H20-600 Double channel listing (1 Viewer)

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Redwood

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When I punch in local channel #8, I get a screen with "not available". Pressing up/down channel will bring the D* standard def. ch 8 in. How do I eliminate the extra channel 8 that does not provide picture?
For reference, I did complete reset to factory specs using on screen menu. It eliminated the extra other locals, but not that one.
 

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Depending on how you ran your initial setup you can see the OTA standard channels, the OTA digital channels and the DBS channel versions of your locals in the EPG.

I do not have the H20, but on my HD receiver you can either: SKIP the OTA channels setup portion or after setup you can go in and hide the OTA channels in the EPG as opposed to "show all".
 

hdtvtechno

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U cannot eliminate the channel
even if you delete from the favorite list, it will still tune to it when you press the 8 on the remote

Only thing to do is hammer directv and scream at them to update the firmware code in the H20 so when you press 8 it will not tune to that channel
 

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Why do the manufacturers always take steps back from the models they already had out when they introduce a new series? Many of the "older" HD units will only tune to the channels listed in the favorites or channels that are not hidden; doing otherwise is simply crazy. This is as bad (in this day & age) as not having digital audio out or a minimum of 2 sets of outputs on every model.
 

arxaw

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Redwood said:
When I punch in local channel #8, I get a screen with "not available". Pressing up/down channel will bring the D* standard def. ch 8 in. How do I eliminate the extra channel 8 that does not provide picture?
Go into Antenna setup and try putting in zip codes from 2 cities that you don't live in. Then reboot the receiver and redownload the guide.

That may or may not help.
 

Redwood

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I have an OTA antenna hooked up, and receive the local digital transmissions. What I want to do is delete the channel duplicate that is from directv, but has no picture. Perhaps that channel is the one I would normally receive in MPEG4, if I had the AT9 dish. I have the 3 lnb dish.
 

arxaw

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Redwood said:
... What I want to do is delete the channel duplicate that is from directv, but has no picture. Perhaps that channel is the one I would normally receive in MPEG4...
Do you currently receive any locals from D* (either SD or HD)? Or do you have the "No Locals" (from D*) option?
 

Redwood

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I receive all the locals SD, none HD. The HD locals I get OTA. Channel 8 is the only channel that comes up "not available" when I press 8. 10, 39, 15 etc all come up with the Directv SD channel with no problem.
 

Redwood

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I tried rebooting with 2 different zips, and then return to local. Now I have 3 stations with the exta channel with no picture. I now assume it is the channel I would get if I had the new 5 LNB dish. Thanks for all the suggestions.
 

vgsantiago

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Redwood said:
I tried rebooting with 2 different zips, and then return to local. Now I have 3 stations with the exta channel with no picture. I now assume it is the channel I would get if I had the new 5 LNB dish. Thanks for all the suggestions.

I have the 5 LNB dish and I get the same error message on the screen. When the local HD's were rolled out in San Diego (Apr 19th) only NBC & ABC were getting the HD feeds. Now CBS (channel 8) has just come online(well kinda according to the D* website).

I can get NBCHD and ABCHD no problem. So I'm assuming D* is working out the kinks for CBS. Now we (San Diego) only need FOXHD and I'll be :) till 07.
 
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