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Reduction in My Whining and Snivelling

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by hasan, Jul 19, 2007.

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  1. hasan

    hasan Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Ogden, IA
    I've been pretty pissy about missing channels on OTA due to Tribune data being wrong...for over 6 months. Well, I have to give credit where credit is due. I emailed one of the local channels that was missing (actually the only one of the 3 missing that has any importance at all) and described my plight and asked them to contact Tribune about the problem.

    That was yesterday. I got an email today from the Chief Engineer saying they had given Tribune the info quite a while ago and "they" still couldn't get it right. He said they hope to have it resolved soon. Tonight 23-1 CW network showed up...I didn't do a re-setup of the HR20..it just happened out of the blue. It's in the guide and I can tune to the channel. Interestingly, to be able to make signal measurements, I had to completely re-do my OTA setup in the HR20 or it wouldn't show on the signal screen. No biggie. Excellent quality signal: 90%!

    Now...I'm not real happy that I had to do all the legwork on this....but in fact, that is what it took.

    I guess I'll have to recommend to anyone missing OTA channels that they think they should be getting via the HR-20 to get off their hind end and do the legwork themselves if they want the channel to show up.

    The silliness of this "chase your tail" odyssey makes an even bigger case for why we need the HR20 to scan for channels and not rely on the half-baked info from/to Tribune.
  2. PoitNarf

    PoitNarf New Member

    Aug 19, 2006
    Nice going hasan! :D

    Glad you got your OTA situation resolved, even if it did take some work on your part. I'm sure other HR20 users in your area will be appreciative of your efforts.
  3. hasan

    hasan Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Ogden, IA
    I was being pretty self-centered about this...I didn't even think of how it might benefit others in the area. God, it's easy to get tunnel vision about something when one obsesses!:D
  4. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Hasan, you're way too critical of yourself. You are a pillar of this site and everything you do, including your honest indignation when something isn't right, benefits us all.

    I'm glad that things are finally going your way guide-data-wise.

    I too have seen some improvements in OTA, but this time from DIRECTV:

    I had previously reported that 13-1 (KCOP-DT) was impossible to use through HR20 although it sometimes came in through my TV. It now comes in with a signal strength of 30-50, and is sometimes watchable.

    OTA setup still shows channels I don't get, notably 24-1 and 46-1, but I would rather them list channels I don't get than not list channels I do.

    If anyone at DIRECTV is listening, you should also be aware that 28-2 (KCET-DT2) is currently dark. It was a mirror of KCET-TV (SD) but now KCET-DT1 is an HD mirror of that station, and KCET-DT2 is reserved for future use.
  5. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    If you want something done right.......

    A sign from in an Asian computer store: the nearest helping hand is at the end of your wrist.
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