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    Anyone with Cable del Norte been experiencing a problem lately? More than half the channels have not been working for the last several days... I wanted to check here and see if it's just my system or more widespread before trying to deal with the CdN office...

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    We are missing channels too & they have substituted BBC 24hr news for the preferred BBCAmerica.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abuela View Post
    We are missing channels too & they have substituted BBC 24hr news for the preferred BBCAmerica.
    Yes...I hate when they substitute channels, and I really liked BBC America...although that channel (53) is coming in and out now anyway...basically almost all channels above 50 are not coming in, and several below 50 as well...they "try" to come in but fade right out and I get a no signal message on my tv.

    Anyone else experiencing this...or having no problems with their cable here in Cabarete?

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    Guess you may have an isolated problem.I'm in Cabarete too and just checked those channels coming in steadily. We recently had a shorted out converter box replaced.The old one left false messages of disconnection or poor reception. We decided repeated power outages had probably worn it out!

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    If it's a recent thing then the chances are you have water in a connector somewhere. With all this recent rain, it gets into even the most watertight connections and attenuates the signal.

    I have exactly the same problem with channels circa 50 fuzzing in and out. I know I have a splice connector in my garden where it comes from the street then splits off into the house. If it has rained a lot, I have found that disconnecting the join and drying it out fixes the problem.

    I agree with channel 53, why can't they switch it back to BBC America? This BBC news 24 is very repetitive, boring and depressing!

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    DavidZ:

    We've also been having trouble with channels above 50 for at least a week. Last night 57 was scrambled more often than not. I listened to "Family Guy" more than I got to watch it. Also, the switch on 53 drives me crazy - I want "Top Gear" back!

    Funny we don't really watch TV, but the 2 shows (above) we do watch have been stripped from us. lol

    Any updates you get from CdN would be appreciated here!

    Thanks,
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    I will be talking to CdN today...will let you know if they have any "constructive" news...definitely seems like a signal strength issue as the channels are there, just not strong enough for full picture and sound...probably a line amplifier down somewhere...

    And funny you mention Topgear as the show you miss...that's my favorite as well! Although even when BBC-A was on, I was frustrated that you never knew whether there'd be a new episode on Monday or not, so I wound up downloading most episodes...

    You can download full episode torrents of TG...and just about very other show on TV at:

    www.eztv.it

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    Sweet! Thanks, David! I'll check out the torrent site above and appreciate the heads up. I know what you mean....we'd check it out Monday's and have repeats many a time....better than nothing, I guess!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abuela View Post
    We are missing channels too & they have substituted BBC 24hr news for the preferred BBCAmerica.
    I cannot beleive that you miss BBC America, which just showed constant repetitions of the worst, cheapest and oldest programmes from the real UK BBC!


    The worst recent loss is that of PBS on channel 17. I have been into the Sosua office to complain. I have been told that this is the best thing to do if you want a chance of restoring any disappeared channel.

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    Whoa,guess you don't enjoy antique shopping,home decor or well done British drama or a good laugh, too bad for you. Some of us have eclectic tastes and enjoy something other than bland cable sitcoms or reality shows for a change. PBS is good too but please don't discount the value of BBC America from the other side of the pond.

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