D10 - Test Channel 498: Now available

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, Sep 19, 2007.

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  1. GordonT

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    :lol: I go outside for a smoke. That way, if the food still isn't there I at least have taken care of a different craving.
     
  2. JLF

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    LOL, Cable, isn't that the wire that hitches to your sat. dish? Most parts of Maine do not get cable, let alone digital cable. The far southern part of the state probably does and maybe a couple of the larger cities but that would be it.
     
  3. Webini

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    That's not the point. The reason I'm upset is I have to have an installer come out AGAIN and work on the alignment. And they won't have a clue. This will be time #5.
     
  4. Bofurley

    Bofurley Godfather

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    Just checked and 498 is clear and beautiful!!
     
  5. bwaldron

    bwaldron Impossible Dreamer

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    Tivo Series 3 are nice DVR's. BUT (a) pretty expensive option, (b) cable companies hate dealing with cablecards, and (c) when/if your cable co moves to switched digital video, your Tivo becomes somewhat useless.
     
  6. Webini

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    How is an issue with 103b alignment and signal strength while testing 498 off-topic?
     
  7. dhines

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    +1
     
  8. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    Middle...
    That's not the post(s) I was referring to, nor the one I quoted. Keep MY comments in context, as I did when I replied to you.
     
  9. bwaldron

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    Understand you're upset. After five times, you need to find an independent installer or learn to align the dish yourself -- it's not that difficult (assuming your installer has at least provided a plumb and level mount).

    There are many good things about DirecTV. In many areas of the country, installers are not one of them.
     
  10. Lefky

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    1 HR20-100, 1 H20 and both see Congrat.
     
  11. Webini

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    Wow, you need to get out more. Bangor and south is blanketed with digital cable and HD.

    People, I'm done. All I want is D* to work. I'm calling for an alignment AGAIN. If it works then great. If not, then on to other options.

    Amazing I get attacked for actually wanting service and to receive what I paid for.

    Bon chance.
     
  12. ahatten

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    Still gray here. No work around has helped. :(

    HR20-700
     
  13. mexican-bum

    mexican-bum "Jack Of All Trades, Master Of Some"

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    Great, let us know how it turns out:)
     
  14. HD30TV

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    Not to be rude, but if this will make time #5... you might wanna try doing it yourself. Just mark your dish's AZ/EL/Tilt & fine tune settings beforehand, so you can return to them if things get totally out of whack, and can't get any better than what you got, while you're working on the re-aligning process.
     
  15. Webini

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    Fear of heights I'm afraid. I have no doubt it is a simple process. Which makes it even more amazing that D* installers can't do it.
     
  16. JLF

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    Nope try again. My mother has a house south of Bangor and cable is not available. My brother lives south of Bangor, can get cable, but not digital, My sister . . . .

    Enough of this off topic crap.
     
  17. GenoV

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    Fair enough...I didn't realize you were having that much trouble with proper installs.
     
  18. JLF

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    If someone comes out to align your dish and does not do it correctly without giving you a good reason (Hey you have to cut that tree down!), then call directv and complain. Be sure to know who he is and who he works for (May not actually work for directv).
     
  19. Bellman

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    I got the "congratulations slide" on channel 498. With channel 499 I always got the "BBCs not connected" slide even after I installed the rev. 3 BBCs on my HR20-700. I then checked my signal strengths for 103(b) and they were all over the place, went back to channel 498 and got ''searching for sat'' message. Got the slide back after I did the channel 72-73-498 trick that Earl mentioned. I guess I will keep my service call appt. scheduled for this Sunday! Does it sound like I have a problem?

    Thanks,
    Andy
     
  20. reup

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    Iwas just watching ch 76, the receiver frooze up and I had to reboot.

    Now it cannot locate the D signal...

    No storms here, perfect weather

    Anyone else?
     
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