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Old 12-13-2008, 07:17 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Default direct tv problem

We have direct tv service on three televisions at home. Two are working fine and the other one shows nothing. whatever I try to put it just says channel data unavailable and it will only let me put in the local numbers but nothing shows up anyway either.

Is there maybe something wrong with the box?
I hate this
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:38 AM
 
Location: NH. NY. SC. next move, my ground condo
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We have direct tv service on three televisions at home. Two are working fine and the other one shows nothing. whatever I try to put it just says channel data unavailable and it will only let me put in the local numbers but nothing shows up anyway either.

Is there maybe something wrong with the box?
I hate this
do you have a dvr or a regular receiver ? we had a dvr receiver model r15 that had simalar problems and we had to contact direct and get it replaced.
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Old 12-13-2008, 05:29 PM
 
Location: DENVER
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how many receivers do you have is one a dual tuner,do you have a receiver in the room thats not working
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Rule # 1 of diagnosing a problem like this (provided nothing is blowing fuses) is to swap equipment.
If DTV box A works with tv 1, and DTV box B doesn't work with tv 2,
then if DTV box B also works on tv 1, then the problem is in tv 2.
If box B doesn't work with tv 1, then box B is the problem.
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Old 12-14-2008, 03:43 PM
 
Location: NJ
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found the problem. I just disconnected everything and then waited a few minutes to connect and then it worked again. Thanks for the advice
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