Sooooo today I finally ordered the new Directv package with the new HD DVR reciever allowing me to get several more HD channels. Installation is set for Tuesday. That's good right?
I set down to eat and watch a little TV this evening awaiting tip off of the IU vs Minn game. Instead of a picture I'm getting a strange message on my TV. No satellite channels are working. Reset... blah blah blah.... Nada! The receiver acts like it's not seeing the satellites. I check dish for ice or snow. Nope... it's fine...
Go into setup menu and signal strength on the satellites is GREAT... so I'm obviously not dealing with dead LNB's, a misaligned dish, or a bad cable.
Out of ideas I call Directv. First level of support.... no help. More holding... second level of support tells me it's a known problem on their end and it 'probably won't be fixed until 6AM Friday'.
That's after the IU game...
Oh well.... I decided to grin and bear it and hoped maybe they'd actually have a fix before then. So far.... Nope!
Then I get curious and do some extra digging. This is a known problem that's been going on for several days with several models of receivers. Apparently, if your LG built receiver (Some Sonys, Hughes, Zenith....) lost power (or just signal maybe) on or after Jan 12th it turned into a doorstop.
So it's been a problem for some for several days. Also, I gather they'd told some people a fix was happening Thursday. Oddy, Directv's own tech support forums aren't working now either.
I have a feeling my weekend off will not involve a lot of TV.