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L146 Bug Report: Can't Tune Channel Without PSIP Info

Discussion in 'Other HD Receiver Support Forum (811, 921, 942)' started by jsanders, Feb 25, 2004.

  1. jsanders

    jsanders Hall Of Fame

    Jan 21, 2004
    I was hoping someone would bring this up in a bug report. I've mentioned it a few times in other topics though.

    Anyway, SF Bay Area KBHK, Digital 45, comes in on my 921 with "Add DTV" with a signal strength of 105. However, when I try to add this channel, it doesn't end up in the channel list. Scan DTV doesn't add this channel either.

    My 6000 has no problem tuning this channel, we have gone through this before, there appears to be no PSIP information on the channel.

    Anybody else with this problem with L1.46??
  2. SteveRS

    SteveRS Mentor

    Feb 7, 2004

  3. SteveRS

    SteveRS Mentor

    Feb 7, 2004
    KVBC-DT NBC ch 2-1 Las Vegas (no PSIP)has a signal strength of 110.
    I cannot receive as I get the black screen with "2-1 Not Found" message.
    It takes 3 or 4 tries to "Add DTV" ON 2-1. but will never tune in.

    Dish 6000 8VSB has no problem with 2-1.
    Mitsubishi WS-65813 also has no problem with 2-1.
    This is most certainly another bug to add to the long list for the DVR-921.

    I also have numerous problems with other DTV OTA channels (all these channels do have PSIP) on DVR-921.
    Right now I cannot receive KLAS-DT CBS ch 8-1 signal strength 105.
    Sometimes I cannot receive KTVT-DT ABC ch 13-1 signal strength 122!
    It does not matter if a station has PSIP or not.
    My DVR-921 DTV is buggier than an outhouse in July

    Oh yeah, I forgot that I just had reboot #7 with L146 software.
    When I removed and then "Add DTV" I got 8-1 back again.
    But ch 2-1 is still"Not Found" forever.
  4. jsanders

    jsanders Hall Of Fame

    Jan 21, 2004
    Whoa! And I thought mine was bad.

    I think those guys in Eldon need to take a trip to Vegas! It sounds like a perfect "real world" stomping ground to see lots of problems with receiving OTA!
  5. peterd

    peterd AllStar

    Dec 16, 2003
    Yep, JS, here we are again with L146!
  6. keitheva

    keitheva Legend

    Aug 23, 2002
    Yep, same problem with KBHK.

  7. gsalem

    gsalem Mentor/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 4, 2004
    Yes... I cannot sucessfully add channel 45 here either.

    I also can't get a timer to fire on OTA with 146... and the darn
    box has as many problems as 145. Two steps forwards and 3
    steps back, if you ask me.

  8. jsanders

    jsanders Hall Of Fame

    Jan 21, 2004
    Are you doing the normal things to get timers to fire?

    1. When setting the timers, set the padding to 0 from default 1,3.
    2. When not using receiver make sure it was last tuned to a Satellite channel.
    3. I forgot what the 3rd one was.... Someone here will chime in I'm sure...
  9. Bogney

    Bogney Legend

    Jul 11, 2003
    The 3rd one was:
    "Do not have a satellite channel recording when the OTA timer activates."

    But I believe this may have changed with the 1.46 software. I now find that an OTA timer will be successful when a satellite recording is in progress. However, it will fail if the OTA and satellite are set to activate at the exact same time. When this situation occurs, I set one of the timers to start one minute early.
  10. bobl

    bobl Legend

    Jan 17, 2004
    Here's some information for those of you not able to receive KBHK (45-1) in the San Francisco Bay Area with your 921:

    I spoke with an engineer at the station this past week and was told that they should be transmitting PSIP information in a few weeks. He didn't elaborate more than this but hopefully this will actually happen in the timeframe mentioned. If we're lucky this won't be too important if Dish gets a software fix for this problem incorporated into the next release (possibly this week?).

  11. jsanders

    jsanders Hall Of Fame

    Jan 21, 2004
    When I talked to those guys, they told me that they simply didn't have a PC to connect to the transmitter to generate the PSIP data stream. It is good to hear that they are finally going to be able to remedy the problem!

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