In the spirit of the channel 499 to test the installation of the B-Band converters... DirecTV has launched a new test channel 498. This channel is from D10 the latest satellite in DirecTV's fleet... have you heard about it? This channel contains a simple slide show, to confirm that your entire system/setup is correct and ready for the D10 transmissions (all those new HD channels) So want to see the first public transmission from D10.... Tune into 498... 499 was so yesterday.. Note: Previously, this message had been moved from our staging area to the general area earlier than it was supposed to. So sorry for the confusion that it caused. ------------ [Edit added at 7:00am CT] -) There is NOT supposed to be any audio on the slide... and it is a slideshow... just one slide though. for now. -) Those that are having issues seeing it, on an HR20... do this: Tune to 498... Then tune to 72, Then tune to 73... Then tune back to 498. This will make sure that you are using a different tuner to get to 498 (this of course is assuming you don't have anything recording, and are using a 2 tuner setup). If it works now... then something is up with the "other" tuner, and you can use that to narrow down if it is a local problem on your system -) As for "me" getting up early... it helps when you know something is comming you can make plans for it. So this thread was prepared in advanced, and head's up given to those that would have normally been up at this time... I had my alarm set, but I also have abilty to shut the alarm up while I am dreaming. ---------------- [Edit added at 7:30am CT] If you are getting a "blank" screen, that is not an authorization issue.... If it was an authorization issue, you would get a 721: Channel not purchased error message If it was a total signal unattainable issue... Then you would get a Searching for Sat issue Those of you with multiple units, turn BOTH of them at the same time to 498.. Those of you still with grey screen... what are the distances like between your unit and your multiswitch/dish.