I have lost service on all my D* channels except locals and OTA; on all units (1 HD & 3 SD). Message says "searching for signal". Because I am still getting the SD locals on the satellite but nothing else, what might that suggest?
I have been having the same problem lately. I have been with DTV for 3 years with no problem. Now, this is occuring on my 10-260 and HDVR2. Have you figured anything else out? I am in the Portland, OR market.
Also, what should 490-494 say? I don't understand what the banner is telling me. Thanks!
Well, I learn something new everyday! After calling D* tech support, they speculated that I have a bad multiswitch, adn setup a "no charge" service call (because I am a "long time" subscriber and they "would not want to lose me") for 1/5/06. That would mean missing all the bowl games and THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE!
So I went outside with my trusty ladder and a broom and flashlight for a closer visual inspection of the dish. To my total surprise, a small amount of wet snow had built up on the lower edge, and by brushing it off I GOT MY SERVICE BACK!!! I have never had snow build up before in all my years of D* service in Chicago winters, but there is always a first.
And now, I get my service back just in time to tune into a total blowout snoozer on ESPN.
To my total surprise, a small amount of wet snow had built up on the lower edge, and by brushing it off I GOT MY SERVICE BACK!!!
Congratulations and Happy New Year to you.
If a small amount of snow zapped your reception, you might want to check your signal levels when the snow stops. In my experience, with good signal levels it takes more than a small amount of snow on the edge of the dish to cause problems. You might find less than stellar signal strengths that could be improved, e.g. by re-aiming the dish.