Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 34
  1. #1
    Publisher
    Points: 792,506, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 39.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation First ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    ChrisMWilliams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    16,195
    Points
    792,506
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 791
    Given: 201

    DirecTV question

    Are any central Iowans having signal issues due to the blizzards?

    It's weird. Some channels are working. Others aren't. Getting the (771) error that I get in rain storms, etc. Never had this happen in snow though.

    Just thought I'd check. Thanks!



  2. #2
    Addict
    Points: 110,514, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 33.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    JP4CY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Sommerset
    Posts
    6,252
    Points
    110,514
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 313
    Given: 127

    Re: DirecTV question

    100% crystal clear for me across I35 from you Chris.



  3. #3
    Rookie
    Points: 19,414, Level: 42
    Level completed: 52%, Points required for next Level: 436
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    Cyfan4good's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    599
    Points
    19,414
    Level
    42
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 15
    Given: 11

    Re: DirecTV question

    No problems in our part of Ankeny. Last time we did it was heavy wet snow sticking to the dish. The cure was carefully cleaning the snow off and spraying dish with PAM cooking spray. Hasn't happened since.



  4. #4
    Recruit
    Points: 2,400, Level: 13
    Level completed: 84%, Points required for next Level: 50
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points1 year registered

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    85
    Points
    2,400
    Level
    13
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: DirecTV question

    My mediacom is coming in great



  5. #5
    Speechless
    Points: 864,082, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 45.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    CycloneErik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Jamerica
    Posts
    55,824
    Points
    864,082
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,781
    Given: 1,501

    Re: DirecTV question

    I'm using this Internet thing for cyclones.tv


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
    Make this one for the ages!




    http://rememberingdoria.wordpress.com/

  6. #6
    All-Star
    Points: 23,894, Level: 47
    Level completed: 35%, Points required for next Level: 656
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    sunnysideup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    The Metro
    Posts
    1,381
    Points
    23,894
    Level
    47
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 88
    Given: 58

    Re: DirecTV question

    I only have issues if the snow starts piling up on the dish. My dish is on the roof but I bought a 16' extender pole with a brush on it so if that happens I just go out and brush it really quick. Otherwise the snow in the air doesn't cause any issues.


    Yeah TOAST!!!

  7. #7
    Speechless
    Points: 729,934, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 47.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    Cyclonepride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    A pineapple under the sea
    Posts
    47,448
    Points
    729,934
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,291
    Given: 633

    Re: DirecTV question

    Really seems to depend on your starting signal strength. If it's quite strong, it won't affect much but if it's a bit sketchy to start, it doesn't take much.



  8. #8
    All-Star
    Points: 23,581, Level: 47
    Level completed: 4%, Points required for next Level: 969
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran10000 Experience Points
    cloneluke80's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    West Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    1,619
    Points
    23,581
    Level
    47
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 7
    Given: 9

    Re: DirecTV question

    mine is good, but i have a clear view of a large majority of southern sky, sounds like you had a sketchy signal to start...



  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 144,108, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    theantiAIRBHG's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Hiawatha, IA
    Posts
    7,783
    Points
    144,108
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 786
    Given: 696

    Re: DirecTV question

    Quote Originally Posted by cougarcy View Post
    My mediacom is coming in great
    K. Let us know how that works out for you the other 95% of the time.



    Follow me on Twitter: @theantiAIRBHG

  10. #10
    Pro
    Points: 47,953, Level: 67
    Level completed: 72%, Points required for next Level: 397
    Overall activity: 24.0%
    Achievements:
    Social25000 Experience Points1 year registered
    Bu4ISU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    JTown, IA
    Posts
    2,386
    Points
    47,953
    Level
    67
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 43
    Given: 100

    Re: DirecTV question

    Mines slightly going in and out, in Johnston



  11. #11
    Prospect
    Points: 3,989, Level: 18
    Level completed: 35%, Points required for next Level: 261
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    43
    Points
    3,989
    Level
    18
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 6

    Re: DirecTV question

    We had that happen a few weeks ago when it snowed in Minneapolis. If the snow accumulates on the dish that can happen, we have no way of getting to ours so went into the settings and changed it to show SD and HD channels. All the channels seemed to come in still in SD even with all the snow on the dish, just some HD channels were hit or miss, but SD was better than nothing!



  12. #12
    Speechless
    Points: 118,961, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUAlum2002's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Urbandale
    Posts
    15,572
    Points
    118,961
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 83
    Given: 92

    Re: DirecTV question

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyfan4good View Post
    No problems in our part of Ankeny. Last time we did it was heavy wet snow sticking to the dish. The cure was carefully cleaning the snow off and spraying dish with PAM cooking spray. Hasn't happened since.
    Try some Spam. I hear it works well.

    Anyway, we're getting the same issue here in Clive as well. The snow has diminished a bit, so the signal is quite a bit more steady.



  13. #13
    Rookie
    Points: 19,414, Level: 42
    Level completed: 52%, Points required for next Level: 436
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    Cyfan4good's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    599
    Points
    19,414
    Level
    42
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 15
    Given: 11

    Re: DirecTV question

    Quote Originally Posted by Bu4ISU View Post
    Mines slightly going in and out, in Johnston
    Congratulations. Been married 32 years so not even a slight chance of going in and out at my house.



  14. #14
    All-Star
    Points: 44,960, Level: 65
    Level completed: 55%, Points required for next Level: 590
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    cyclonefreak5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    1,227
    Points
    44,960
    Level
    65
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 8
    Given: 13

    Re: DirecTV question

    ESPN isn't working, but basically every other channel I check is....



  15. #15
    Just Win Baby
    Points: 302,578, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Clones85''s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    13,339
    Points
    302,578
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3
    Given: 0

    Re: DirecTV question

    Just got home and wife says ours is out



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: FOX
  • Iowa State vs. Baylor
  • September 27, 2014
  • 07:20 PM