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Burning through Splitters....

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by dshu82, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. dshu82

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    Thanks, something that totally escaped me. I have done plenty without issues so never crossed my mind. It is only 3 in same area, so can redo them all quickly if needed.
     
  2. dshu82

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    Update: checked all connections on that side of setup and replaced, making sure no braiding, etc. in way.

    Before started had 90+ signals on Tuner 1, 60's on Tuner 2 with still intermittent 771, particularly on locals. Swapped splitter for new, all channels working now but have readings all over the board, with Tuner 2 at 0's. Tuner one only in 70's.

    Readings down in living room, patio, on 'other side' of setup are 95+ for all sats and no issues.
     
  3. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    Try swapping receivers from the good area and the bad area. See if the problem follows the receiver or stays with the location. You might have a bad receiver.
     
  4. netraa

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    If I am picturing the system properly, your 'problem' IRD is 'behind' the flat cable?

    If it is, try replacing the flat cable temporarily with a regular section of coax and just don't close the window all the way and see what happens.
     
  5. wallfishman

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    godd call those 2 dollar flat cables arent worth @#$%. there are good ones that are made for hd
     
  6. dshu82

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    Thanks for all the help everyone. I ended up moving the cable from the splitter in question to the 'other' splitter that feeds the rest of the house and all is good. The only cables on original splitter is in from LNB and power pass to SWM power.
     

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