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Old 08-20-2009, 01:34 PM   #15
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Digital channels are transmitted in the "old" UHF range and as such are line of sight only. Analog transmissions are VHF and had a much longer range.

On the sat signal, I would check the connections from the reciever to the TV (and make sure you have the TV set to the right input!).

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The tree mounted antenna has a rotator and a clear shot to the majority of the local stations, and the batwing is on the opposite side of the house.
Your tree needs upgrading
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My provider is Direct TV. The Dome King is programmed to search for D TV satellite signals. After it locked on it would display an error message. I contacted D TV and they would confirm that a signal was being transmitted to my receiver, and that I should be receiving the transmission. I don't understand the "how's" of it anymore than how I can talk to our daughter on the phone with her in China. Both are just magic that I just accept.

I'll get out the manual for the Sony and confirm the set is digital or analog.

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OK, I get it now, you have one of those "smart" antennas. Don't know about pricing of those in the US, but up here the one I saw, the dealer wanted ~C$1,500.

I'll stay dumb for that much
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Directv has started a shut down on the receiver card if the TV has not been used for a couple of weeks. If you are getting an error message when you first go on satellite you may have to call them to reinstate the card. I have this and it is a pain in the ass. Not sure why cable could kick start the Directv.
I'm very familiar with the error message you're talking about. I should be on a first name basis with the D TV people who have reinstated the card over the past 5 years for me.

The only thought I could come up with to explain the cable thing is that there is a problem with the switch box.

Thanks to everyone for their input.


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