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I have a problem with direct tv. It now says Channel not available (no signal).

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The direct tv box is the problems and the causes.Unplug,replug the direct tv box about an hour later for the box to reboot and upgraded it software.The direct tv signal should be back.If still not getting a signal for channels,the direct tv box have problems.Call the direct tv customer service,exchange for a new direct tv box.Should solved ur problems.

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SOURCE: When I turn on the tv, I get the Direct tv signal

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go to the menu setup satelite go to check signal strengh if it reads les than 95 % check all your connections might be a loose wire

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