Dish Network HD Satellite Outage Nationwide

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Updated: 9/13/2011 5:17 pm

( & KRNV) - If your Dish Network-connected TV is claiming total signal loss, then at least take comfort in the fact that you're not alone. While the company hasn't revealed exactly what the problem is, Facebook and Twitter posts indicate a "technical issue" with satellite location 129. The really bad news comes when we learned that bird is responsible for carrying many HD channels and HD locals (check the links below for a list of all channels on 129). Switching over to SD channels will let you watch (if that can really be called watching TV) most content in the short term -- DBSTalk posters advise hitting menu and selecting 1 on your remote to pull up the guide if you're having trouble. If you currently hide standard-def channels, press menu, then 8, then 1 and uncheck the "HD only" box to see the working channels for now. We'll keep checking for any updates on the situation, but for now you're on your own in a 480-line wilderness, so good luck.

Thanks to engagednetHD for the information.


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MEETPETE - 9/14/2011 7:47 PM
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never had a problem with Dish net. best on screen commands make the more expensive by a mile antiquated DirectTV look real bad! NFL network is the best!HD Net is great, why pay more for junk DirectTV?

kdavis52 - 9/14/2011 11:18 AM
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Have had Directv for the past 9 years. Haven't had any headaches except for when it snows. But because it's located near our deck I can sweep it! Dish doesn't have the upper Nascar In-Car Channels either! The solar flares probably knocked the HD Satellite Dish has.

Tyler - 9/14/2011 10:58 AM
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Never had a black out with Directv and they have the NFL Sunday ticket so why bother with dish!!!!

Rickerwill - 9/14/2011 12:22 AM
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My first blackout in 16 years with Dish. I ain't complaining much! Besides, the whole thing didn't last more than about half an hour at my house.

inreno777 - 9/13/2011 8:00 PM
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dish network sucks!

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