HD Locals: Los Angeles, CA

Discussion in 'HD Locals' started by Doug Brott, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. May 21, 2009 #41 of 106
    juniormaj

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    Yeah, I should have added that bit. I was mostly worried that DirecTV might flub it since I've been reading some reports of "Game Search" acting a bit wonky.
     
  2. May 22, 2009 #42 of 106
    cigar95

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    I did something a bit different - I recorded both HD and SD versions of channel 11. I had the same issues - four or five "blackouts" - on my HD version in the first hour, but the SD recording was just fine. (At least I was able to use that to go back and see what I missed.)
     
  3. May 29, 2009 #43 of 106
    djrobx

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    Since changing over my series links to 399 instead of 11, things have been MUCH better. Tonight's So You Think You Can Dance had a really bad period. Tap dancing acapella with regular brrriping was quite amusing!
     
  4. May 29, 2009 #44 of 106
    ercjncprdtv

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    When KTTV moves back to channel 11 on June 12th, there should no longer be a problem.
     
  5. Aug 13, 2009 #45 of 106
    Ashtonian

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    What is "A3 Los Angeles 50 KOCE PBS"
    Just appeared in the guide with programs marked [HD]

    Is this a new local HD
     
  6. Aug 13, 2009 #46 of 106
    Ashtonian

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    However, KOCE in my guide was showing [HD]

    So I went to Setup > Parental> Favorites> Edit> [Fav Chan]
    then scrolled to 50 which is KOCE above it now added to the listing is 50
    This first 50 is the HD channel
    I select this 50 and unselect the previously selected 2nd 50
     
  7. Sep 4, 2009 #47 of 106
    JACH

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    For me, when one HD local channel from channel 2 - 13 starts to break up, they all do. Some people here are talking about specific channels like Fox 11, but for me it's either they all break up at the same time or they're all fine. Usually starts to happen after 8pm. I believe the signal for LA locals come from satellite 103s transponders 19 & 21, right? Those signals for me are always high 90s if not 100%. I've been seeing this problem since I joined directv over a year ago, and I've been watching my locals on channels in the 390s instead since then. The channels in the 390s always work fine and it's a good alternative, but channel 5, 9 and 13 don't have alternatives. Luckily I don't watch much of anything on 5, 9 and 13. But everytime someone in the house tunes to 2 - 13 for the news or something and there's breakup, I'm reminded that I'm paying directv a bunch of money while having to settle for a workaround. So what's up with channel 2 - 13? Isn't this a known issue? Aren't they working on it?
     
  8. Oct 2, 2009 #48 of 106
    bmwtaxi

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    I've been having major picture freeze ups on all local channels. CBS, ABC, NBC and Fox. But not on the local PBS channel. Is DirecTV acknowledging th eproblem and working on it?
     
  9. Oct 2, 2009 #49 of 106
    Stuart Sweet

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    I have no information on that, and my LA locals were fine last night. I would look at your signal strengths. With the way the wind's been the last couple of weeks it might have knocked your dish out of alignment.
     
  10. Oct 2, 2009 #50 of 106
    SLICK1938

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    Stuart:
    Have you heard of any reason why we have lost the HD LA Locals, Channels 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, & 13, in the Twentynine Palms (92277)
    area? All was fine until last night (Thursday), or at least that's when
    I first noticed it. The SD version of those channels are available but not HD. I receive the west coast HD feeds on 391,393,397 & 399 without problems. Any thoughts?
    Thanks.
     
  11. Oct 2, 2009 #51 of 106
    Stuart Sweet

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    You should have those channels. You might try calling customer service or going through the troubleshooting steps at DIRECTV.com to refresh your services.
     
  12. Oct 3, 2009 #52 of 106
    SLICK1938

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    Thanks, Stuart.
    I did the refresh thing to no avail and called customer service, After speaking with 5 different folks, and repeating the problem to each,
    I got a lady from South Dakota who tried to help but couldn't figure it out either. Anyway she said she would thoroughly document my call and pass it along to more experienced techs and to call back Monday if the problem wasn't resolved. We'll see.
    Thanks again.
     
  13. Oct 13, 2009 #53 of 106
    SLICK1938

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    Stuart, just to followup on the above.
    The HD locals out of LA were out as mentioned in the 92277 area and
    returned on Wednesday, 7 Oct. Still have not received an explanation from DirecTV on why they went out but all is well in the desert and, whatever happened, we now are able to receive all of the locals in HD including Channels 28 and 50 (PBS) that we were not receiving before the HD outage.
    The DIRECTV Tech showed up Wednesday morning as scheduled and saw that all was well but took the time to replace the LNB, dish wiring, and connectors as they were getting old, and even took the time to align the dish to ensure maximum performance. There are some very fine service persons out there and this young man was a jewel.
     
  14. Jan 9, 2010 #54 of 106
    BillyBob_jcv

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    I seem to have lost channel 4 - I was getting pixelation for a couple of days, but now it is just a black screen. Anyone else?
     
  15. Jan 9, 2010 #55 of 106
    texasbrit

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    Other people have reported channels 2 and 4 are black screen - looks like a source issue, not your equipment...
     
  16. Jan 9, 2010 #56 of 106
    joerockt

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    Same here, channels 2 and 4 only it seems for me.
     
  17. Jan 9, 2010 #57 of 106
    litzdog911

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    joe:
    Saw your post at the DirecTV Forum. Your signal readings are too low from the HD satellites. And you're ~100 miles from LA, so you're likely just on the edge of the LA spot beams.

    I wonder if that's the issue with other folks who've reported this problem .... far outside LA on the edge of the spotbeam with poor dish alignment.
     
  18. Feb 5, 2010 #58 of 106
    Wisegoat

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    The spot beams for LA are HUGE! I get reception as far northeast as Laughlin, Nevada and as far southeast as the California/Arizona/Mexican border. People have told me they have no problem getting them in Mammoth, and that is 400+ miles to the north.
     
  19. Mar 24, 2010 #59 of 106
    DodgerKing

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    I have the same question. In the guide it is listed by the call letters (something only done with HD channels), and it has HD labels on the programs. Even Direct list this channel as an HD channel on their website, so should it be added?
     
  20. Mar 24, 2010 #60 of 106
    DodgerKing

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    I get it in Mammoth.

    BTW, Mammoth is closer to 300 miles away, not 400
     

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