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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by gary2381, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. gary2381

    gary2381 Cool Member

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    I have been getting 0 signal on the 119 sat. I have the Swim 5 LNB in the DFW area. I thought it was because of some trees but last night I noticed I was getting a signal (low 80's high 70's). This morning I checked and the signal was lower (low 60's) and now around 12pm its completely gone. I realize that this doesn't make sense but what would night / day have to do with the signal?
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    do you have your stations coming from 119W ? if not, just chalk it out of your life :)
     
  3. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    it could still be the trees that are moving around with the wind
     
  4. gary2381

    gary2381 Cool Member

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    One local station that I don't really watch much. I was just wondering if I should change out the LNB.
     
  5. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    DFW area and you have a local on 119, that doesn't sound right.

    Anyway, could be with the weather we're having in TX maybe it's ice build up on the 119 LNB?
     
  6. RBA

    RBA Active Member

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    With an overnight low of 10-15* and a warm up to 30* about noon I would bet on a LNB problem, but if you don't watch anything off that satellite is it worth worrying about?
     
  7. johnfist

    johnfist Cool Member

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    I've read low temps can affect LNB functions, not sure how low exactly but it has been cold recently here in DFW. Windy as well, check and make sure everything is securely fastened.
     
  8. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    you just can change you the LNB like that. there are certain DirecTV procedures that prevent this from happening
     
  9. studechip

    studechip Godfather

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    Can you explain?
     
  10. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    Are you not aware of IV and IV retest?
     
  11. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    So your saying that DIRECTV can tell when you've replaced an LNB assembly?
    My recollection is that IV Tests aren't required for existing customers that are doing a DIY.

    I suspect that like me, studechip was looking for an explanation of how you thought you were responding to the text that you quoted as there wasn't anything in there to suggest a hardware change. It was more of a "there's nothing on 119W so who cares?" thing.
     
  12. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    One of the most popular time-of-day problems is condensation on inside of the lens for the corresponding feed horn but that usually happens at night and lasts through the early morning hours. This would seem to be the opposite scenario.

    If it were Spring, the issue of solar outages might come into play for small fraction of a day.
     
  13. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    1) if they really wanted to know, they def can. as this info is in the receiver which might be connected to the internet and as sun can be "pulled" by DirecTV, but I doubt they really want to know, so this is not the point. see #2

    2)they customers account has an equipment "tab" which is what DirecTV uses when doing IV retest. This is to prevent techs from changing to round dish, passing the test and setting back to an "HD" LNB. So what happens if the customer changes from a 5 to a 3 LNB? if they ever need a service call and they are supposed to have a 5, the tech will fail the test will need to install a 5 in order to pass the test. if this is not possible even by relocating the dish, then this customers will be "unserviceable" and as such, will not get service from DirecTV any more. they will be "on their own"

    Point is, that if there is a place where the OP can install his dish to get the services he is supposed to get, according to DirecTV, then this s the right thing to do. If the OP does not have line of sight to the 119 and DirecTV determines that the 119 is required for the OP, then the customer will be NLOS and will be "on his own"
     
  14. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    So you were responding to a post #4 from the TS rather than RBA's post #6 that you quoted.

    DIRECTV sets up lots (maybe even a majority) of their customers with antennae insufficient to receive all of their subscribed programming. Perhaps they may take a harder line in the waiver process when it comes to local programming.
     
  15. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Proof please? I'd love to know what channels people are supposed to get that they don't because of what dish they install for the majority of people.
     
  16. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    Correct, my mistake...
     
  17. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    I'd like to see that proof too!
     
  18. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Harsh probably means the useless music channels.
     
  19. studechip

    studechip Godfather

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    If you subscribe to them, you should be able to receive them regardless if you think they are useless or not. What does it matter what you think of those channels?
     
  20. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    It's just an opinion, geez.
     

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