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Signal Loss at Night-Locals Only Detroit DMA
Posted 03 March 2010 - 11:24 PM
He owns a DirecTv SD system with only one TV connected to the dish. Other threads report a signal LOSS with locals at mid-evening. His signal for locals APPEAR only upon mid-evening and later. I am not sure of which receiver he has (I have a DishNetwork system). During the day he gets a blank screen when tuned to the locals, WITHOUT any sort of message.
I realize that he is most likely is at the very fringe of the Detroit DMA footprint, but that does not explain why the signal is dependable and only watchable after about 9pm. I'm thinking that the sun is a noise generator of sorts, and may contribute enough marginally to prevent reception of a daytime local signal. I don't know if the locals become watchable later in the evening in the summer months.
Any suggestions to prevent this problem would be appreciated.
Posted 04 March 2010 - 08:50 PM
His service address is in the Detroit metro area, however, the intermittent signal loss occurs at his lake house in a rural area in zip code 48748.
DirecTV spot beam signals (local channels) are designed to be received at the address (ZIP code) where the service address is. Relocating a receiver to a "lake house in a rural area" or relocating a receiver anywhere other than the "service address" is a violation of the DirecTV subscriber agreement, and as a result signal reception is not guaranteed.
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Posted 04 March 2010 - 09:49 PM
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