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Old 12-23-04, 04:53 PM   #1
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Direct TV Guide?

Is anyone else having an issue with the guide in Direct TV only displaying "To Be Announced" for everything after an hour in the future? I wanted to record something on tivo for tomorrow, and every channel says "to be announced."

I did a manual daily call but that did nothing.....
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Old 12-23-04, 05:10 PM   #2
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I take it you have a DirecTiVo, yes?

Check your "Channels I Receive" list. In the past there has been the occasional bug which un-checks all your channels, which makes the TiVo "think" you don't get any channels. The guida data is still on the hard drive so re-checking the channels usually fixes it.

If that doesn't do it, go into the menus and find "Restart the Recorder". Follow the instructions and reboot it.
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Old 12-23-04, 05:17 PM   #3
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One thing to add... Asuuming you have a DirecTiVo, your guide data is taken off of the satellite and not from your daily call, so a manual phone call won't do anything.
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Old 12-23-04, 09:44 PM   #4
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thanks for the tips, guys- I appreciate it. I do have the direct tivo... All of my channels are still checked; restarting also did nothing... looks like I have to give them a call.... Wish me luck!


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Old 12-23-04, 10:11 PM   #5
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Well- I actually got a guy who seemed to know what he was doing, Brian!

It's all fixed now- here's what we went through:

1.) had me unplug the power to the tivo, then unplug the sat 1 and 2 lines in for 30 seconds. Plug back in and power on. Did nothing
2.) had me go to the signal strength screen and cycle throughall the transponders on sat A from 1-32. This did the trick!

He said it is a bug, but one that doesn't happen very often. He was actually a bit suprised that #2 solved it- it was apparently in the manual he was referring to, but had a note that it doesn't often work. Thankfully it did for me!
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Old 12-24-04, 02:30 PM   #6
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I've had this happen to me before too. I just waited it out. If he wasn't expecting it to work, I wonder what the next steps were?
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Old 12-24-04, 03:50 PM   #7
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I've had that happen also - unplug it, and start it up again. The data will slowly repopulate over the next two days.
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