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Has anyone else had MORE trouble receiving channels since the DTV switch?

This morning I had to rescan 3 times, and we lost 6 channels we liked but gained another 7 that either don't work or there's no point. We're suddenly picking up stuff from Houston or Dallas (live in Tulsa) so we have channel abc programming twice! This change is rather annoying.

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Asked by nerdyma7 at 12:47 PM on Jun. 15, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • I have cable, and haven't noticed any change. I don't watch much TV anyway though.

    Answer by pagan_mama at 12:54 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • ditto first poster

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 12:56 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • Ok this applied to people who have the converter boxes. Since you have cable you're not going to notice anything since cable/satelite have been digital for years.

    Answer by nerdyma7 at 1:36 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • my cousin is having trouble too! he only gets 1 channel now when he got 6 before. they tried calling the 800 number and it goes unanswered or is busy. I'm glad I have cable! lol (cable,cable,cable!) nana na boo boo! (wanna smack me yet?) lol

    Answer by simplysarah77 at 2:09 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • Nope! God bless Direct T.V.!

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:23 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • When I switched to direct TV from Dish Network, I started losing all local channels starting in the spring, and lasting until winter. Blegh.

    Im not sure if this is the "D"TV you're talking about though.

    Answer by epoh at 2:32 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • lol Sarah you're a brat! KNOCK IT OFF! Nah, I love yah.

    Answer by nerdyma7 at 2:37 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • yes we had 7 digital channels b4 the switch now we have none.

    Answer by bonnie-jo at 2:53 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • How have you all gotten this far without cable??Is it a money isssue,or did you just not care about tv? Here basic service is like 10 bucks!

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:57 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • @ anon 1:57 - That's really kind of rude and really none of your damn business. Plus basic service is pretty much the exact same channels as what you get FOR FREE on the DTV.

    Answer by nerdyma7 at 1:04 PM on Jun. 16, 2009

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