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Major national HD errors

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by JoeTheDragon, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz Day Sleeper

    Mar 23, 2002
    Sacramento, CA
    There was a bit a sarcasm attached to my comment.

    OK, a ton of sarcasm.
  2. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Im sure after this, cable companies will have a field day poking fun at D.

    Dish had a similar problem a few months back. Just minor news items. I think it was either Comcast or fios had one too.

    They don't pick on each other for this kind of thing.
  3. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Directv on twitter confirms all is back now.
  4. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    Comcast new X1 box has alot of bugs.
  5. ikoniq

    ikoniq Cool Member

    Sep 8, 2012
    Omaha, NE
    Still getting the "Technical Difficulties" slide on 296 CNeHD. Just figured I'd let you all know.
  6. Robster138

    Robster138 New Member

    Aug 22, 2012
    USA currently has loss of audio. HD only. Stop calling, we've been Q'd all day. Haha. JK. I don't mind the short calls. :)
  7. dvdmth

    dvdmth Icon

    Jul 24, 2008
    Denver, CO
    I've seen DirecTV ads in the past talking about cable TV outages, so they have picked on cable before. Of course, outages are a lot more common on cable than satellite, and sometimes the outages are planned for maintenance or network upgrading.

    I remember a while back when a fiber optic line was cut by a fire, causing all of Colorado to lose Comcast TV service. There was also a police investigation at the scene, so Comcast could do nothing about it until the investigation was completed. Thus, everyone in Colorado with Comcast lost TV service for an entire day. (Oh, and it was a Saturday during college football season.)

    Stuff happens.
  8. LawHawk

    LawHawk Cool Member

    Mar 8, 2013
    I, for one, was RELIEVED to see that it was truly a technical problem. I saw the error screen on NFL Network and had a moment of absolute terror thinking that DirecTV and NFLN were going to be in a carriage dispute and I would lose NFL Network! That would be a nuclear-level disaster for an addict like me.
  9. richard1428

    richard1428 Cool Member

    May 6, 2010
    On comcast at least once a week i had my tv service interrupted for hours, most of them at nights. Some channels would be gone and sometimes all of them. But because it's something done locally then there wouldn't be any panic nationwide.
    On the other hand if something goes wrong on directv every single costumer is affected. So you will hear from everybody complaining about directv
  10. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Well, they sure gave us a beatdown. Now it's the Phil's turn.....

    Any one hear of the actual cause? Pretty sure it wasn't a dome enveloping CO, regardless of rumors.... :)
  11. HoTat2

    HoTat2 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005

    When the outages affect the CONUS beam national feeds anyhow.
  12. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Apr 21, 2007
    Elizabeth, CO
    I highly doubt we will hear any causes, while it is standard business practice anymore to keep anything and everything confidential this is a time I would think it would be positive PR to be up front about what happened.
  13. gov

    gov Legend

    Jan 11, 2013
    Unless 'Steve the Janitor' poked an equipment rack with his mop handle.

    (BTDT, LOL)
  14. Flugelman

    Flugelman Legend

    Nov 20, 2007
    Of course all this transpired while I was setting up and activating my new HR34... Grrrrr :bang
  15. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Well, at least you survived the heart-attack phase. Very frustrating, but are you all set now?

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