D10 - Test Channel 498: Now available

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

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  1. mexican-bum

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

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    ya possibly, do you have a multiswitch? if so may have the incorrect one
     
  2. HD30TV

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    Ahh. Understandable. I also am afraid of heights, especially on slanted roofs 3 stories up.

    Which is why my dish is "on the ground", so to speak. But if yours needs to be on the roof for LOS purposes, that stinks.
     
  3. sine_n_name

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    im getting grey/black screen depending on color of piller bars in hd setup. I did get it to work after several combinations of button presses. repetedly i can get it to work by typing in 498, then channel up 2 times and down two times back to 498. the trick to getting it to work for me was to not allow the reciever time to tune to 500 and 501. (i never see a picture while its changing channels) once its back to 498 it takes about 2 seconds for it to show up. naitive is off to allow faster channel changes. hope this helps someone. if its already been suggested, sorry to clutter the already cluttered forum
     
  4. Webini

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    All:

    My apologies for the thread hijack. My OP was on topic regarding the 498 issue and signal strength on 103b. When it became apparent that I was going to have to deal with D* installers for the 5th time and blow a vacation day I was not a happy camper. And for some reason I felt compelled to respond to the posts saying I was being an unreasonable customer.

    I should have taken the discussion to another thread. Again, my apologies.
     
  5. bigmac94

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    Hello All..
    Yeah.. What he said.. Beautiful Grey Screen in 1080i
    What prey tell can we do,or better yet does anything need to be done?
    Had run the tests on the BBCs and got Searching for signal.
    Let me just add this,called Directv & asked for help with my grey screen,Its now
    the Logo!!
    Thank Y`all for your help
     
  6. LeoGetz

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    I am getting searching for signal????:(
     
  7. Webini

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    Try tuning to an mpg4 local (if you have one) and then back to 498.
     
  8. Tornillo

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  9. kenn157

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    Both HR20's and both H20's a go!
     
  10. bwaldron

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    No problem, Webini. I hope that you get your alignment issue resolved, and we all are watching lots of new HD soon.
     
  11. fpd917

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    mine are up and running also!
     
  12. mexican-bum

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

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    Fair enough, we all get upset and need to blow off some steam every now and then, I had a rant or two or three recently with verizon cell phone bill:D
     
  13. LeoGetz

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    I tried 72 73 623 (NESN HD) then went back...nothing...I did get the system all set when I tesed the B-band before...

    LOL I just read the local thing...LOL I tried 4 local HD and nothing I am reseting the receiver now...
     
  14. GenoV

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    Kenn, do you have any CE releases on your HR20's, or just the latest national release? Just wondering...
     
  15. rucknrun

    rucknrun AllStar

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    498 is working for me. Had to try it a few times. woooohoooo!!
     
  16. reup

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    I was 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?
     
  17. Fish Man

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    I've been following this thread and have noticed a definite pattern:

    Every "fix" that anyone has found involves monkeying around with exactly WHAT the receiver is displaying on the screen.

    Things that tend to "fix" the problem include (but individual mileage may vary):

    • Flipping around to various channels and going back to 498.
    • Turning the unit "off" and back "on".
    • Changing the display resolution or taking it out of "native" mode or putting it into "native" mode.
    • Going to various menus and surfing around within those menus.

    Now, consider this:

    This is the first time ever (at least in non-engineering mode, and AFAIK) that D* has sent a static image that's both 1) in MPEG4 and 2) in 1080i.

    I'm thinking more and more that the absolute "staticness" of the image is the problem. The MPEG4 decoder gets "confused" as to how to display it. Making it display various other things (other channels, menus etc.) kicks it out of its "brain lock" and gets the slide up on the screen.

    If this theory is correct, then "real" channels will simply be a non-problem. "Moving" images may work just fine.
     
  18. RD in Fla

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    No joy here. Same as 6 this morning, grey screen on both of my HR20's. Tried all of the work arounds that I read about here. A couple of times it appeared like something other then a grey screen wanted to appear, however, to no avail. My signals are in the 90's on all transponders and I received the "searching" on 499 on both tuners on both HR20s prior to today.
     
  19. Tornillo

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    My H20 has found it but my HR20 has not.
     
  20. jsherm007

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    Both of my HR20's have the b-bands and neither one gets channel.. One HR20 was installed last week, so I know I got the right stuff!
     
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