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Random HD Channels not working on Directv

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by moosebs09, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. moosebs09

    moosebs09 New Member

    Nov 25, 2013
    Upstate NY
    I cannot figure out why certain channels have intermittent outages of service. They tend to occur at night and it is not every night. The Channels I have noticed being out at TBSHD (247), ESPNHD (206), TruTVHD (246), TNTHD (245), HBOHD (501). I have been through plenty of material on the transponders and what channels are associated with them and it appears that these should have good enough signal strength to work. The only Satellite locations that seem to have no signal are the 99° ones both (c) & (s) and a few transponders on 103°(s) 1, 17, & 18. I am at a loss and not really sure how to resolve this and being an intermittent problem I do not want to waste time and money on a service call. Any ideas on how to get these channels back in order?
  2. goldwing

    goldwing AllStar

    Aug 25, 2006
    I would take a closer look at your sat 99W signal strength. My guess is you need to peak your dish. HBOHD (501) uses tp7, TBSHD (247) uses tp12 and the other 3 channels on your list all use tp13. Good luck :)
  3. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Others that have had similar issues tracked it down to condensation.
  4. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2013
    Yeah, if it only happens intermittently but mostly night it is a LNB going bad. Call Directv and they'll send someone out to replace it and you should be back to normal.
  5. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

    Jan 10, 2008
    what are the readings on satellites 103c and 103 cb. dont worry about the "s" satellites
  6. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

    Jan 10, 2008
    What is "good enough signal"?

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