OTA/ATSC: Channel Issues (Take 2)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, Dec 19, 2006.

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  1. Bribo

    Bribo Cool Member

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    Just another big thanks to you for all help and info you've provided on this, Ed. It's a bit less frustrating to at least have someone on the "inside" letting us know that they are working on it. Thanks again, and happy New Year!
     
  2. hasan

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    Here in the Des Moines, IA DMA, there was a change. I now see Ch 8-2, KCCI weather summary. That's totally new as of today.

    We are still missing:

    13-2 WHO Weather Radar
    23-1 KPWG (CW)
    56-1 I can't recall it's name/callsign.

    8-2 showed up in the Guide automatically. I then redid my OTA setup to see if I could get 13-2, 23-1, or 56-1....no luck. So while this is the first progress I've seen since OTA was turned on (in terms of getting the missing channels), We are still missing the one's noted above.

    Thanks for your help Ed...it got us at least one new channel!
     
  3. dervari

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    Did a reset of OTA and still no 69-1 or 30-1 in Atlanta.
     
  4. 70xbr2

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    You would think that Tribune could get their own stations (26.1 WGNO & 38.1 WNOL) mapped correctly.
     
  5. mikeharden

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    Your ZIP Code : 98205
    Channel # : 4-1
    Call-Sign : KOMO-DT
    Description of Problem: 771

    All others are fine, 4-1 worked until two days ago.
     
  6. SunrayTVI

    SunrayTVI New Member

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    Still no luck out here in the Palm Springs area -

    Zip Code - Palm Springs, CA 92262

    33-2 - KDFX-CA Fox, No Guide Data, Cannot view
    42-1 - KESQ-DT ABC, No Guide Data, Cannot view

    My H20 shows the channels but no guide data and the HR20 shows neither of the two...
     
  7. Fish Man

    Fish Man Godfather

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    It affects all DirecTV receivers with OTA ATSC tuners. The H10, H20, HR10, and HR20. (Albeit with slightly different symptoms, in come cases.)
     
  8. Fish Man

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    When these stations came up on their temporary post-Katrina frequency (which they are still on) in January 2005, they were mapped correctly in the DirecTV data within 48 hours after coming on line.

    At the time, I contributed this fast update to the fact that the stations are in fact owned by the same company that provides the mapping data.


    I'm with you, It's sad. Tribune apparently suffered a burst of incompetence!
     
  9. Fish Man

    Fish Man Godfather

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    No joy here.

    New Orleans locals are still miss-mapped as described previously as of 10:20 AM Dec. 30.
     
  10. mistaj

    mistaj New Member

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    New Orleans, LA

    I'm in the mid-city area of N.O. and experience the same problems with my HR10-250. Just wanted to say thanks for keeping me posted, Fish Man. I hope they can straighten things out quickly. I'm gonna pull my hair out without having the Saints' game in HD. Now I'll be forced to go to a bar and drink excessively.
     
  11. Fish Man

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    For the saints game: Do a manual scan, watch (and/or do a manual time based recording) off of "8-1 FOX8HD" which the manual scan will find.

    Ohhhhh... but you wanted an excuse to drink excessively... ;)
     
  12. mistaj

    mistaj New Member

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    Hehe, true! But, I'll give that a shot right now. Thanks for the info...
     
  13. mistaj

    mistaj New Member

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    Ran the manual scan as suggested. That's definitely a workable temporary solution. I can deal with no program info while D* gets their issues sorted. Certainly better than a CSR trying to send out a technician to do absolutely nothing. Thx again...
     
  14. KurtV

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    ZIP Code : 70433
    Channel # : 8-1
    Call-Sign : WVUEDT
    Description of Problem: Guide info present but channel won't tune, 771, no signal on signal meter.

    ZIP Code : 70433
    Channel # : 26-1
    Call-Sign : WGNODT
    Description of Problem: Guide info present but channel won't tune, 771, no signal on signal meter.

    ZIP Code : 70433
    Channel # : 38-1
    Call-Sign : WNOLDT
    Description of Problem: Guide info present but channel won't tune, 771, no signal on signal meter.

    All of these channels are available when my antenna is connected directly to my Samsung DLP TV
     
  15. vlj9r

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    Zip Code: 33761
    Channel: 10.1
    Call Sign: WTSP

    Channel shows on guide but can't tune. Getting message 771. At times a tuner shows signal levels in the 60s but no picture. Most of the time, the meters show no signal. Get a picture when I connect to the tv.
     
  16. wlg24

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    zip code 44202 (Aurora, Ohio)

    3-1 NBC HD WKYC-DT -no signal
    3-2 Weather Now WKYC-DT -no signal
    3-3 NBC SD feed WKYC -no signal

    5-1 ABC HD WEWS-DT - 100% signal strength
    8-1 FOX HD WJW-DT - 100% signal strength

    19-1 CBS HD WOIO-DT - 95% + signal strength

    43-1 My Network WUAB-DT - no signal
    43-2 The Tube WUAB - 95% signal strentgh

    Direct TV was out today. They confirmed that the HR20-700 CANNOT receive VHF channel 2, the location of WKYC DT 3.1, 3.2, & 3.3. It's a flaw in the tuner. The VHF 2 signal (WKYCDT3.1) coming off my OTA is 100% when the feed from this OTA is connected to my old H10-250. The picture is also perfect when the same feed is connected directly to the tuner on my Sony XBR Bravia40. But "no signal" when the SAME feed is connected to the HR20-700.
     
  17. magellanmtb

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    zip code: 10566
    channel: 11-1, 11-2
    call sign wpixdt(cw11), wpixdt2(the tube)

    It's been a few weeks and the problem with wpix, new york metro area have yet to be resolved. I've reset the OTA several times hoping it will be rectified. I am still getting no signal on 11-1 and 11-2. When I check my H20(which SCANS) it still reads and (2) 11-1s wpixdt and cw11, and (2) 11-2 s wpixdt and the "the tube". The second 11-1(cw11)and 11-2(the tube) have the images and audio the other is blank. Why don't they just activate the scanning, if it is capable of scanning, in the hR20s. I can live dublicates in the channel guide for now, as long as I can get an image on one of them.
     
  18. Bajanjack

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    Same exact problem here in NJ with my HR20(the H20 has no problems) What really increases the frustration is that WPIXDT (11-1 and 11-2) is the only "local" we can't get in HD through the sat! Earl...any updates on a national "fix"?
     
  19. magellanmtb

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    Just curious
    Does the HR20 have the same tuners as the H20, only having the scanning feature turned off or are they completely different tuners?
     
  20. HDSeeker

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    The issue with 13 in Macon is very strange.
    I just did a new search and the HR-20 found 13-1 and 13-2
    13-3 is the real doppler sub channel in Macon.
    13-2 is an empty channel that has no programming at this time.
    The guide is calling 13-2 doppler in error.
    They have some major issues with the guide.
    I know I am old school, but why can't they just design a unit where I can do my own search?
     
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