, Beaumont TX, Boston MA, Charleston SC, Charlotte NC, Florence - Myrtle Beach SC, Fort Myers FL, Gainesville FL, Greensboro NC, Greenville NC, Harrisburg PA, Hartford CT, Hattiesburg MS, Jackson MS, Jacksonville FL, Lake Charles LA, Miami FL, New York NY, Norfolk VA, Orlando FL, Philadelphia PA, Portland ME, Providence RI, Raleigh NC, Richmond VA, Savannah GA, Springfield MA, Tampa FL, West Palm Beach FL, and Wilkes Barre PA.

    For continued information stay tuned to our Hurricane Sandy Channel numbers 325 and 349.

    Thank you and stay safe.
     
  8. Oogie Pringle

    Oogie Pringle Cool Member

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    None in Baltimore either.
     
  9. WERA689

    WERA689 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info, Kevin and Mark. Much appreciated.
     
  10. flaguy

    flaguy AllStar

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    Local HD came back, but here is a dumb question. How do you get to see the SD channels? They don't show up in the menu.
     
  11. samrs

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    Menu >Setup >Settings >Display >Preferences >Guide HD Channels >Show All Channels.

    If your in an MPEG4 Market dont bother.
     
  12. rgs825

    rgs825 Cool Member

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    Guess y'all better get an outdoor antenna. :lol:
     

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