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Strange Thing Happened Today

hdtvjunkie
04-27-2008, 02:07 PM
I was watching the Nascar race today on Fox via my OTA. For some reason my screen blank and it said it watch searching for signal. Then all of a sudden it started retrieving information. Does anyone have an idea why my receiver would do this while I was using my OTA. I have had my receiver to search for signal while watching it during bad weather but never had it say searching for satellite while watching the OTA. Thanks in advance for any info.

rbinck
04-27-2008, 02:12 PM
That is weird.

hdtvjunkie
04-27-2008, 02:26 PM
That is weird.Thats what I thought. I don't receive my locals in hd via directtv thats why I was using the OTA.

edders
04-27-2008, 02:39 PM
Did you check with the broadcast station to see if they had a temporary loss of transmission signal?

hdtvjunkie
04-27-2008, 02:52 PM
Did you check with the broadcast station to see if they had a temporary loss of transmission signal?Would that cause my receiver to lose all signal and start retrieving information? As soon as it went through the retreive it went right back to my local OTA channel fox and like nothing had happened.

Satellite Jack
04-27-2008, 03:01 PM
I was watching the Nascar race today on Fox via my OTA. For some reason my screen blank and it said it watch searching for signal. Then all of a sudden it started retrieving information. Does anyone have an idea why my receiver would do this while I was using my OTA. I have had my receiver to search for signal while watching it during bad weather but never had it say searching for satellite while watching the OTA. Thanks in advance for any info.

Sounds like the local FOX affiliate lost their lock of their d/l signal. Could be severe weather or a hiccup in their system. It happens more than you think it would. The loss of a/v to the u/l time depends on how many b/u signals they can choose from. That might have been their only IRD tuned to that race..... JB

hdtvjunkie
04-27-2008, 03:07 PM
Sounds like the local FOX affiliate lost their lock of their d/l signal. Could be severe weather or a hiccup in their system. It happens more than you think it would. The loss of a/v to the u/l time depends on how many b/u signals they can choose from. That might have been their only IRD tuned to that race..... JBThanks just trying to figure out why it done that. It has never happened before.:D

lizardhowson
04-27-2008, 08:44 PM
I was watching the Nascar race today on Fox via my OTA. For some reason my screen blank and it said it watch searching for signal. Then all of a sudden it started retrieving information. Does anyone have an idea why my receiver would do this while I was using my OTA. I have had my receiver to search for signal while watching it during bad weather but never had it say searching for satellite while watching the OTA. Thanks in advance for any info.

Lots of things can interupt OTA signals.

Happens occassionally to my OTA signals, but comes back quickly.

Radbug
04-28-2008, 08:57 AM
It was happening on the FXHD channel on DTV carrying the race as well. I am waiting for an answer from DTV as to why this is happening every week. I'm pretty sure they will insist that it is the network having problems.

edders
04-28-2008, 10:32 AM
Would that cause my receiver to lose all signal and start retrieving information? As soon as it went through the retreive it went right back to my local OTA channel fox and like nothing had happened.

I don't know your receiver but often the simplest explanation is the correct one. Why don't you check it out and see if there is some other reason that you could be losing signal?

It might also be that your receiver just decided to reset or reboot because of a software or hardware glitch. Those are rather hard to diagnose unless they are frequent...even then the receivers do have occasional glitches!

hdtvjunkie
04-29-2008, 05:34 PM
I don't know your receiver but often the simplest explanation is the correct one. Why don't you check it out and see if there is some other reason that you could be losing signal?

It might also be that your receiver just decided to reset or reboot because of a software or hardware glitch. Those are rather hard to diagnose unless they are frequent...even then the receivers do have occasional glitches!I guess that could be possible. That was the first time it has done that. It hasn't done it since then so it could have just been a glitch.