D10 - Test Channel 498: Now available

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

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  1. jsherm007

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    BTW I get the grey screens
     
  2. jsherm007

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    I hope they turn on the HD tonight and the Big Ten network is lit up tomorrow in HD!
     
  3. axl

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    works in fredericksburg, va.
     
  4. ahatten

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    Earl just posted that no one should call DirecTV CSRs. I'd put the URL here, but I'm not allowed to yet as I haven't posted 5 times....
     
  5. ahatten

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  6. FHSPSU67

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    Not necessarily, I've heard of too many non-WB68 or 168 multiswitches being installed and also the useage of diplexers. Are you good on both these counts?
     
  7. reup

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    I'm in Woodbridge...

    still searching for signal...

    hummmm
     
  8. jeffman

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    Yep, they should change slides, get moving picture, etc.
    by def. MPEG is the standard method for compression and decompression of MOVING images.
     
  9. HD30TV

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    Just did everything in Stuart Sweet's checklist thread, "general troubleshooting for 498 problems" and nothing worked, now have HR20/TV connected via HDMI. Still just that lovely, never-changing, black or gray screen.

    When you refresh your service via DirecTV's website, is programming supposed to mess up a little to show something happened? I've used that refresh service thing twice now, and nothing happened to interrupt what I was watching once, not even a little.
     
  10. HDTVFreak07

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    Try checking channels 480 and 481.
     
  11. HD30TV

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    480; 103 B-Band Odd (13V). BBC confirmed working.

    481; 103 B-Band Even (18V). BBC confirmed working.
     
  12. Tornillo

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    I'm getting the confirmation that the BBC are working. My H20 IS getting but NOT my HR20.
     
  13. Bellman

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    mexican-bum,

    Thanks for the reply. Yes I have the WB68 multiswitch.
     
  14. steevew6

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    Channel 498 lit up here!....HR20-700.....1080i......
     
  15. ahatten

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    I have 480 and 481 saying B-Bands confirmed, but still gray screen on 498.
     
  16. HD30TV

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    In all the posts of complaining about not getting a congrats screen, or an intermittent congrats screen; the common thread is HR20-?00 (mostly -700s).

    Seems that at least 95% of all the H20s (that are aligned properly and have a BBC connected) are getting the congrats screen fine and all the time.
     
  17. ActiveHDdave

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    I am showing 498 here in Harrisburg Pa or close to Harrisburg:D
     
  18. dniermeyer

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    I get those messages, with the gray/black screen.

    498 gives gray/black also

    hr20-700 directly connected to slimline, 65 ft cable
     
  19. lowgolfer

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    480 confirmed
    481 searching for signal
     
  20. ffnole

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    can I assume I have the correct satellite dish? The reason I ask is that our dish is located high up on a three story roof and was upgraded between 18-24 months ago. I didn't pay attention then what it was upgraded to. I know I have the correct receivers and B-Band converter. Even Directv left me a voice recording that I needed to switch out my dish according to their records. Unless I get up there with a 40 foot ladder I can't otherwise tell if I have the correct dish. But, I am getting the "congratulations message" on 498 on both H20 receivers. Is it safe to say i am good to go regarding all the required equipment? Thanks
     
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