Question about RCA DRD485RG DirecTV DTV Receiver
I too have the Searching for Signal (771) error message. It has only been happening since the switch to All Digital. We had the HD receiver installed before the switch, so I know that the problem isn't that we have an old receiver. VERY FRUSTRATING. Most everything I watch is on my Local CBS Station. They have currently been out for three days. The last time they were out I sent a tech question to DirecTV and never received an answer, but the local channels were suddenly there again, about 24 outs after I sent the help. WEIRD.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi, There could be a couple of reasons, primary probably is signal strength. Depending on your antenna direction and the transmitter location it may be a dead spot which can be fixed by moving the antenna slightly and rescanning. If you need further help please get back to me. Good Luck! Hope this Fixsya!
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
SOURCE: error message 771
searching for satellite signal means its not getting a connection between the satellite and the receiver itself. you can check on the back of the receiver where the satellite cables comes in, unplug the satellite cable make sure there is a copper pin sticking striaght up there to make sure its getting a good connection. also if you know where your splitter is, it has a few lines coming in and a few coming out, its somewhere between the dish and the receivers. usually in an attic or basement, or it could be at the dish itself. make sure those lines are tight, no cracks or breaks in the lines. also if your dish is easily accessible check the connections at the dish to make sure none of them have come undone or loose.
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
Hi my name is Roety,
I can help you with your issue ,
all you need is an antenna then run the auto scan programming to lock in any available channels.
I roof or attic antenna would work better than an indoor antenna
If I have helped you with your issue
If you have more questions you can still respond
I will reply asap
Posted on Jan 30, 2010
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