Problem w/Local Channels Houston, Sat. 119

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This morning, I am having problems with all my HD local channels in Houston. I have a DTV HR21-700 receiver. I am getting major intermittent reception as if it was raining really hard, but it is not (just a little cloudy).
I don't know if this is related, but I am getting no signals on Sat. 119 at all.
When I called CS, they said I needed a b-band converter to receive local HD channels. Does anyone know if this will solve the problem with the local HD channel reception? It has been fine all week, just a problem this morning.
I don't know if it's on my end (i.e., tree obstruction, weather, etc.) or their end. Is there any way to tell?

Any suggestions? :confused:

Thanks,
Lisa
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This morning, I am having problems with all my HD local channels in Houston. I have a DTV HR21-700 receiver. I am getting major intermittent reception as if it was raining really hard, but it is not (just a little cloudy).
I don't know if this is related, but I am getting no signals on Sat. 119 at all.
When I called CS, they said I needed a b-band converter to receive local HD channels. Does anyone know if this will solve the problem with the local HD channel reception? It has been fine all week, just a problem this morning.
I don't know if it's on my end (i.e., tree obstruction, weather, etc.) or their end. Is there any way to tell?

Any suggestions? :confused:

Thanks,
Lisa
Zip 77386
Assuming you have one of the slimline dishes, you'll need one of the B-band converters for each line of your HR21-700.
 
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This morning, I am having problems with all my HD local channels in Houston. I have a DTV HR21-700 receiver. I am getting major intermittent reception as if it was raining really hard, but it is not (just a little cloudy).
I don't know if this is related, but I am getting no signals on Sat. 119 at all.
When I called CS, they said I needed a b-band converter to receive local HD channels. Does anyone know if this will solve the problem with the local HD channel reception? It has been fine all week, just a problem this morning.
I don't know if it's on my end (i.e., tree obstruction, weather, etc.) or their end. Is there any way to tell?

Any suggestions? :confused:

Thanks,
Lisa
Zip 77386

Assuming you have one of the slimline dishes, you'll need one of the B-band converters for each line of your HR21-700.

But the B-band converters have nothing to do with any channels on the 119 sat, they are all Mpeg2 channels on the 119 and the BBC's are for Mpeg 4 (99 and 103 sats).
Could be a number of things, could be something going bad, maybe an LNB or a piece of coax.

Is this your only receiver, if not, is it happening on the other ones ?

Jimbo
 
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The $1000 question is did you have the HD locals coming in fine before and then they went out; OR have you never received them?
 
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The $1000 question is did you have the HD locals coming in fine before and then they went out; OR have you never received them?

Also, just to verify, are they getting the locals from D* or OTA ?

This really was not addressed.

Jimbo
 
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I think it was Sat. that I turned to the local HD channels and got a message that they knew there was a problem. Out of curiosity, I changed to my OTA HD channels and they were fine. Another reason to have OTA.
 
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The OP posted this 3 days ago and has not been back; must have figured it out or it isn't than important.. Dead thread?
 
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