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What did DTV to to their signal today?

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#1 OFFLINE   Floyd



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:04 PM

Early this afternoon my phone lit up with calls from hotels that have older receivers in their headends. Evidently DTV sent out something that prevented them from getting a signal. On the Hewes receivers the satellite menu item wouldn't work so I could check the signal strength. On most of the sites the receivers came back up by themselves. Possibly, DTV sent some kind of a restore command up. Unfortunately, some people were doing troubleshooting and those sites didn't get the restore program, so I had to go out and do some re-sets.
This might have something to do with the upcoming turn -off of older receiver feeds.

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#2 OFFLINE   dpeters11


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:12 PM

Yep, the old guide.


#3 OFFLINE   Ken Stomski

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:21 AM

communication went out to l&i dealers well over a year ago addressing this issue. we have already swapped over all the headends around here from mpg guide receivers to d12s.

#4 OFFLINE   texasbrit


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:38 AM

Yes, it was a temporary glitch, but probably a precursor of future events, when older receivers will become mainly unusable..

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