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Lost Local HD in 2 weeks
Posted 20 July 2007 - 09:25 AM
I have a problem. My local HD channels went from being normal to not avaliable in about two weeks. At first, my local HD channels would have a rain fade like affect only at night, then fine in the day time. Then, the channels went totally out and I get the 'searching for signal on sat' msg. I then checked the sat. signal strength and I was getting in the low 30s when the stations went out (I guess I need a signal stronger than the 30s to see a picture). Now when I check the sat signal strength, I get 0. I went from having a signal good enough to watch local channels in HD to having 0 signal in about 2 weeks.
After I lost the channels, I went outside and tried to turn my dish a little bit to see if it was loose and it wasn't. I also unplugged the power on my hr20 and plugged it back in. This didn't help either. What do you guys think it is?
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Posted 20 July 2007 - 09:37 AM
Posted 20 July 2007 - 10:12 AM
I'd be calling D* and have them fix it. If it's been less than 90 days from your last install/service call, it's free.
BTW: your locals should be coming in at 95+%.
Posted 21 July 2007 - 10:44 PM
Posted 21 July 2007 - 11:35 PM
Posted 22 July 2007 - 08:19 AM
BTW, do not trust the angles and stuff the box tells you. They are way off.
When I got the local hd channels back, I think some other sats went down in signal strength. But I still get all the channels I did before so I'm ok. I rember there was a video guide that showed how to point a dish. Is that still arround?
Thanks for your help guys.