Commercial "freezing" is back...

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by carlsbad_bolt_fan, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. T.C.

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    I was just wondering if someone could tell me if these signal strengths are acceptable?

    Signal Meter

    Satellite 101: 97%
    Satellite 99 (ca): 88%
    Satellite 99 (cb): 95%
    Satellite 103 (ca): 95%
    Satellite 103 (cb): 95%
     
  2. jimmie57

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    Those are very good.
     
  3. ejbvt

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    I just experienced the little blip with the guide up. The audio cut out for a fraction of a section and the picture in the corner pixelated, but the guide itself did not. Not sure if that adds anything to this or not...

    Edit: This is not where I intended this to be, I thought I was in the HR44 Freezing thread but that thread has gone off on a tangent. This isn't during any commercial, just random blips with pixelation every now and then on every channel.
     
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  4. T.C.

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    Thank you for the post. I'm still trying to narrow it down what the cause is? Is it the commercials? Is the HR24/200 going bad?

    The only odd number that's fluctuating high and low is....

    Satellite 101

    Transponder 18

    It fluctuates as high as 72 but now it's as low as 60.


    I don't know what that transponder is used for?

    It's the only number that moves frequently.
     
  5. jimmie57

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    The 101 is for SD programming and Guide data.
     
  6. texasbrit

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    It's the commercials, not your HR24. And the TP is one of those carrying spotbeams for locals so low or even zero is normal if it's not pointed at you..
     
  7. T.C.

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    I appreciate the quick response. Thank you for the reassurance. :)

    Thank you for the post. I guess I'm done troubleshooting now. I'll live with the commercial issues.

    Oddly enough... after downloading the same firmware/software file for the HR24/200 it hasn't froze since then. Maybe it's just luck?
     
  8. T.C.

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    I'm replying to my initial post about a month ago. So, even though it downloaded the exact same file.... the issue was resolved for about a month. Earlier yesterday... it froze on the AMC channel during a commercial.

    I did "CLEARBOX" yesterday.... and it only solved the problem for about 12 hours.

    Going to try the 02468 code... seems like it lasts a little bit longer.
     
  9. T.C.

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    Just wondering why it only freezes on the HR24 and not the HR44? :(
     
  10. T.C.

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    Wow... can't believe I'm posting in this thread again!!! Went 2 years or so without commercial freezing!!! Was watching HLN Channel 204 and it started freezing on that channel (been doing this for about a week now.) Did clear my box... fixed it for about 9 hours... started doing it again. Also started freezing on TLC Channel 280 today. DirecTV sucks as always!!!
     
  11. Bofurley

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    Iam having the same problem, only it is not just commercials, it is on all channels, about a 10 - 15 second freeze!
     
  12. Rich

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    You have to tell us what your setup is. What are you seeing that on?

    Rich
     

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