D10 - Test Channel 498: Now available

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  1. fafner

    fafner Cool Member

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    I get Sports HD guide on 488 and congrats on 498

    fafner
     
  2. itherrkr

    itherrkr New Member

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    Apparently, you need a sense of humor. I was attempting to inject a little humor into a difficult situation.
     
  3. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    Your humor is drier than what I typically run into on this forum, but any levity is always a good thing when people are too tense. :up:
     
  4. itherrkr

    itherrkr New Member

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    Thank you, paulman182, for your answer. I too, hope everything works as intended, with my current equipment.
     
  5. jrodfoo

    jrodfoo Godfather

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    All good with 498 here. now I'm really started to get excited. (since this is that posible week in september. something has to show up) :)
     
  6. parkerdt

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    My HR20-100 still has only a grey screen on 498, though 480 and 481 come in fine.
    I've reset the receiver, tried tuning 72 and 73 first, etc. but no joy. My 2 H20-600s
    are fine.

    Anything else I should be trying with the HR20-100?

    Dave
     
  7. techrep

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    9300 and 9301 are back up.
     
  8. Sirluckyj

    Sirluckyj Registered User

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    I get them now on my HR20-100 but still a gray screen on 498. On 9300 I have bleck bars on the side. Full screen on 9301. It is not HD that knocks my socks off. More like HD Lite!

    Jim
     
  9. n3ntj

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    498 not working on my end as of this afternoon. Just a black screen today. Worked fine with audio as of yesterday.
     
  10. Skins Fan

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    Started to get 9300 &9301 for the first time when they went live this afternoon. I now can get everything except I get a black screen on 498. I also have a signal on the odd tps on 301 now, which I never had. The BBC test on 480 & 481 have passed for the first time.
     
  11. steveken

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    well, I was watching 9301 till the TP's went offline. Wonder whats going on.

    Edit:
    Ok, guess they did something with the sat. Its back up now.
     
  12. Sirluckyj

    Sirluckyj Registered User

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    Now get 498 with sound.

    Jim
     
  13. kenn157

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    9300/9301 up here too
     
  14. harleylay1

    harleylay1 AllStar

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    i got nothing except searching for signal on all the test channels i got hr20-700 have both bbc's dont know what the deal is
     
  15. rock819

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    quick question i have a few zeros and weak signals on 99b and weak signals on 119 i get a picture and it doesnt pixlelate so to speak but the pctures are kind of blurry(fuzzy or i guess verylittle areas seem to look murky especially the hd chanels from a distance they look ok but as i get closer to the tv they look really bad i have a 42" projection with an hdmi hookup my question is how much does a weak signal effect picture quality (will a stronger signal make the hd chanels look more clear?} i understand the sd chanels will look fuzzy but they look almost as good as the hd does in my eyes
     
  16. Guitar Hero

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    I missed the last opportunity for 9300 and 9301, but I've got them now. Everything is running fine. No problems.

    So, I get everything I should and tests run fine; 498, 480, 481, 499, 9300 and 9301.
     
  17. HD30TV

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    Anyone else getting a 3/16" black bar across the top of the Conjoined Twin program on 9300?
     
  18. HD30TV

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    Now a commercial (Michael Clayton preview) on 3901 was in HD, but the framing appeared off - word only partially visible in black bars at bottom, below bottom of screen.
     
  19. steveken

    steveken Godfather

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    Its a digital signal. It's either there or it isn't. If it is weak, the only thing that will happen to it is it gets blocky and pixelated. It is not possible for it to get "fuzzy" or "blurry".
     
  20. steveken

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    I noticed that the frame didn't appear to be quite right as well. You could clearly see where words were getting cut off on the bottom (didn't notice anything on the top). I believe it was on 9300 only, but couldn't swear to it.
     
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