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Thread: !!!!!! DirecTV !!!!!!

  1. #21
    No Longer the Kid
    Member Since
    Oct 2005
    Somewhere in Md
    Quote Originally Posted by BZHorseMomE View Post
    Have you ever had to call them for a service call when you get the message "Problem communicating with dish message code 771A" when your service goes out?

    No, we've had the power go out a few times, but each time power came back on, so did the tv

    I think I've had to call them once, and that was to change my channel plan. Other than that, it took a flood type rain to mess with my signal, and even then it was only for about 5-10 minutes...

  2. #22
    Registered User SoMDGirl42's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2007
    One foot on a banana peel
    Quote Originally Posted by BZHorseMomE View Post
    !!!!!!! Getting so tired of DirecTV !!!!!!!! Everytime the electric goes out the SWM box keeps getting fried and then it takes them 4 or more days to get out to replace it.
    I replaced my SWM with a new puppy. Haven't had a problem with DirectTV since then. I never lose the remote, every program I record is still recorded when I'm ready to view it, I deleted a bunch of channels that I never watched and paid for every month there-by saving myself oodles of $$ every month.

    I suggest you get rid of the SWM in the attic and get yourself a puppy. Problem solved.
    Last edited by SoMDGirl42; 05-16-2011 at 03:35 PM.

  3. #23
    Chaos and Mayhem Dimwit Child's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2007
    St Mary's

    time was.......

    used to happen to my sons (and only my sons) reciever. i unhooked the phone line and . havent had a problem since
    tell us how you really feel

  4. 05-17-2011, 12:53 AM

  5. #24
    I've had DirecTV for almost 13 yrs. Yeah - really bad storms stop the signal and we've replaced all 4 receivers once and then upgraded one to HD (we just called and they sent us a new one) but other than that no real issues.

    A surge protector would go along way.

  6. #25
    Registered User red_explorer's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2003
    St. Inigoes, MD

    5 + years

    I've never had a problem with it, other than during really heavy storms, when the tvs shouldnt be on anyway. I love DirectTV. My boss dropped Comcast because he was fed up with them, and now has Direct TV on my recommendation, and he's absolutely thrilled, and saving a boatload of money!!!!

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