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TEST Channels

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by dueport, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. dueport

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    When a channel is added to TEST is there a way I can tune it in? I was happy to see several channels I've been waiting for announced in the HD anticipation thread and would like to tune them in now if possible.
     
  2. Racer88

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    no
     
  3. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

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    Very good question ...

    TEST channels are not viewable.

    They are only visible to DirecTV for testing purposes with equipment that is specially authorized.

    I will make this clearer in the announcement thread.
     
  4. HoTat2

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    Yeah ... the HR34 used to have a bug in several versions of its firmware which allowed you to access test feeds through certain types of program searches, but it appears the DIRECTV engineers have pretty much found and eliminated it recently.

    Unfortunately ... :D
     
  5. dpeters11

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    That's one bug I wouldn't have minded being unfixed :)
     
  6. carillon

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    Wish they'd fix performance in my HR34. Quicktune = Slowtune, takes 2.5 seconds to come up.
     
  7. dueport

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    Amen!
     
  8. dueport

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    Thank you for letting us know about these upcoming channels - something to look forward to!
     
  9. swissin

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    I am ready for H2!!!!:):D:lol:
     
  10. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Instead of tuning your STB to the test channels to check what is there, look at gct's thread, there you'll see some hints about these channel's content.
     
  11. n3ntj

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    Me too!
     

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