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  1. Tom Speer

    Audio for OTA channels with LCC stops working after March 12, 2024 Software Update 0x1a4a on HR44-500

    No. 0x1A4A is now the National Customer Release. Prior versions are not available on the satellite. All regular customer Genies have been upgraded to that version. 0x1A4A is the end result of the development of software cycle PI38. The Cutting Edge Program last tested a PI38 build in...
  2. Tom Speer

    DIRECTV Transponder Map ~ Data 4/10/2024

    After over a month of final warnings, The San Francisco and Sacramento SD duplicate locals were removed two weeks ago, being replaced by static slates telling customers to call DIRECTV. These were only visible to people with SD only equipment. The slates were removed from the Guide data on...
  3. Tom Speer

    DIRECTV Transponder Map ~ Data 4/10/2024

    This morning (Monday) they removed slates for the SD locals in Boston, Charlotte, Cleveland, Denver, Memphis, Paducah, Pittsburgh, and Sacramento. Those SD duplicate locals will no longer show in the guide.
  4. Tom Speer

    DIRECTV Transponder Map ~ Data 4/10/2024

    Let's just say the national transponder test signal on D16@101 tpn 4 is up and down. This morning it is up.
  5. Tom Speer

    DIRECTV Transponder Map ~ Data 4/10/2024

    Today (Saturday) that test signal from D16@101 TPN 4 is gone.
  6. Tom Speer

    Audio for OTA channels with LCC stops working after March 12, 2024 Software Update 0x1a4a on HR44-500

    Oh, one other thing. Try turning off Dolby Audio on the HR44. That's never going to survive conversion to analog. It won't even pass over optical or coaxial digital cables.
  7. Tom Speer

    Audio for OTA channels with LCC stops working after March 12, 2024 Software Update 0x1a4a on HR44-500

    Try using the speakers on your Samsung TV as a test. The HR54 is probably putting out digital audio, and the Samsung may not be converting it to analog for the RCA cables. If your TV has a ARC HDMI port, and the Onkyo has a an ARC HDMI output running the sound that way works much better...
  8. Tom Speer

    Audio for OTA channels with LCC stops working after March 12, 2024 Software Update 0x1a4a on HR44-500

    I have an LCC and have not experienced the problem you described. But I am not running, and have never run version 0x1A4A. In Cutting edge testing, we tested a version leading up to 0x1A4A and did not have any LCC problems reported.
  9. Tom Speer

    DIRECTV Transponder Map ~ Data 4/10/2024

    Everyone should see a full strength tpn 4 on the SS strength display for 101. Mine shows 100 here in Eastern NC.
  10. Tom Speer

    DIRECTV Transponder Map ~ Data 4/10/2024

    There are no entries in the APG data for that transponder, so far. I need to think about how to change the processing, now that tpn4 is a National beam.
  11. Tom Speer

    DIRECTV Transponder Map ~ Data 4/10/2024

    They are carrying normal encrypted video channels, the same as all normal video, and there are associated audio pids. I need to see if they are in the APG today.
  12. Tom Speer

    DIRECTV Transponder Map ~ Data 4/10/2024

    As of this morning DIRECTV has fired up a National beam transponder on D16@101 TPN 4. There are two video PIDs currently, 0x8C and 0x96.
  13. Tom Speer

    DIRECTV Transponder Map ~ Data 4/10/2024

    As of this morning, there is no National transponder on TPN 4. I will keep looking for a signal.
  14. Tom Speer

    DIRECTV Transponder Map ~ Data 4/10/2024

    Nevermind! The previous post was a cockpit error on my part. When I set TSReader to display like I normally have it, the Video and Audio PIDs are there for the local stations.
  15. Tom Speer

    DIRECTV Transponder Map ~ Data 4/10/2024

    This is the first time I have been able to observe the signals for a DMA with SD duplicates being shut down. I am just inside the 48 dBw contour of the footprint for D9S beam BB21, which carries the Washington DC locals on TPN 18. The APG Guide data still maps the local channels to PIDs on...
  16. Tom Speer

    DIRECTV Transponder Map ~ Data 4/10/2024

    Thank you for your curiosity. It's good to know they can limit that display to people who need to see it.
  17. Tom Speer

    DIRECTV Transponder Map ~ Data 4/10/2024

    In your Display settings, do you have "Hide SD Duplicates" set? If so, set it to "show all channels". I am not sure if that will make the INFO channels show in the guide or not, but I suspect so. It's been a long time since I had any SD duplicatees for my locals.
  18. Tom Speer

    DIRECTV Transponder Map ~ Data 4/10/2024

    103ca TPN 15 is back to full strength, and all 5 channels are back. I may have caught them moving those channels from D12 to D15, on the same trasnponder frequency. Watch for Puerto Rico to possibly get some of that programming tonight.
  19. Tom Speer

    DIRECTV Transponder Map ~ Data 4/10/2024

    While researching the above outage, I also noticed that SD duplicate local channels have been remapped to a slate in Boston, Charlotte, Cleveland, Denver, Memphis, Paducah, Pittsburgh, and Sacramento.
  20. Tom Speer

    DIRECTV Transponder Map ~ Data 4/10/2024

    208, 618, 640, and 233 switch to streaming (using signalsaver). 692 (BSWSTHD) offers to switch to SD. First noticed it tuning past ESPN2.
  21. Tom Speer

    DIRECTV Transponder Map ~ Data 4/10/2024

    The signal from 103ca TPN 15 is at zero! That transponder is either on D12 or D15 (we can't pe positive which). Today it is supposed to be carrying: 208 ESPNUHD 618 FS2HD 640 MASNHD 233 GSNHD 692 BSWSTHD
  22. Tom Speer

    Aiming my Direct TV dish

    Thank you for the above explanation of why the dithering process works better than peaking on 99 or103.
  23. Tom Speer

    Aiming my Direct TV dish

    I have successfully used the dithering method to align DIRECTV dishes for years, as a hobbyist. A cheap analog or digital meter is all you need. With a SWM LNB, you cannot have it connected to a receiver. The receiver will start commanding the built in SWM switch to tune to many transponders...
  24. Tom Speer

    DIRECTV Transponder Map ~ Data 4/10/2024

    That's interesting that they have been able to get a transponder back up on D11 tpn2 (Net 10 TID 125). I still wonder what the failure mode was.
  25. Tom Speer

    DIRECTV Transponder Map ~ Data 4/10/2024

    this won't br reflected in any new transponder map, unless this turns out to be permanent, But all National and local channels from D11 are off the air this morning.