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3900 Receiver and DishPro Switch 34 and dp adapter

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by jaye50, May 31, 2007.

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  1. jaye50

    jaye50 New Member

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    i've searched the forums and i wasn't able to find a thread concerning this that wasn't outdated and closed......anyway :) .....

    i've got a 3900 reciever in one room and a dp301 in another....both hooked to a superdish the 1000 i believe and dp34 multi-switch.....the dp301 works fine (except that my sports channels are absent).....i was told by dish that the 3900 would require a dp adapter in order to use it with this setup.....i got the adapter and the reciever worked for a while......now the reciever will only recieve channels that are on 119 regardless of adapter......i've tried resetting the switch....the reciever.....and turning it off for a couple of days.....dish wants me to pay an installer to come out and look at it......before they send me an updated reciever.....

    any help anyone.....
     
  2. 585960

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    try a different output port on the 34 switch.
     
  3. jaye50

    jaye50 New Member

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    i tried that....even tried the output that the dp301 was on......same result.....
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Dump it and get other 301 at ebay for $5.
     
  5. boba

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    Go to menu 6-1-1 and run a check switch and see what you actually have for a dish.
     
  6. Jun 1, 2007 #6 of 10
    BobaBird

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    Right, SuperDISH is not the same as Dish 1000 (or a 1000+, but why confuse things? :D). See Dish Types on the EKB. Do the check switch on the 301 so we can also see what LNBs are feeding the DP34.
     
  7. Jun 1, 2007 #7 of 10
    scooper

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    You may also want to consider getting a DishPro Plus LNB set up instead. DPP works fine on Legacy receivers - it shows up as a SW64
     
  8. Jun 1, 2007 #8 of 10
    BobaBird

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    I was holding off for jaye50's answer in case he actually has, and needs, a SuperDISH. If it's really a Dish 1000, it may already have a DPP Twin but then the DP34 would be unnecessary.
     
  9. Jun 1, 2007 #9 of 10
    euro_boy

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    Also, check your dp adapter.
    I had similar situation with my 7200 receiver. It turned out that the adapter was not sending correct voltage levels to Switch 34. After swapping adapter for a new one, the problem went away.
     
  10. jarvantgroup

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    Several upgrades or LNB/switch changeouts that I've done involving DP and Legacy setups results in weird things happening with the Legacy rcvr. Like not picking up any of the sats or just one. Hopefully, one of the above recommendations will fix your problem. If not, look at the rcvr. If the rcvr is giving you only one sat on a particular port from the switch, then put your 301 rcvr on that same port. Take the adaptor off first. If the check switch summary comes back okay, then its your rcvr. Sounds like you have a 34 switch now. It may be cheaper just to change the LNB to a DPPlus twin and feed the 129 sat into it. The two feeds out will be for your 301 and 3900. :icon_cool
     
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