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What did DTV to to their signal today?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Floyd, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Floyd

    Floyd Legend

    Nov 9, 2004
    Early this afternoon my phone lit up with calls from hotels that have older receivers in their headends. Evidently DTV sent out something that prevented them from getting a signal. On the Hewes receivers the satellite menu item wouldn't work so I could check the signal strength. On most of the sites the receivers came back up by themselves. Possibly, DTV sent some kind of a restore command up. Unfortunately, some people were doing troubleshooting and those sites didn't get the restore program, so I had to go out and do some re-sets.
    This might have something to do with the upcoming turn -off of older receiver feeds.
  2. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
  3. Ken Stomski

    Ken Stomski Mentor

    Nov 17, 2011
    communication went out to l&i dealers well over a year ago addressing this issue. we have already swapped over all the headends around here from mpg guide receivers to d12s.
  4. texasbrit

    texasbrit Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2006
    Yes, it was a temporary glitch, but probably a precursor of future events, when older receivers will become mainly unusable..

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