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Does test channel 498 still exist

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by almccm, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. almccm

    almccm Cool Member

    Aug 4, 2008
    I know I need to get my dish realigned because my signal strengths on 99 and 103 are low. I look at the test channels and can see some information on 480, 481, 482 and 483 (only 481 confirms BBC is working, others say Correct satellite dish setup).

    When I try to tune to 498 I get "Channel not available" at the top of the screen. Has this test channel gone away or is that due to my low signal strenghts on 99 and/or 103?
  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    That channel is no longer available.
  3. Mertzen

    Mertzen Hall Of Fame

    Dec 8, 2006
    If the signal would be too low it would give 'searching for sat...' rather then channel not available. Haven't checked it in a while so they probably pulled it.

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