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All DC HD Locals Down!


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#1 OFFLINE   cbayus

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 11:38 AM

On 4, 5, 7, 20 and 50 there is a message:

No need to call us -

We asre aware that this TV station is temporarily unavailable....
We'll have this channel back as quickly as possible
Sorry for the interruption

I wonder what is going on. All HD locals going down at one time. The locals are broadcasting and are being distributed on cable.

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#2 OFFLINE   kenva

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 11:42 AM

I'm glad I use an antenna for all my locals.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 11:48 AM

Change is coming....
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#4 OFFLINE   puffnstuff

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 12:04 PM

Change is coming....


Still should the channels be down , cable is working so is ota , what is Direct TV's problem ?

#5 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 12:05 PM

Still should the channels be down , cable is working so is ota , what is Direcrt TV's problem ?


Obviously it's a technical issue getting the signal from the DC local to DIRECTV. I'm sure DIRECTV will work as quickly as possible to restore them (if they're not back already).
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#6 OFFLINE   puffnstuff

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 12:27 PM

OK , I just checked for the heck of it and the SD versions are still fine . HD are still out .

Edited by puffnstuff, 17 February 2009 - 12:37 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2009 - 01:39 PM

2 plus hours and still nothing . I wonder what could be wrong ? 4 now . What the hell ?

Edited by puffnstuff, 17 February 2009 - 02:48 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2009 - 02:54 PM

Still out as of 3:50 local.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 03:10 PM

We had an issue this morning just before 0500. Channel 9 froze (with picture) and channel 7 was just static. Channel 4 was OK and 9 came back after a minute or so but 7 stayed static. In my predawn thinking I thought it had to do with today being the original digital transition day, but didn't think much about it after it happened. As of 1610 their all still out.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 03:11 PM

It's the 17th. Any coincidence.....;)

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 03:23 PM

I guess Directv wasn't ready and dropped the ball . After last weeks crap I wonder what else could go wrong ? Somebody really needs to get on the ball .

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 03:34 PM

Wife is screaming at me, her soap did not record! BTW it's still out.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 03:49 PM

The president is out of town-So there is nothing to report, Whenever he gets back the stations will return. :lol:

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 04:27 PM

they're back!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 04:28 PM

DC HD channels back on:)

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 04:28 PM

and they're gone!!!

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 04:29 PM

Whoops off again ...lol

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 04:42 PM

Both of my DVR's are dead to local channels. I can see a glitch which might have something down a few minutes, but not this long. This long is a RGE (Resume Generating Event.)

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 04:48 PM

I'm trying to get an ETA for when things are back to normal .. I have not yet gotten an answer to that question.
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#20 OFFLINE   cbayus

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 04:51 PM

It's alive!!!!! Holding my breath until I'm blue or I'm sure they're back...




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