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Where the heck did 209 go?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by djwww98, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. Sep 9, 2009 #1 of 23
    djwww98

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    ESPN2, Yesterday it worked fine. Today, I turn it on and it says Channel not purchased. (721)
    I beg to differ.
    THE CHANNEL IS PURCHASED. DO NOT TELL ME IT IS NOT PURCHASED, WHEN IT IS PURCHASED. And I see 208 is also showing 721 when it shouldn't. I've had the same package for 5 years and haven't changed anything
    And when I go to call, sorry, we're closed. Really, Your closed? So you can't provided me with the service that I am paying for and you can't do anything about it because your customer service is closed?
    And do they really expect me to pay the bill for sevices not rendered. Wow.
    And yes, I already did a soft reset and a red button reset. Didn't fix it.

    Now that my rant is over, does anyone else have this problem or know what the problem is?
     
  2. Sep 9, 2009 #2 of 23
    Rockaway1836

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    Seeing the same here on 209. There is an infomercial on 208 for me though.

    Just turned SD duplicates back on, 209 is available in SD but not HD.
     
  3. Sep 9, 2009 #3 of 23
    shandrew

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    I'm seeing the same problem. Hopefully it's fixed before the tennis starts.

    Hmm...72 (mpeg-2 version of espn2) is working.
     
  4. Sep 9, 2009 #4 of 23
    xmetalx

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    Customer service is normally open 8am EST to 1am EST. From other responses it looks like it could be a short term outage/broadcasting issue. I'd imagine D* is working to resolve.
     
  5. Sep 9, 2009 #5 of 23
    pecasbo

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    209 HD says channel not purchased (all other channels including ESPN HD are ok)
     
  6. Sep 9, 2009 #6 of 23
    wilbur_the_goose

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    Here too in PA... Tennis channel gives a message "This showing is no longer available". Something is major FUBAR.
     
  7. Sep 9, 2009 #7 of 23
    or270

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    362 had this earlier, I think they are just moving things around this morning.
     
  8. Sep 9, 2009 #8 of 23
    Jtaylor1

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    You should call technical support, they're open 24/7 or at least visit the DirecTV Tech Forum. I think you called General Support because they open at 8AM until 1AM.

    I have no problems with 208 and 209.

    208 ESPN Classic (about to be ESPN3) was showing infomercials and now some flexing program.

    209 ESPN2 is currently showing Mike and Mike in the Morning.

    However, DirecTV Active is down. DirecTV must be having system problems and they're probably fixing it.
     
  9. Sep 9, 2009 #9 of 23
    wilbur_the_goose

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    it's 209 HD and 217 HD
     
  10. wilbur_the_goose

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    Just checked - both of my HR20's have the same issues. Did a refresh from D*'s website with no effect.
     
  11. weaver6

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    209 HD works here.
     
  12. wilbur_the_goose

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    Refresh and reset had no effect.

    I love 217 HD's message:
    "You are trying to bu a PPV event that has already run for much of its broadcast time. To protect you from bbeing charged the full event price when the event is mostly over, Directv does not allow these purchases. Look for the next showing of this event".

    The event? US Open Match Play.
     
  13. David MacLeod

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    209 out here too, I believe there are a bunch of channel movements happening right now though.
    could be related.
     
  14. VelvetUn

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    I'm on the phone with a CSR and their computers aren't showing any problems on their end.

    Update: She opened a ticket with her supervisor and they will look into the problem.
     
  15. sigma1914

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    209 disappears on 09/09/09. Hmmm, coincidence? lol
     
  16. Rockaway1836

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    209 and 217 are back up now.
     
  17. Movieman

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    Works solid here. Guess they got it working again.
     
  18. sooner02

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    My ESPN Classic is now gone.
     
  19. bixler

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    Classic working fine in PA.
     
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