Digital TV Transition for DIRECTV receivers - Issues Only

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  1. HoTat2

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    Hey folks;

    Before I go through the hassle of a RBR or some other, is anyone else's off-air antenna signal strength meter showing no signal readings on either OTA tuner for DTV channels which re-positioned their physical RF channel after the transition yesterday?

    All but one channel which relocated, KCAL-DT 9-1 here in L.A., show no signal on the bar meters yet I'm still able to receive all the channels that relocated yesterday just fine even though the meters show no signal exist on them.

    Go figure... :confused:

    My set-up is an HR21-200 with the AM21.
     
  2. dorfd1

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    WTPO channel 14 on directv is showing progamming from digital channel 14.1 but the guide data matches digital channel 14.5.

    all receivers are affected D11-500, H20-100, and HR20-100

    zipcode 45236

    cincinnati dma
     
  3. JonSamuels

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  4. Vinny*

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    * What receivers are affected: HR21-100+AM21
    * What market you're in: Richmond Virginia
    * What zip code you're using to get guide data: 23838
    * What channels are affected: WWBT-DT (NBC-HD) 12.1
    * What's happening currently: 771 Error... no signal
    * The resolution of your issue, if any: None Yet, already ran Antenna setup again and that did not help.
     
  5. teebeebee1

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    I was curious and purchased a flat tv antenna today and am in the process of getting it to work with my compatible hd dvr.

    How the hell do i get a stable legit signal on these local channels?

    Really weird, i haven't dealt with an antenna in so long that i almost don't remember how to get it working;

    Basically get it working and make sure noone breathes on it :)

    Any help is great,
     
  6. Inches

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    As of now I am not able to get OTA 2-1 & 2-2 nor 44-1, I was before the conversion. Anyone else in the Bay Area not receiving these. I have gone through the setup process several times through out the day without success. Anything else I can do?
     
  7. sum_random_dork

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    I lost KTVU as well, I know KTVU said they were going to have issues. I know 44 is on Sutro, I am not as sure where KTVU is located though. Have you gotten in contact with KTVU? I tried rescanning on my Slingbox ProHD and it didn't see KTVU, KRON, nor KBCW (44). I use to get KTVU and KRON.
     
  8. PennHORN

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    Which receivers are affected?

    My 2 HR20-700s (1 in living room and 1 in bedroom) are getting 771 errors on ALL OTA channels. I have tried RBR and rescan and no resolution to the problem.

    Amazingly my HR20-700 in my study that I did nothing to IS getting all OTA. What gives?

    What market you're in

    Houston

    What zip code you're using to get guide data

    77002

    What channels are affected

    ALL OTA!

    What's happening currently

    771 error

    The resolution of your issue, if any

    none so far. HELP!
     
  9. redfiver

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    I used to get these stations, but when both came available through the satellite, I changed to the satellite feed to save space when recording.
     
  10. CT_Wiebe

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    I just checked. Both 2-1 and 2-2 are coming through just fine tonight (HR20). BTW, the KTVU Studio/Station is in Oakland, but the antenna tower is on Mt. Sutro. We recorded AMW on 2-1 on Saturday @ 9PM (watching it now).

    It should be working for all of you now (as long as your OTA antenna can get Mt. Sutro via line-of-site).
     
  11. jgay

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    After reinitializing OTA guide in setup multiple times I have the following problems following transition:

    What receivers are affected: HR20-700 Fw #0312
    What market you're in: Montgomery, AL
    What zip code you're using to get guide data: 36104
    What channels are affected: WAKA 8-2, 8-3, WBMM 22-2, WMCF 45-2, 45-3, 45-4
    What's happening currently: 8-2, 3 strong sig on OTA tuner in setup - searching 771 when selected. 22-2, 45-2-4 missing in guide.
    The resolution of your issue: None - Have reinitialized OTA setup multiple times
     
  12. jgay

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    After reinitializing OTA guide in setup multiple times I have the following problems following transition:

    What receivers are affected: HR20-700 Fw #0312
    What market you're in: Columbus GA
    What zip code you're using to get guide data: 31907
    What channels are affected: WTVM 9-1, 9-2, WBMM 22-2, WLGA 66-1
    What's happening currently: Guide screwed up- shows two channels both 2-4 listed as 2-4 WTVMDT and 2-4 WTVMDT2 - Those should be 9-1 and 9-2. Cannot receive 9 at all (local ABC outlet). Lists a 9-1 as WLGADT should be 66-1. 22-2 is missing in guide. 66-1 is missing in guide.

    The resolution of your issue: None - Have reinitialized OTA setup multiple times
     
  13. bidger

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    I've done several resets after the last couple of days. The following issue still exists:
    Receiver: HR20-700 Vers. 0x312
    Market: Elmira/Corning, NY
    Zip Code: 14904
    Channels affected: WETM-DT (NBC) channels 18-1 and 18-2 and while you're at it howzabout adding the PBS feed from WSKA-DT @ channels 30-1, 30-2, and 30-3 that the HR10-250 could find with a Channel Scan
    Currently: Brief appearance of "Searching for Signal from Off-air Tuner" when trying to tune 18-1 and 18-2, then blank screen
    Resolution: That's what I pay my bill for, right?
     
  14. cuibap

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    I am in Houston, TX and there's no 55-2 in the channel list.

    What receivers are affected: HR20-700 Fw #0312
    What market you're in: Houston, TX
    What zip code you're using to get guide data: 77478
    What channels are affected: VAN-TV 55-2
    The resolution of your issue: None - Have reinitialized OTA setup multiple times

    Currrently I have to watch it directly from TV tunner, do not go through HR20 box
     
  15. Inches

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    According to the tower diagram I have KPIX, KRON & KTVU are on the same antenna at the top of the tower. I am getting KPIX & KRON but not (and still not) KTVU. KBCW is below KGO on a different antenna of which I am still not receiving KBCW where I was before the conversion.

    I am in a fringe area which before the conversion I was not able to receive KGO but then their digital antenna was quite low on the tower which is now their standby antenna. Yet I was able to receive KTVU which was lower yet, I guess they were running more power on their digital transmitter.

    No, I have not contacted KTVU yet all I have been doing is checking their web site.
     
  16. thomas_d92

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    I did a reset of my local channels on my HR20-700 and now all my Fresno,Ca. and Bakersfield ,Ca. channels come in .
     
  17. cuibap

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    What receivers are affected: HR20-700 Fw #0312
    What market you're in: Houston, TX
    What zip code you're using to get guide data: 77478
    What channels are affected: 13-1. Getting 771 error
    The resolution of your issue: None - Have reinitialized OTA setup multiple times

    Currrently I have to watch it directly from TV tunner, do not go through HR20 box
     
  18. timmy1376

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    # What receivers are affected: HR21-700 with AM21
    # What market you're in: Topeka, KS
    # What zip code you're using to get guide data: 66502
    # What channels are affected: 11.1 11.2 & 11.3
    # What's happening currently: channels appear in guide, but receive 771 error msg when accessing; show 0 signal strength when using signal bar Get channels fine hooked up to 2 other tv's on same line
    # The resolution of your issue, if any: Resetup the locals, still do not have 11's It did fix 49.1 but 49.2 does not work
     
  19. gitarzan

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    Can't get Fox 56 Lexington for last two days and i've ran initial setup several times. Fox 56 moved from VHF channel 4 to UHF channel 31 yesterday to make it easier for most people to get in Lexington. I went to my parents house today to watch on their Dish HD DVR after a channel scan. I contacted Fox 56 and they said the change was communicated to Tribune, DirectTV and Dish network but did not say when the data would be updated.
     
  20. GordonT

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    What receivers are affected: HR20-100 & HR20-100
    What market you're in: Tampa-St Petersburg FL
    What zip code you're using to get guide data: 33625
    What channels are affected: WEDU PBS 3.2 -3.4 (3.1 is working)
    What's happening currently: 771 Error... but signal strngths are + 90%
    The resolution of your issue, if any: None Yet, already ran Antenna setup again and that did not help.
     
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