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Do not receive any channels

I am a paid subscriber to at&t u-verse. when i connect the unit, NO channels come in.

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If you got a credit card looking thing, put it in. Reset the unit. If that doesn't work, call AT&T. Since you are a paid subscriber, they will be glad to walk you through the setup.
We don't provide passcodes on this site.

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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I had comcast before but now i don't ,don't use a converter box and somehow I was getting cinemax and other channes on the tv,now i am not I auto programmmed the tv again and mess the the channels...

> I had comcast before but now i don't, don't use a converter box and somehow I was getting cinemax and other channels on the tv
Comcast was providing Cinemax and many other channels as part of your paid services and you will not receive these unless you are a subscriber. There is a good selection of free broadcast channels unless you live outside city areas. If you do, you will then need an external antenna and probably an amplifier to get more distant signals. Auto programming will not find the channels you were receiving from Comcast so there will be only accidental channel duplication; for example, if your former channel 10 was NBC, it may be channel 7 when receiving signal from an antenna.
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My Harmony 890 will not change the channels through my U-Verse box unless I am 2-3 feet from the face of the unit. The volume control works fine with my receiver.

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If you find that it is the Harmony remote that is the problem, try doing a firmware update as this often solves issues. To update the firmware on your remote, log in to the Harmony software, click "Downloads" at the top of the screen then click "Firmware."

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Directv - directv2pc Will not activate

Read through the below article. The is below is what you already know, please let me know....

DirecTV2PC can be activated with the help of an activation key code. To receive the activation code, subscribers need to perform the following steps:
  • Go to the link
  • Click "Download" will take subscribers to the next page where they need to click on "Download Now".
  • Select Save File, then enter name and their email address and press submit to download the system advisor.
  • Click on Download Now to receive DirecTV2PC application.
  • As soon as the download is complete, subscribers will receive an activation code in their email address.

With DirecTV2PC, subscribers can perform the following:

  • Stream the recorded HD programming in full resolution from the receiver DirecTV Plus HD DVR to their PC.
  • Enjoy shows on the PC even when live or recorded programming is being watched on their TV.
  • Enjoy their favorite programs with the same DirecTV screen interface on their PC as well as on their TV.

Subscribers will be able to watch only Pre recorded programs or recording in progress program. They will not be able to watch live programs on DirecTV2PC. Parental Control gets activated automatically in DirecTV2PC and Subscribers have to set up their preferred setting in the parental control area. Parental Control Pin will be activated, when the HD DVR receiver gets connected to the home network. To access Parental control settings, subscribers need to do the following:

  • Click on the Menu button present in the lower left corner of DirecTV2PC use interface.
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Though the Parental control, Pin can be retrieved from the receiver, the settings (ratings, time) will not be retrieved. Subscribers need to set up the criteria for DirecTV2PC.

With the advancement in technology, subscribers get to enjoy thousands of channels from all over the world to their heart's content. DirecTV2PC is one such advanced feature in DirecTV that helps subscribers to view their favorite programming in High definition on their PC.

Let me know if you have done the above and it is not still activating....

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where was the receiver bought from? The receiver needs to be registered before it can get channels. Also you need the help of an expert that will help you scan the channels using the right/correct frequency.

The receiver needs to be connected to a dish, subscribed (registered), and it should get channels.

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Unit doesn't pick up channels.

It's not automatic. Page 24 - You have to register it with them...

The clear protective film on the DCP501 display must be removed and transferred to the inside back cover of your
DCP501 Home Theater System User Guide. The Unit Address and Serial Number found on the protective film is
required for activation of your DCP501 cable TV receiver by your cable TV service provider.

Jan 31, 2009 | Motorola DCP-501 Receiver

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