Originally posted by bdfox18doehmm..
Planning to carry my Hughes and Samsung down to Columbia on the
next trip, may be next week before I get down there again..
try 8-1 and 8-2 as well and let me know.
I did some playing around, are you ready for this ......................
Saturday I started playing around with the tuner in my Hughes, If I type in 8-1 and select within 3 seconds the tuner will re-tune to 25-1 and I get a picture. (I have noticed this with the CBS local 17-1 re-tuning to 19-1). I think this has to do with Physical channels and Virtual channels? So after the tuner re-tunes from 8-1 to 25-1 the picture will drop out about every 30 to 45 seconds, also if I hit the guide button the picture will be lost. Again the only way to get a picture on 25-1 is to have it re-tuned from 8-1, and it goes blank for no reason or if I hit the guide button.
So I give Hughes a call, hoping to get someone with more knowledge than me. I explain the whole situation to the guy on the phone and his attitude was if one channel come in correctly than it is not the fault of the box and they can not control the way stations broadcast..... good by Hughes.
I did some more experimenting, my Hughes box has a feature called "The Advanced Program Guide" This feature will add local channel programming so it shows up on the Directv guide. To set this up there is a place to add your zip code in the setup. When you choose this the Hughes box displays retrieving zip code data, I assume through the satellite stream ultimately from Directv who knows? After you finish with the zip code entry the message "Updating Guide Data" appears on the screen. When that goes away all local programming for your area is mysteriously placed into the Guide. Then another screen has you perform a scan for locals and they are added to the channel list.
To make a long story short, If I remove my zip code in setup, the Guide data shows "Regular Schedule" in the guide and no specific programming info for all local channels, but your channel 25-1 comes in flawlessly every time!!
I really like the Advanced Program Guide feature of this box but it will not allow me to get and hold a picture on 25-1. I am not sure how or why this prevents the channel to come in but it does.
Do you think it is because WOLO has recently began transmitting?
Or that wherever the Hughes gets its information on locals and schedules knows that WOLO is transmitting now, could some database be out of date preventing the tuner to work correctly?
Is your test box a Hughes HIRD E-86? If you get a moment can you see if this happens with your box?
Confused, but getting the picture,