103CB Signals Dead

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by rahlquist, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. Feb 20, 2015 #81 of 251
    FHSPSU67

    FHSPSU67 CE'er & Retired Engineer DBSTalk Club

    2,592
    41
    Jan 12, 2007
    Windber, PA
    Thanks to fellow Pennsylvanian KyL416 for keeping us all updated. Hope you're catching up on some sleep today :)
     
  2. Feb 20, 2015 #82 of 251
    tnnolman

    tnnolman Cool Member

    96
    8
    Aug 9, 2009
    Only 4 channel not back on yet they are: 353 Bloomberg HD/410 NBC Universo/455 Univision Deportes and 458 TWC Sportsnet Deportes. All 4 of the channel still have the NO NEED TO CALL US Slide.
     
  3. Feb 20, 2015 #83 of 251
    Skylooker

    Skylooker New Member

    2
    0
    Apr 2, 2006
    Can someone explain to me why it's necessary to simulcast HD and SD? Can't the STB just downconvert the HD version to a SD monitor? Seems like a huge waste of sat capacity, but I guess they would have already done it, if it were possible.
     
  4. Feb 20, 2015 #84 of 251
    tsduke

    tsduke Godfather

    588
    28
    Mar 20, 2007
    All the old receivers in circulation prevent it.
     
  5. Feb 20, 2015 #85 of 251
    Skylooker

    Skylooker New Member

    2
    0
    Apr 2, 2006
    I figured so. That's too bad. What a waste of resources.

    Thanks for the reply.
     
  6. Feb 20, 2015 #86 of 251
    sbl

    sbl Icon DBSTalk Club

    931
    3
    Jul 21, 2007
    I'm at work so can't check this out myself, but are the receivers sent some sort of remapping instructions so that if you tune to the old channel number it still comes in? Or does my wife have to redo her scheduled recordings?
     
  7. Feb 20, 2015 #87 of 251
    Go Beavs

    Go Beavs Hall Of Fame

    3,640
    58
    Nov 18, 2008
    Portland,...
    It should remap transparently to the user. The channel numbers will remain the same. Only the internal "pointers" that tell the receiver what frequencies to tune to are changing.
     
  8. Feb 20, 2015 #88 of 251
    rahlquist

    rahlquist Hall Of Fame

    1,677
    3
    Jul 24, 2007
    The two edged sword of having a large user base. I am sure someone has some sort of plan in place. My oldest receiver is my HR20 from 2007 and still plugging along with no real issues.
     
  9. Feb 20, 2015 #89 of 251
    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    37,060
    288
    Jun 18, 2006
    Part of D14's purpose has always been to allow for channels to transition off DIRECTV10. That satellite had problems even before it went operational and it's always been the plan to allow it to retire. As stated, DIRECTV14 has more capacity than DIRECTV10 has (had?) and there's no reason to think this will slow DIRECTV's plans.
     
    2 people like this.
  10. Feb 20, 2015 #90 of 251
    ETS121

    ETS121 New Member

    7
    2
    Feb 1, 2015
    Port Ewen, NY
    For ten minutes Destination America HD ch 286 was frozen on this image, which was pretty funny. Does anyone think Destination America will freeze again, should I DVR a a show I want to watch in SD just in case? 4a.jpg
     
  11. Feb 20, 2015 #91 of 251
    chicagojim

    chicagojim Legend

    234
    2
    Sep 13, 2006
    On the lighter side -

    As all this was going on last night, I received a call from DTV. I thought, "Wow! Now THIS is some customer service! Are they seriously calling me to let me know of the outage???"

    After all, I had never received a call in over 14 years of being a subscriber.

    Nope - sales call. Thought it was too good to be true! !rolling
     
  12. Feb 20, 2015 #92 of 251
    BearsFan

    BearsFan Godfather

    326
    1
    Apr 22, 2002
    Chicago Suburbs
    Wow--looks like we picked the right night (Thursday evening) to watch content on the Apple TV. Had no idea any of this was happening until I saw the "Sorry about missing HD channels" email from DirecTV this morning.

    While I had issues in recent weeks with several channels (H2 HD, IFC HD, Cooking HD) giving me the 771 error, things seemed to fix themselves in the last week or so…then this happened, and I see IFC HD on the list (though it's probably back now, from what I've read).

    I have to wonder if the issues I was having were the beginning signs of something going wrong like it did this past week.
     
  13. Feb 20, 2015 #93 of 251
    ETS121

    ETS121 New Member

    7
    2
    Feb 1, 2015
    Port Ewen, NY
    If you have a slimline 3 dish you don't get NBC Universo sd or TWC Deportes sd correct? We only get them in HD which are both currently down.
     
  14. Feb 20, 2015 #94 of 251
    tsduke

    tsduke Godfather

    588
    28
    Mar 20, 2007
    Hmmm....guess they didn't send the email to everyone? I didn't receive anything.
     
  15. Feb 20, 2015 #95 of 251
    MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    10,473
    1,390
    May 17, 2010
    USA
    I received a email from DIRECTV at 04:11 this morning informing me of the "Technical Issues".
     
  16. Feb 20, 2015 #96 of 251
    APB101

    APB101 Icon

    1,488
    143
    Sep 1, 2010
    Michigan
    I didn't get an e-mail; and I have access to DirecTV's website.

    A note for some consumers: With however much of the programming having now returned, it may be necessary to do a reset of one's receiver. (I had to do so with one of my DVRs.)
     
  17. Feb 20, 2015 #97 of 251
    stevenme

    stevenme Cool Member

    84
    0
    Nov 29, 2011
    When I look in the satellite setup menu I don't see 99ca, only 99c which I'm guessing is D11. Does DTV need to reprogram the receivers to show D14 in the setup menu?

    Steve
     
  18. Feb 20, 2015 #98 of 251
    harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    21,192
    187
    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    Putting a satellite with Ku capacity at a Ka slot doesn't seem like a long-term solution when all of the oldest satellites are Ku. Then again, having a satellite that covers three bands and no spot beams is spreading things awfully thin.
     
  19. Feb 20, 2015 #99 of 251
    longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member

    4,181
    216
    Apr 21, 2007
    Elizabeth, CO
    For the receiver to show 99ca and 99cb an update is needed. Until that update happens the receiver is just combining the two on the 99c screen
     
  20. fleckrj

    fleckrj Icon

    1,569
    146
    Sep 4, 2009
    Cary, NC
    It is my understanding that the receiver will find the channels, even though you cannot see a signal strength screen for 99ca and 99cb. There is no need to seen the signal strength screen to be able to receive any of the channels from D14.
     

Share This Page

spam firewall