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OTA Channel Guide Issues

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Herdfan, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. scottchez

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    * What receivers are affected: HR21-100+AM21 & HR20-100 (2 of them)
    * What market you're in: Omaha Ne, with Licoln NE seconardary (I get both)
    * What zip code you're using to get guide data: 68501 (seconarday)
    * What channels are affected: KOLN 10.2 MyTV (10.1 CBS works OK)
    * What's happening currently: 771 Error... no signal
    * The resolution of your issue, if any: Rebooted, reset up ant and re authorized, tried many things on all 3 receivers.

    The 10.1 main channel works but the 10.2 sub channel does not. It worked before the conversion.
     
  2. flyingtigerfan

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    WZRB Columbia, SC.

    Flash cut to digital on 1/21/2009, need 47-1 (virtual and actual) added so that the HR-20 can see the OTA signal.
     
  3. HDbruce

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    How do you see the physical channel number (metadata) in zap2it.com?
     
  4. sore_bluto

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    You can't "see" it. It is embedded.

    There are typically only two distinct issues in this thread.

    1. A physical channel number for a listed virtual channel (x.1, etc.) has changed, most likely as a result of a DTV station completing the digital transition. If this happens, the channel is listed at zap2it.com and appears in the guide, but it no longer tunes. The solution is to contact the station manager or engineer and have them contact Tribune. The contact that worked for us here in New Orleans for this situation is Eamon Foster (518-792-9914 x2281).

    2. A new subchannel has been added and does not appear at zap2it.com or in the guide. If this happens, contact the station manager or engineer and have them contact Tribune Media Services and have the new channel listed.
     
  5. DavidSho

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    WHIO Channel 7.1 Dayton, OH. Had to rescan to find channel this week. They changed the channels name from WHIODT to WHIO-HD. Can tune channel on HR10-250, but no guide data.
     
  6. jamieh1

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    OVER THE AIR

    WEPX DIGITAL CHANNEL 51 REMAPPED TO 38

    CH 38.1 ION / MY NETWORK TV
    CH 38.2 QUBO
    CH 38.3 ION LIFE
    CH 38.4 WORSHIP

    These channels are missing from the Directv over the air guide on the HD recievers.
    These channels came online a few days before the original digital conversion date.
     
  7. wjcarpenter

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    It's worse than that now. 9-5 no longer exists, period, and recently D* removed 9-1 from their idea of local channels for the Seattle area. Grr.
     
  8. sarhaynes

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    I have found that as my local channels have been changing RF transmitters as they turn off their analog transmitters I have had to perform the following operations to get the channels to work properly:

    HR20-700: In Antenna Setup select "Reset Antenna Settings". After doing this run the "Initial Setup" selection. After I did this my non-working channels started to work. It is still not 100% as I think they are not reading the data from my local networks properly.

    H20-100: This was harder. I could not just scan for new channels as my box got really confused. I actually had to go through the "Reset" - "Reset Everything" to get my channels right. The pain here was that it wiped out your favorite lists. However, after doing this and going through an entire rescan everything is much better.

    The problems that I still have:

    Charlottesville, VA
    16-1 WVAW (RF 16.1) now shows up! Still only in SD, but they have done HD test signals. (Yeah!)

    19-1 WCAV (RF 19.1) now shows up in HD! (Yeah!)
    19-2 19NOW (RF 40.3) DOES NOT SHOW UP IN THE GUIDE.

    27-1 (SD) WAHU (RF 19.3) now shows up. However, the HD version on RF 40.1 should probably be used.
    27-1 (HD) WAHU (RF 40.1) DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE USED.
    27-2 MyNetTv (RF 40.2) now shows up, but always shows searching for signal.

    See http://www.charlottesvillenewsplex.tv/digital for this info from the station.

    I think the problem is D* can't handle the funky stuff they are doing (27-1 in both SD and HD).

    I hope this helps y'all and maybe someday they will fix the channels here in C'Ville. :grin:
     
  9. kfcrosby

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    Memphis, TN

    I had a similar problem with the Memphis locals OTA. When the "big switch" was supposed to happen I got home and noticed that all of the OTA channels had an "off the air" banner attached. I did the OTA antenna resetup and now I have nothing for any of the OTA channels....

    Any suggestions?

    Kevin
     
  10. sarhaynes

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    Nope. I just reported what I had to get them working here. Sorry I can't be of more help. :(

    Sean
     
  11. John4924

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    Don't know exactly what your issues are, but see sore_bluto post #144 above. If you can articulate exactly what your issue is, maybe we can help. We had an issue here in New Orleans that took 2 months to get fixed.
     
  12. vikingguy

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    I am not sure which thread this would go.

    Zip code 55720 duluth superior locals.

    On my hr10-250 the only way to get channel 10.1 and 10.2 local abc and sub chanenel to work is to scan for new channels. Re doing the OTA set up does not work. The issue is now both stations have no guide data. This station changed its frequency from a temporary one to 10.
     
  13. kfcrosby

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    Switched the zip code to 38101 (was using 38135), and re-ran the OTA setup. I now have locals.
     
  14. Herdfan

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    Well, I don't know if this thread had anything to do with it, but 13-2 appeared in my guide. I noticed it yesterday.

    :)
     
  15. Mar 3, 2009 #155 of 694
    jamieh1

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    38.1 ION
    38.2 QUBO
    38.3 ION LIFE
    38.4 WORSHIP

    Are still missing from the directv guide.
     
  16. Mar 4, 2009 #156 of 694
    joshjr

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    Call Tribune. I called them today and the guy said he would confirm all the needed station information and get it fixed today but that it would take D* a few days to get it all updated on their end. Mine is supposed to be fixed inside a week. In the mean time I found another zip code with 14-1 in it and added them so I can tune to that channel still.
     
  17. Mar 5, 2009 #157 of 694
    thelucky1

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    all of the Lubbock, TX channels are now fixed.
     
  18. Mar 5, 2009 #158 of 694
    johntewart

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    Call Sign: KQCA
    Location: Sacramento, CA
    Channel: 58-2
    Issue: Channel missing from HR20 guide.

    AKA "This TV Sacramento," launched on Monday, March 2, 2009 at 5 a.m. on Channel 58.2. Is it reasonable to expect Directv to add this channel to the guide?
     
  19. Mar 6, 2009 #159 of 694
    jamieh1

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    What # did you call?
     
  20. Mar 7, 2009 #160 of 694
    gilviv

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    Channel 6-3 "Universal Sports" missing from MIAMI/FT. Laud. market, I see it on my OTA input but it does not appear in the "Guide" even after a channel reset.:confused:
     

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