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    Default Who else thinks DirecTV sucks???

    I know I sure do. For the past couple of days, my satelite signal keeps shittin out on me and i just get a message saying "searching for signal" blah blah blah. This isnt the first time its happened. For the past year, I would loose half of my channels because of this and then I would have to reset my whole receiver just to get them back and thats what ive been doing but to no avail. I left the tv on all night hopin the signal would come back and it hasnt all day. Just that fuckin message on the screen.

    Ive gone to their site and did all the troubleshooting bs but it didnt do jack since im still having this problem. Does anyone know any tricks about fixing this or should I call up their customer service and tell them to fix this or tell them to piss off?
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    Repoint your dish or have them do it for you.

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    i can't remember the last time my DTV went out...and my dish is pointed right at a huge willow tree.
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    I have nothing but praise for DTV. I had a signal during the hurricane and they gave me a month free b/c of the hurricane.
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    I rarely have problems with the signal, when the weather gets REAL bad here, it goes out untill the weather gets better, then it comes right back up, unlike cable, that used to go out all the time, and when it did, it wouldnt come back up untill they came out and fixed it, the cable signal sucks too, some channels come in better than others, with Directv, all channels are digital, however i will say Directv is way too expensive, and at times the customer service sucks,oh well, i guess you cant have everything

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    I haven't lost signal in three years as a customer, but I agree the price is a bit high.

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    Double check all of your connections from the dish lnb's to your receiver. Make sure the cable is RG6 and there are no barrel through connections in the signal path. The lnb's need to see phantom power from your receiver in order to function properly, if the connectors aren't installed properly or there is a break in the cable shield there will be an intermittent failure just like you are describing.

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    There have been a few instances where the sat. rx have had issues in recent months. The only problem I have experienced is with some of the newer HD channels 'freezing up,' but they seem to have have resolved the issue.
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    I've got nothing but compliments for DirecTV! The last time the dish went out was for like 5-10 minutes during a summer storm last year. Totally understandable.

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    My DirecTV only goes out when there is severe weather in the area, maybe two or three times a year. Then it only goes out for a few minutes. I love my Directv. I have cable for the internet, and that damn thing goes out at least once a month for hours at a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoHalen View Post
    ...I have cable for the internet, and that damn thing goes out at least once a month for hours at a time.
    I hated cable. We have it for our high speed and it generally goes out for 10-15 minutes per day with a monthly outage of a couple of hours.
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    Forget all this tech talk and go outside and shoot that damn squirrel that keeps fucking with your dish!

    pesky damn critters!

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    no problems here with my direct tv................ knock on wood...
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    I got to reading up about the subject of "FTA" (free-to-air) satellite broadcasts. A DTV dish was already hooked up to the side of my house that I moved into, so I bought my own receiver (a little over $100), got it set up with the right files, redirected my dish, and bingo ~ I get every channel and don't pay a dime.

    Getting it set up is a bitch, because there are a lot of satellites out there, and you need to redirect your dish at the right one, and finding it can be frustrating. But once you've got it locked in ~ you're golden. I need to reload files onto my receiver once every week or two to keep the system working (I download them onto an SD card and then transfer them to the receiver that way).

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    I had DTV for over 2 years and haven't really had any problems with it. Yes, severe weather would knock it out for a while. I've had problems with the boxes though: DVR and non-DVR. Seems that the cards would crap out for no reason. So we would end up with no TV for a day or two until the repairman came out to fix it.

    One crazy story, over a year ago lightning struck real close to our house and fried numerous things, not to mention the satelite dish and the receiver. Cost to fix it - big 'ol goose egg. We had the service plan and I would highly recommend it for anyone that has DTV. Over the two years we had DTV, we would have spent hundreds of $$ if not for the service plan. I crunched some numbers once and we had paid for the plan for over 5 years with just the service call when the lightning struck near the house.

    We have cable now because my wife needs internet to work at home. The satelite internet is way too expensive to justify staying with DTV.
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