How can I get my USA on-demand 1242 back?

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  1. BobStokesbary

    BobStokesbary Legend

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    For some reason our USA on-demand (1242) has disappeared. We had it last week. USA is in our package. We get 242 with no problem. But, there is no 1242 on our on-demand listing and I cannot access it directly with the buttons.

    I have re-booted (red button reset) and nothing changed. I have searched and no one else seems to be having this issue.

    I would sure like to know what to do next.
     
  2. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    It's possible it's just down at the moment. How long has it been missing for you? I'm not home to check ATM
     
  3. bakers12

    bakers12 ΔS > 0

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    I can't get 1242 either, although 1000 and 1002 are working OK. I'm watching an on-demand NCIS: Los Angeles from 1002 right now.

    I suspect 1242 will be back soon.
     
  4. ragweed10

    ragweed10 Member

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    What is the difference between "242" & "1242" ?
     
  5. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member

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    242 is the live channel and 1242 is the On Demand "channel". You select 1242 to see the list of available On Demand programs from channel 242/
     
  6. BobStokesbary

    BobStokesbary Legend

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    Longrider beat me to the answer. But, it is more general. Most if not all DirecTV channels have an "on-demand" component. You get the on-demand channel by adding 1000 to the channel you want on-demand for. You cannot get the on-demand component for a channel that you are not authorized in your basic channel. That is why I pointed out that I am authorized for 242 and consequently should be able to get 1242.
     
  7. BobStokesbary

    BobStokesbary Legend

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    Thanks. I am glad to know that I am not the only one who cannot get this. It is probably just disconnected right now. It worked just fine last week.
     
  8. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    VOD channels go down occasionally for maintenance


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  9. DBSSTEPHEN

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    When the On Demand channel disappears it's because they're updating it and adding more shows
     
  10. WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    WE have a Winner! -- :rolling: The VOD offer is provided and content controlled solely by that channel at their whim.
     
  11. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Wouldnt that be called "maintenance"? Duh.......


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  12. BobStokesbary

    BobStokesbary Legend

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    Well, it is back today. That was some "maintenance" schedule -- 5 days. At least all the on-demand episodes I was looking for are there.

    But, the download speeds are incredibly slow. You could not watch a program real-time with this speed. So, whatever maintenance they did on this probably needs some additional work.
     
  13. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    "maintenance" does not necessarily means fixing anything. They could be upgrading shows, swapping servers, etc....


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