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Old 10-23-2020, 09:47 PM   #1
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DirecTv Losing Satellites? Finally?

A lot of talk over the last year regarding DTV eliminating (or something like that) some satellites leaving some of us with limited access

I have a OLD KVH Sat and pretty much obsolete boxes (sat is about 16 years old and D100 boxes)

I have never had an issue with signals until this week.

I now have an extended period of time searching for satellites and have lost many stations. Also while performing the sat signal check I have a lot of 0s where normally I'm consistently in the high 80s-90s

Is it possible this is a result of the DTV changes that were rumored months ago?

or maybe a issue with my old equipment?

Anybody else experience the same?
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I had a KVH on my last DS. I was with Dish and about 3 years ago it was no longer able to use satellites. I guess the same thing is happening to DTV.
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Old 10-23-2020, 11:45 PM   #3
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My stuff still working the same.....probably your old receiver.....I went to a H-24, cause I don't record.....been using a portable King Flex since 2012....
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I think it is your equipment. I just checked and standard definition channels are still being broadcast. I have a H23 that can do standard or HD channels. Switched to Standard and all the normal channels were playing. time to upgrade anyway, it should not be to long for them to end standard. Good luck.
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Thanks for the replies... I'll check my connections, etc.. Maybe time for an upgrade.

I've been threatening to dump DTV for years!

Gonna go Dish for the RV next time around
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DirecTV is phasing out SD services from their main 101W satellite, so your old equipment is certainly obsolete. If you want to stick with DirecTV you'll need to upgrade your dish to something like a Winegard Trav'ler and your Receivers to modern HD DVRs/Receivers.
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Hello Everyone,


The only reason I have kept Direct TV is because of the complete NFL package. My coach is a 2004 Dutch Star and my complete satellite system is 16y/o. I have not had any problems with connecting to a satellite or receiving all of the ordered channels. I have however had a problem staying connected to the satellite from approximately 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, the signal cuts in and out throughout this time period. The sun is usually directly over the coach at this point.

Just put in a residential refrigerator I truly hope this satellite system can hang in there until football season is over.

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