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post #5671 of 6016
17-1 is up this morning. Spanish programming.
post #5672 of 6016
Any idea which network?

- Trip
post #5673 of 6016
Is anyone in the area waiting on the new MRV software from D*?

I got the update this morning for both DVR's. It appears to be available for download around 4:30 central time. You can go to: http://www.redh.com/dtv/index.php?home, find your receiver and see if 395 is available. The list is updated about every 7 or 8 minutes. Once you see it is available you can force a download by (copied from the cutting edge forum):

How do I download?
Restart your receiver. Using the remote control, select
Menu -> Parental, Fav's & Setting -> System Setup > Reset -> Restart Receiver ({DASH} to confirm)
When the reset process starts, the blue LEDs on the front of the receiver will turn off
Once the LEDs on the front of the receiver come back on OR the first blue screen is displayed, whichever occurs first, enter this special code from your remote control: 0 2 4 6 8.
After a few more seconds, you should see a screen indicating that the 10-20 minute download cycle has started.

Notes
Press the number keys deliberately, allowing about 1/2 second per press. Do not hold the keys down. Make sure that you press ONLY the 5 numbers, one at a time, and nothing else.
The download process has two built-in "holds" to checksum the download and copy to permanent storage. So there is no need to report that your download has "stuck" between 90% and 97% unless it freezes for at least 15 minutes.
DO NOT RESTART the system again after the download process is complete unless you are asked. The normal download process automatically includes a second restart. Additional restarts harm the debug process.
If you reach the screen that says "checking satellite settings step 1 of 2" BEFORE you see an indication that the new firmware is downloading, then you will need to start over. The downloading screen should show up within a few seconds (it's not immediate). If it does go too far, then a Red Button Reset should make it start over without going through the entire startup process.

Why isn't receiver recognizing my key presses? Your remote and receiver were initially set for IR mode, and many report better results in IR mode. If your receiver is not seeing the force download sequence and you have set to RF mode, try changing back to IR mode. If your receiver is controlled with IR remote set to AV1 or AV2, and you are unable to force a download, add the following step: After initiating the restart by pushing the "-" (dash) button, immediately move the remote slide switch to DTV, and enter 02468 at the proper moment.
post #5674 of 6016
Quote:
Originally Posted by hdtvluvr View Post

Is anyone in the area waiting on the new MRV software from D*?

I'm waiting till I get the hard wire and 1GB network switch put in for my home network. Not going to try and do this one wireless....
post #5675 of 6016
Quote:
Originally Posted by hdtvluvr View Post

Is anyone in the area waiting on the new MRV software from D*?

I got the update this morning for both DVR's. It appears to be available for download around 4:30 central time. You can go to: http://www.redh.com/dtv/index.php?home, find your receiver and see if 395 is available. The list is updated about every 7 or 8 minutes. Once you see it is available you can force a download by (copied from the cutting edge forum):

How do you read that site? I was looking forward to MRV but not the fact that D* is gonna make us pay for it. Now I'm not so gung ho about it.
post #5676 of 6016
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdmac29 View Post

Is anyone in the Memphis area using a Vista Media Center PC with a OTA hooked up to it able to get CW 30? I can get all the other channels and I get a solid antenna strength signal from media center but I can not get a picture.

I use SageTV and can see that channel fine with OTA.
post #5677 of 6016
Quote:
Originally Posted by mx6bfast View Post

How do you read that site? I was looking forward to MRV but not the fact that D* is gonna make us pay for it. Now I'm not so gung ho about it.

Click on your receiver model. This will take you to a page showing 4 columns (one for 4 different versions of firmware). The firmware desired is Ox395 and will be in the left column if it is currently available. Check around 4:30 am central time. It is only being pushed for an hour or so. Don't start downloading if is has been up for almost an hour. If they change versions when you are at 90% or better it may lock your receiver. If they change before you get to 90% your receiver will revert back to it's previous version automatically.

As of right now, the 0x395 column shows it started at 2:51:27 this morning (4:51 central) and ended at 3:55:00 (5:55 central). However, since these lists only hold 10 rows of data it doesn't show that the software was actually available at 2:37 (4:37 central) - which it was when I got up this morning.

From what I've read on other forums, it will be in Beta for at least 3 months. Afterwords, there is conjecture that it will be $3 a month per home (not receiver). If a home has more than 1 DVR this is cheap additional space and space "warranted" by D*.
post #5678 of 6016
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Originally Posted by Kfcosby View Post

I'm waiting till I get the hard wire and 1GB network switch put in for my home network. Not going to try and do this one wireless....

Yeah, I have a 1GB wired network. I watched a few minutes of a recorded show that was on the other DVR and it seemed to be as if it was actually recorded on the local box. However a few minutes isn't a good test.

Be aware though that the receivers are only 100mb capable and while a 1 Gb pipe would be great it may not be completely necessary. If nothing runs on your wireless network while you are watching TV, wireless might be fine. If you need to spend money buying wireless adapters for the receivers then I would spend the money on a 1 GB wired option.

If you are putting in the 1 Gb network just for D* you might want to wait. They have a solution called DECA (DIRECTV Ethernet Coaxial Adapter) that will allow the use of the existing coax to also handle networking between D* receivers. Check it out here:
http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=170910
post #5679 of 6016
According to a post at DBSTalk, 0x395 may be sent to everyone tonight with the exception of the following models:

HR21-100, HR22-100, R22-100

Here's he link:
http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.ph...53#post2343453
post #5680 of 6016
Quote:
Originally Posted by hdtvluvr View Post

According to a post at DBSTalk, 0x395 may be sent to everyone tonight with the exception of the following models:

HR21-100, HR22-100, R22-100

Here's he link:
http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.ph...53#post2343453

I pulled it down on 2 hr20's tonight.
post #5681 of 6016
Quote:
Originally Posted by hdtvluvr View Post

If you are putting in the 1 Gb network just for D* you might want to wait. They have a solution called DECA (DIRECTV Ethernet Coaxial Adapter) that will allow the use of the existing coax to also handle networking between D* receivers. Check it out here:
http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=170910


I saw this, but at some point it is going to have to go back out to the Internet. I am still hoping for more Internet streaming services from DTV.
post #5682 of 6016
Is there anyone who has replaced the hdd in an HR-2x? I got to the point of removing the grounding wire but I don't have a torx tool to remove it. I went to Lowe's and Stewart Bros. Does anyone know where I can buy locally a torx 10 tool with a hole in the top? Or if someone has one I can borrow?
post #5683 of 6016
It sounds like you are looking for a hollow tip torx also known as a security bit. I don't know if the local Harbor Freight (on Summer) has these but you could check:

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=91310

Sears may have security bits in stock

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...=security+bits

Please let me know where you get them.
post #5684 of 6016
WREG's newscast is going HD in March according to George Brown on WREG's live chat during First at 4 on their website today.
post #5685 of 6016
Is anyone else getting sick of the constant scrolls about closings during EVERY FREAKING PROGRAM? No joke while trying to watch the NAAS on WMC, at 1 pm, they were showing churches that were not opening until 9:30, 10, etc.

I guess this is one of the few times it's ok that WPTY/WLMT are so far behind the curve because I am actually watching programming without that crap on the screen.

Snow/ice/other stuff is over. Save the closings for the news.
post #5686 of 6016
Quote:
Originally Posted by hdtvluvr View Post

It sounds like you are looking for a hollow tip torx also known as a security bit. I don't know if the local Harbor Freight (on Summer) has these but you could check:

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=91310

Sears may have security bits in stock

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...=security+bits

Please let me know where you get them.

Thanks for the info. I think I'm gonna take back the hdd and maybe try it again later when I have more time to commit to it. It shouldn't take long to do, but I don't know when I'll get the chance again as we are always busy during the week and will be the next few weekends.
post #5687 of 6016
Why are you using an internal drive?

I'm thinking about adding more space now and am considering an external drive.

The next time I'm close to Harbor Freight, I'm going to get a set of those bits if they have them.

Where is the DVR info (Series Manager, Quick Tune settings, etc.) stored? Are they on the HD?
post #5688 of 6016
Quote:
Originally Posted by hdtvluvr View Post

Why are you using an internal drive?

I'm thinking about adding more space now and am considering an external drive.

The next time I'm close to Harbor Freight, I'm going to get a set of those bits if they have them.

Where is the DVR info (Series Manager, Quick Tune settings, etc.) stored? Are they on the HD?

There is a way to copy over all of your programs, series links, using an internal drive. If you attach an external drive its just like starting all over, and to my knowledge there isn't a way to copy everything over externally. We have some movies and some stuff for my wife saved that we don't want to get rid of.

I'm sure all of those settings are saved on the hdd as they will all be wiped out when you add another hdd, externally or internally.
post #5689 of 6016
Great job to WREG for screwing up the last award of the Grammy's. They were in a 9 minute commercial break, nearly 4 for locals, when someone decided oops, the show wasn't over, and cut back to the feed where Taylor Swift just started her speech.
post #5690 of 6016
Olive Branch/Southaven border here along Getwell Road...the local TV stations coming in over Comcast cable (we just have basic service...no digital packages) are pure crap 90 percent of the time. We have a Winegard antenna mounted on the roof and the house is dual-wired for Comcast analog cable and HD antenna programming. The higher HD channels like USA HD and Discovery HD come in just fine, but it's the local stations we have all the problems with. My only problem is that we have an HTPC with quad tuners in it that can record feeds from cable and OTA, but my bedroom TV only has a single hybrid tuner so I cannot hook up both OTA and cable lines into the TV at the same time. If we had a clear line-of-sight to the south we would most definitely have DirecTV or Dish, but since we don't and probably won't ever have a clear sight due to a large line of trees and not wanting to install a satellite on an extension pole to reach a higher plane we are stuck with Comcast's crappy cable service. Our cable internet is incredibly fast since the main cable node sits on the pole right outside our house, but our TV service is marginal at best.

Does anybody have a quick link to a list of QAM channels that come in over Comcast's cable service? I would be very appreciative if someone had a list I could bum off of.
post #5691 of 6016
Here ya go.
http://www.silicondust.com/hdhomerun...lineup_1537703
By the way I have the exact setup as you and I too have the same issue. However a friend in the same neighborhood gets the local signal clear.

On a side, why does Collierville , Memphis and Germantown only receive 29 channels vs our 69?
post #5692 of 6016
Thanks very much for the link...it came in handy this evening while trying to label all of the channels and weeding out duplicates.

I didn't know C'ville/G'town and Memphis had that many fewer QAM channels than we do...I have a buddy who has digital cable but just uses QAM in his bedroom, and he's able to get most of the channels on that list without any problems.

Our household cable has always been pretty finicky...we've had Time Warner/Comcast technicians come out to the house a number of times to try to diagnose our signal problem but the majority of them are incompetent and don't know what they're doing. At one point we had about 4 filters connected in a series that split 4 ways into the house coax wall connections, but we finally met one gentleman who helped us out tremendously with our signal problem. He basically told us that there's a signal leak some where not in our house, but he could never figure out where it was coming from so he had to refer the issue to a higher level technician. We ended up with this weird little wall wart AC adapter with a coax connector on the bottom of it that connects to a little 2-way splitter looking device with one connection going to the power adapter, one from the cable source, and the last connection going to the TV. I've never been able to figure out how the device works, but it made our cable reception 90%+ better.

I'm actually thinking one of the main cables in our house needs to be upgraded since it's been in place since the house was built. Cablevision back in the day before it turned into Time Warner gave us some RG59 cabling to wire our house with, and that's what is carrying our TV signal into the house. I plan on going to Home Depot within the next few days and buying about 50 feet of some optimal quality RG6 coax to replace that incoming line and see if it helps our TV signal any.
post #5693 of 6016
What you have is an amplifier. Here is another alternative to your current amplifier.
http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-Boost...=3MU1NEHVDX5IX

It basically takes the source and perks it back up.

Don't waste your money at HD,
go here
http://www.monoprice.com/products/se...rd=rg6&x=0&y=0

50 feet terminated is $7.85, better yet 1000 feet is $56.00 and the terminal ends are $17.00
http://www.monoprice.com/products/su...&cs_id=1042402
post #5694 of 6016
Can anyone here get channel 30-1 (antenna) with TivoHD ?

Thanks
post #5695 of 6016
Thanks jetfxr27, I keep forgetting about monoprice...I used to order from them all the time buying computer cables and such from them but completely forgot they sold coax cable as well. I just placed my order, so it should be in within a few days.
post #5696 of 6016
You're welcome neighbor!
Now can anyone tell me why ,"according to the siliiconedust website" we have the BEST clear qam channel lineup in Northern, MS?

It all started with a buddy who lives north of town, comapring my lineup, 38672 (Desoto County MS) to his (Memphis , TN) Lineup. I have muchos premium content vs his dimals selection. 22 channel vs 69. So I began to check randomly all across the US. From the Bronx to Beverly Hills. And a bunch of places in between. Mostly everyone has Local and that's about it.

My lineup includes about 20 premium, including a premium movie channel. Confirmed by a gratuitous display of Boobs.

hope I havent let and cat's out of any bags!
post #5697 of 6016
Just rescanned QAM on my sons tv and this is the list in Bartlett. I only have basic cable.

23-5: NBA TV
23-10: blank
24-1: WPTY-DT
30-1 WLMT-DT
30-2 Retro (blank)
63-12: WREG-DT (not sure if HD)
66-2: TV One HD
76-1: no signal
76-2: no signal
93-2: CSPAN2
103-6: Comcast channel?
112-6: local public broadcast channel?
112-8: City of Bartlett
112-9: City of Lakeland
112-10: CIN: Local advertising
112-11: same as 112-10
112-12: same as 112-10 and -11, but different ads and set to a radio station from Munford
114-9: Lifetime Movie Network
118-11: ESPNU. Doesn’t appear to be HD. Program currently in SD with no HD bars
122-5: same as 103-6
post #5698 of 6016
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Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post

Anyone seeing signals on channels 17 or 46? Both filed license apps with the FCC yesterday, and I'm curious as to what they might be airing.

17-1 in Spanish.

46-1 all I see is a W where the station id would be. Looks to be religious programming
post #5699 of 6016
Quote:
Originally Posted by jetfxr27 View Post

You're welcome neighbor!
Now can anyone tell me why ,"according to the siliiconedust website" we have the BEST clear qam channel lineup in Northern, MS?

It all started with a buddy who lives north of town, comapring my lineup, 38672 (Desoto County MS) to his (Memphis , TN) Lineup. I have muchos premium content vs his dimals selection. 22 channel vs 69. So I began to check randomly all across the US. From the Bronx to Beverly Hills. And a bunch of places in between. Mostly everyone has Local and that's about it.

My lineup includes about 20 premium, including a premium movie channel. Confirmed by a gratuitous display of Boobs.

hope I havent let and cat's out of any bags!

Which premium movie channel? I have basic and I get up to about 77. I *should* only get to I think the 20's but when the guy came to check my internet a couple of years ago he didn't say anything about it. He was great.
post #5700 of 6016
Starz HD,

Heres my list:
D

▼Comcast Cable: Southaven, MS, 38671▼
Type Channel Virtual Name Resolution Aspect
qam256 84-5 2 MIDSON 704x480i
4:3

qam256 84-2 3.1 WREGDT 1920x1080i
16:9

qam256 80-3 5.1 WMCDT 1920x1080i
16:9

qam256 80-4 5.2 WMCDT2 704x480i
4:3

qam256 80-5 5.3 WMCDT3 704x480i
4:3

qam256 84-3 10.1 WKNO 1920x1080i
16:9

qam256 84-4 10.2 WKNODT2 704x480i
4:3

qam256 93-2 16 CSPAN2 528x480i
4:3

qam256 81-4 24.1 WPTYDT 1280x720p
16:9

qam256 81-8 30.1 WLMTDT 1920x1080i
16:9

qam256 81-6 30.2 RTV 480x480p
480x480i
4:3

qam256 23-5 ESPN 704x480i
4:3

qam256 23-10 RTN 704x480i
704x480p
4:3

qam256 63-12 CBS
qam256 66-2 ONE-HD 1920x1080i
16:9

qam256 70 ONDEMAND
qam256 71 ONDEMAND
qam256 72 ONDEMAND
qam256 73 ONDEMAND
qam256 76-1 TNTHD
qam256 76-2 TBS-HD
qam256 79-6 CCMPAID 720x480i
4:3

qam256 79-7 INSP 528x480i
4:3

qam256 80-2 WHBQDT 1280x720p
16:9

qam256 103-6 ONDEMAND 528x480i
4:3

qam256 112-1 CNBC 704x480i
4:3

qam256 112-2 Family 704x480p
4:3

qam256 112-3 FoxNews 704x480i
4:3

qam256 112-4 MSNBC 704x480i
4:3

qam256 112-5 UNKNOWN 544x480p
4:3

qam256 112-6 UNKNOWN
qam256 112-8 UNKNOWN 544x480p
4:3

qam256 112-10 UNKNOWN 544x480i
544x480p
4:3

qam256 112-11 UNKNOWN
qam256 114-1 A&E 704x480p
4:3

qam256 114-2 FOOD
qam256 114-3 FOXSOUTH 544x480p
4:3

qam256 114-4 FX
qam256 114-5 HISTORY
qam256 114-6 HGTV
qam256 114-8 LIFETIME
qam256 114-10 AMC 704x480p
4:3

qam256 114-11 TVLAND
qam256 114-12 WGN
qam256 117-1 UNKNOWN
qam256 117-2 UNKNOWN 544x480i
4:3

qam256 117-3 UNKNOWN
qam256 117-4 UNKNOWN
qam256 117-8 UNKNOWN
qam256 117-9 UNKNOWN 704x480p
4:3

qam256 117-10 UNKNOWN 544x480i
4:3

qam256 117-11 UNKNOWN
qam256 118-11 ESPNU 704x480i
4:3

qam256 119-1 Startz-HD 1920x1080p
16:9

qam256 119-3 HGTV-HD 1920x1080p
16:9

qam256 120-1 Universal-HD 1920x1080p
16:9

qam256 120-2 Food-HD 1920x1080i
16:9

qam256 120-3 SyFy-HD
qam256 121-1 USA-HD
qam256 121-2 NatGeo-HD 1280x720p
16:9

qam256 121-3 Discovery-HD
qam256 122-5 ONDEMAND 528x480i
4:3
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