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    Local Channel Problems?

    DirecTV user here, anyone else in the Des Moines area having trouble with ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX local channels? Cable channels are working fine, just the locals. I hope they get it fixed before the game tonight!



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    Re: Local Channel Problems?

    I am on Mediacom so the only problem I have is that the big 12 network games look like crap on channel 5.



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    Re: Local Channel Problems?

    I thought everything was always perfect with satellite.



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    Re: Local Channel Problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    I thought everything was always perfect with satellite.
    Definitely not, especially in bad weather; but in an apartment where you have no choice you get what you can.



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    Re: Local Channel Problems?

    No, not having any issues with any of the locals.


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    Re: Local Channel Problems?

    Did you mess up your receiver? Is it all your receivers or just one?


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    Re: Local Channel Problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Did you mess up your receiver? Is it all your receivers or just one?
    We have 2 receivers and both are not showing the locals. About ready to call DirecTV.



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    Re: Local Channel Problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyentist View Post
    We have 2 receivers and both are not showing the locals. About ready to call DirecTV.
    Yeah call them, they are working fine for me, I am also in the DSM area. I bet locals got removed from your account or something.


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    Re: Local Channel Problems?

    Have you tried resetting the receivers? That helped when we lost the local stations once. We had to reset both receivers.



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    Re: Local Channel Problems?

    You can also go on-line and reset equipment. Very easy.



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    Re: Local Channel Problems?

    Had already reset the receivers and didn't work, called directv and they couldn't get it to work so i had to call ICS (apartment TV and internet supplier) and guy is going to come by tomorrow morning (another guy in the complex has NO channels!) but that means no game watch at home for me tonight.


    Anybody know of any gamewatches tonight in the DSM area?



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    Re: Local Channel Problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyentist View Post
    Had already reset the receivers and didn't work, called directv and they couldn't get it to work so i had to call ICS (apartment TV and internet supplier) and guy is going to come by tomorrow morning (another guy in the complex has NO channels!) but that means no game watch at home for me tonight.


    Anybody know of any gamewatches tonight in the DSM area?
    From experience, anyone with satelitte should keep a converter box and antenna for situations like this. Not only for watching ISU basketball, but it's nice for bad weather to get updates and see radars.



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    Re: Local Channel Problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyentist View Post
    DirecTV user here, anyone else in the Des Moines area having trouble with ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX local channels? Cable channels are working fine, just the locals. I hope they get it fixed before the game tonight!
    I don't live anywhere near Des Moines (I don't even live in Iowa) but I noticed today that my local channels don't have the HD version. I don't know if that's coincidence with your problem, or if it's a result of having just hooked up that TV to an HD DVR and getting it activated. I haven't thought to check my other HD set to see if it is experiencing the same problems, but I swear the HD local channels were there right after they hooked the DVR up.



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