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#26 OFFLINE   aa9vi

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 08:50 AM

Callsign: WMAQ
City: Chicago
Issue: WMAQ now has a third subchannel not appearing in the guide. 5-3 NBC5-U needs to be added
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#27 OFFLINE   sore_bluto

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 09:57 AM

Location: New Orleans
Call Sign: WYES
Channel: 12-2 PBS
Issue: Missing from HR20 guide.

Location: New Orleans
Call Sign: WYES
Channel: 12-3 PBS
Issue: Missing from HR20 guide.

Location: New Orleans
Call Sign: WDSU
Channel: 6-2 "Weather Plus"
Issue: Missing from HR20 guide.


Channel 6-2 has been listed with Tribune Media Services for months and the database has still not been updated. DIRECTV please address this situation.
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#28 OFFLINE   bobnielsen

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 10:27 AM

Location: Seattle
Callsign: KCTS
Channel: 9-5
Issue: The station had separate SD (9-1) and HD (9-5) subchannels (they also have two other subchannels). The main programming today switched to HD on 9-1 and 9-5 no longer exists.

#29 OFFLINE   mridan

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 09:53 PM

Callsign: WMAQ
City: Chicago
Issue: WMAQ now has a third subchannel not appearing in the guide. 5-3 NBC5-U needs to be added
Equipment HR20-100


This is a problem the HR20 can't find this channel(5-3).I reset and rescanned my locals,and the HR20 doesn't receive (tune) to 5-3 NBC WMAQ Chicago.My Panasonic plasma's tuner had no problem finding 5-3 when I had it rescan for local channels.I just found out about this new channel today and would like to be able to record programming on this channel,D* please help.

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 10:40 AM

Location: Lima, OH
Call Sign: WLIO
Channel: 35-3/8-3
Issue: Guide shows 8-1 & 8-2 and these channels are received properly. 35-3 is showing on guide for NBC Weather Plus. Tuning to this channel gives 771 searching for off-air signal. Channel should be 8-3 which is received fine directly on TV.

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 10:44 AM

location: Fargo ND
Call Sign: WDAY
Channel 6-3
Issue: the local weather channel is not listed but 6-1 and 6-2 come in fine

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 02:56 PM

Location: Grand Junction, CO
Call Sign: KFQX
Channel: 4.1 FOX
Issue: Listed as 15.1 where there is no signal.

Cannot get hold of the engineer as he is trying to get the station recovered from a fire last year.
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#33 OFFLINE   Kansas Zephyr

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 03:43 PM

Location: Grand Junction, CO
Call Sign: KFQX
Channel: 4.1 FOX
Issue: Listed as 15.1 where there is no signal.

Cannot get hold of the engineer as he is trying to get the station recovered from a fire last year.

To be more clear:

The D* EPG/Tribune data is wrong.

KFQX-DT is listed incorrectly as virtual 15.1, it should be listed as 4.1 (the RF channel is 15, however).
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Posted 14 September 2008 - 10:53 AM

Location: Des Moines, IA
Call Sign: KCWI
Channel: 23.1

Issue: The channel appears twice...once as "KCWIDT" and once as "KDMIDT2." Both channels get the "Searching for signal on the off-air tuner (771)" error. I can tune to channel 23.1 just fine using my TV's internal tuner, but not with the HR-20. The HR-20 had no problems with this channel until just a few days ago.

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 06:46 PM

24 hour weather (Youngstown Ohio) 33-3 missing from guide.

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 07:34 PM

A related problem I've noticed: When I populate the channels, two entries for 58-1 appear. There's a WDJT-DT (expected) and a WMLW-DT (not expected).

I'm guessing two stations can't occupy the same channel number. Is this a problem on DirecTV's end or on the station's end? (Or my end?)

Any ideas?


I don't have an AM21 but I do watch all the Milwaukee subchannels via a DTV converter box. (Sniff-can't record them!!)

58.1 is the main CBS feed, 58.2 is a feed from low power analog WMLW (OTA RF channel 41) which IS carried on the 101 as ML41. (No OTA feed required) 58.3 is ME-TV, a local subchannel of old TV shows. It can also be received on analog FULL POWER OTA station WBME on RF channel 49. Sadly, ME-TV is not carried by DirecTV as a local.

All of the subchannels appear correctly on my DTV converter box so I'd check your AM21 setup. (Or complain to DTV) :D

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 04:56 PM

Call Sign: WMAE
Location: Booneville, MS
Channel: 12-3

Doesn't appear in guide. Same goes for the other stations on the Mississippi PBS network.

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 07:35 PM

Last week WEYI (NBC 25 Flint/Saginaw MI) stopped using subchannel 25.2 for CW, and it is now an SD feed of their primary NBC feed.

The guide data is correct.

Satellite local 14 (WBSF CW Flint/Saginaw) - which is really channel 46 OTA, now has incorrect guide data, and is showing the data for 25.2

I believe D* had it set to use the 25.2 guide data for channel 14 (which used to be correct until this change).

To fix it, you'll need to use the WBSF data, analog channel 46. WBSF does not have a digital assignment, and will do a live cut-switch on 2/17/09.

Much appreciation if you can fix the guide data!

More info in the digital television section of this page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WBSF

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 12:17 PM

Call Sign: KPXC-DT
Location: Denver, CO
Channel: 59-1 thru 59-4
59-1 is ION
59-2 is QUBO
59-3 is ION Life
59-4 is WORSHIP

ISSUE: There is no guide data on this channel on my H20-100, and I am not able to find it anywhere on my
HR-20-700 guide. Channel came on air about a month ago.

Titantv has this guide info now. I just checked. I did send an email to ION to speed up the process, but.............

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 02:18 PM

Call Sign:WSWP

Location: Beckley WV

Channels: 9-1 thru 9-3

ISSUE:
Local PBS station that has recently changed channel number from 53 to 10.

Contacted station today about they have to notify Tribune Media for channel access and guide info on a AM21 tuner on DirecTV.

Thanks,
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Posted 18 September 2008 - 06:28 PM

Call sign : KSAX (NBC 5)
Location : DFW
Channel : 5-3 Universal Sports
Issue : Not showing in the guide

This channel only started broadcasting 2 weeks ago. It is also not on Zap2it.
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Posted 21 September 2008 - 08:29 PM

POST #26 (13 days ago) has still not been resolved. Please fix ASAP. Is Tribune even monitoring this thread?

#43 OFFLINE   mridan

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 11:38 AM

POST #26 (13 days ago) has still not been resolved. Please fix ASAP. Is Tribune even monitoring this thread?


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Posted 22 September 2008 - 06:27 PM

Call Sign KIIN (PBS)
Location Iowa City - Cedar Rapids Waterloo DMA
Channel 12-1 12-2 12-3
Issue not on HR20 guides

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 02:19 PM

Call sign: KTVB
Location: Twin Falls, ID
Channel: 7.7
Issue: Channel missing from guide. This is a new NBC affiliate


Call sign: KTFT
Location: Twin Falls, ID
Channel: 7.8
Issue: Channel missing from guide. NBC subchannel


One month and nine days, and this still hasn't been fixed. We don't get locals, at least let the program guide show these channels for OTA

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 09:24 AM

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 09:00 PM

Little Rock, AR

3ABN
Digital 27
Virtual 27.1
Not listed

KTWN-LP
Digital 18
Virtual 18-1 (My Town TV)
Virtual 18-2 (AETN PBS)
Virtual 18-3 (Weather Radar)
Virtual 18-4 (Various prgming)
Not listed

Note: I can fool the AM21 into getting the 4 ch 18's by entering Kansas City Mo zip code.

This whole thread is a perfect example why the Directv OTA receivers should include a channel scan option.

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 08:35 AM

UPDATE: I contacted Tribune media and made them aware of this thread. Apparently, Zap2it provides the guide data for D*'s guide and Zap2it needs to update their information. So, I hope this will be happening soon now that they are aware this thread exists.

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 10:02 AM

Call Sign: WLIO
Location: Lima, OH
Channel: 8-2
Issue: HR-20 guide shows this as being 35-2, but selecting this channel gives a 771 error. This channel worked correctly and was listed as 8-2 when 8-2 was the CW network, but on 9/17 WLIO dropped the CW. The guide changed the channel to 35-2 and this channel was no longer received. And yes, there is programming on 8-2 and viewable by watching 8-2 directly through the TV.

This is a addition to Post #30 with new information

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 10:10 AM

UPDATE: I contacted Tribune media and made them aware of this thread. Apparently, Zap2it provides the guide data for D*'s guide and Zap2it needs to update their information. So, I hope this will be happening soon now that they are aware this thread exists.


Ah, but did you get a response? It has been my experience, for the last 6 months, that everyone tends to pass the buck on this issue. DTV is not the only system affected by this. Media Center users are also screwed by Tribune.:mad:
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