Advertisements Help/advice, please. My DirecTV R10 has been working well since installation in March, 2005. Aside from a mandatory program card change a couple of years ago, the entire system has remained untouched. In addition to the satellite receiver, I have an analog rooftop antenna which I use to watch a few local channels by switching over to the "standby" mode. A couple of weeks ago, I noticed intermittent static spikes whenever I switched to the "standby" mode. These spikes are there when watching local analog shows or when trying to watch a DVD and switching my TV to channel 3. As soon as I switch back to digital signal via DirecTV R10, the reception is good with no static interference. I have other TVs in the house which only receive analog signals via the rooftop antenna and no static interference occurs on any of those units. The problem has been isolated to my main entertainment center where I am connected through the DirecTV R10 receiver. When I switch to the "standby" mode in order to watch anything via channel 3 the intermittent static returns. Although I am not configured to use channel 4 at this time, I notice the static is there on channel 4, as well. (no video, but I do see the static interference on channel 4) Attempts to fix the problem have been to disconnect interconnecting cables and to reset the R10 by means of the red button. No resolution there by either of those means. I added the digital converter box to see if that made things better and the intermittent static spikes remain; between the static interference, however, the digital picture is an improvement over the previous analog picture.