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Did you lose your OTAs with L4.01

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by Ron Barry, Mar 27, 2007.

Did you lose your OTA with L4.01?

  1. Yes I lost my OTA channels, have not been able to get them back.

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  2. Yes I lost my OTA channels, I was able to restore them

    5 vote(s)
  3. L4.01 did not take away my OTA. They are the same.

    7 vote(s)
  4. L4.01 did not take away my OTA. Infact my OTA experience has improved.

    44 vote(s)
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  1. Skates

    Skates Icon

    Apr 15, 2004
    Same setup as Ron except I have one 622 and no longer have 148 & Dish 500. No change at all for me after receiving the s/w. Everything is fine.

    *******Looks like I spoke too soon - Fox 11.1 just disappeared from my guide. A rescan brought it back.

    On the plus side, that's the first time I've scanned channels and not have the unit crash shortly afterwards.
  2. rogerpl

    rogerpl AllStar

    Aug 16, 2006
    My OTA signals have dropped significantly with the warming weather here in Vt. I'm hoping for a slight improvement. My local CBS OTA stations have dropped below 60. Above 60 it will lock, in the high 50s not so much.
  3. Will Munshower

    Will Munshower AllStar

    Mar 4, 2007
    DMA - Orlando

    Initially, I had lost 8 OTA channels. However, I did the scan at 4:00AM. When I rescanned later in the morning, I actually gained one more channel than I had previously. My assumption is that DTV stations have to power down from dusk til dawn, just as analog stations have to.

    Now, I am very pleased with my OTA reception. I get a stronger, totally consistent signal strength. I have not moved my yagi antenna. I think L4.01 had a significant impact on my OTA reception. Previously, I had frequent signal strength drop offs that I found quite annoying. I have not had a single yellow pop up about signal loss since the download. Kudos, E*!

  4. Grandude

    Grandude RichardParker II

    Oct 21, 2004
    When L4.01 arrived my OTA signals improved, BUT, it was only temporary. I think that it was just a lucky atmospheric skip going on. I'm 45 miles from the transmitters so everything needs to be right to get reliable signals from most channels.
  5. tnsprin

    tnsprin Hall Of Fame

    Mar 15, 2003
    Just had second occurance of losing OTA (same receiver) this morning.
  6. Zaphod

    Zaphod Cool Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    OTA is much more stable. My signal strength is the same, but I had a few distant channels that wouldn’t lock and now they are rock solid.
  7. tnsprin

    tnsprin Hall Of Fame

    Mar 15, 2003
    Some people are reporting both that when working they get stronger signals, new channels locked, etc, and having all there OTA suddenly drop to 0 and requiring a reboot.

    Myself I have now lost all OTA 3 times. 2 times on one receiver and now once on the other. My OTA signals appear the same, and I was always able to lock all my local station in my area.
  8. sbturner

    sbturner Legend

    Jul 24, 2002
    OK, here's an update; I had lost my OTA's last week in beta testing and could not get them back. I received a replacement receiver and got the 401 software and my OTA's are back and better than ever. I had problems with two channels but those problems are gone now, and channels are rock solid. I hope I'm not speaking too soon!!
  9. JSIsabella

    JSIsabella AllStar

    Oct 20, 2006
    After reading in another post about how it was taking a very long time to change OTA channels, last night I was changing channels up and down though my OTA's. It was only taking a bit over one second to make the change. But after about 10 changes, the screen went black. When I would change the channel, the channel info was displayed, but no picture, and no sound.

    I did a front panel reboot and all was fine.

    Here is how I am looking at this:

    Every time I make updates to any of my computers, a forced reboot is the norm. Maybe Dish should have just told everyone to do the same!!!!


  10. Kricket

    Kricket Legend

    Nov 18, 2005
    ive force rebooted three times since 401 downloaded - i just switched the channel from 107 to 120 and it took 9 seconds to get a picture
  11. SMosher

    SMosher Godfather

    Jan 16, 2006
    • Lost OTA Shortly after download of 4.01
    • Tried FPR and that didn't work.
    • Tried RESCAN and that didn't work.
    • Tried to unplug rec then RESCAN that DID work.
    • Reception greatly improved from 78-84 to 94-100.
    • One channel in my DMA degraded KCRA, loss of signal at 96 on the sig meter channel is completely unwatchable.
  12. FitzAusTex

    FitzAusTex AllStar

    Jan 30, 2007
    No OTA loss with 401, and in fact, 401 fixed the every 3 seconds drop-out issues with Fox Austin.

    Other observations are that two more-distant OTAs that I was able to lock onto prior to 401, I can no longer get (didnt watch them anyway), and my signal strengths of my desired OTAs has increased for all except PBS.
  13. vampirefish

    vampirefish AllStar

    Oct 19, 2004
    Unfortunatley, I lost mine a long time ago. Anytime I go to scan for them.... my receiver can't find squat.
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