Advertisements I recently purchased a Hughes Direct TV Tivo, model# GXCEBOT off of ebay. I ordered a new access card, and it seems to work fine, but all of my programming shows up except my local channels. I spent about an hour on the phone with two different reps from Direct TV and they couldn't ascertain the problem. All I was seeing on the screen was the blue rectangular box reading, "channel not available". When I selected the "info" button, the blue banner box stated, "No information". When I would select "guide", it only listed channels from 100 on up. No locals were displayed. We reset the unit (unplugged it), sent signals to it, and then stopped and re-started programming. The technical dept. guy I was speaking with said the inability to see the local channels could be due to my recent dish upgrade for HD. (A 5 LNB dish). I didn't find that plausible as my Sony SAT-T60 (roughly as old as this series 1 GXCEBOT and very similar) was able to process the local channels. During my conversation with this advisor, the local channels showed up for a bit, then went away again. This then ruled out the dish theory. I also noticed that after the picture went away, that the blue information banner box now had the station logo displayed. (i.e CBS, NBC Peacock, etc.). I still wasn't getting info when I selected "guide" though. As of today, I am now getting blue information banner that is accurate, and the guide is now showing the proper information, but I still cannot *see* programming. Does anyone have any ideas? I'm sort of guessing that since the seller who had the box, had it in storage for such a long time, perhaps it will need some time to get going again. I'm only thinking this way as some weird things happened when the TIVO tried to phone in the first few times, each time failing, but getting closer to a success. After numerous attempts, it *finally* succeeded. Given that, and the fact this pattern of "getting closer to success" seems to be happening with the local channels, I'm hoping it will eventually clear itself and work. I'd really appreciate some advice. Thanks.