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h23 signal tone

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by rich67, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. rich67

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    When I try to peak my dish using the signal meter in the H23, there is no signal tone or beep. Some of the boxes Ive had previously had a audible tone when tuned to the signal meter. Does this box have no audible tone? Or is there some hidden way to activate the tone? Thanks
     
  2. jimmie57

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    I have been told that it is a feature that has been left out of the software on all the HD units. Why, I do not have a clue.
     
  3. BattleZone

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    It's because they don't want TECHS trying to aim dishes without a real satellite meter (and for good reason).
     
  4. CCarncross

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    I dont believe the stb's have had signal tones for quite awhile now..I havent had one since the old RCA DRD and Sony AT/BT models, which go all the way back to 1997.
     
  5. rich67

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    thanks to you all
     
  6. Ernie Bornn-Gilman

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    My HR10-250 TiVo has tones....
     
  7. Blaze

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    What a excuse, i setup my satellite up by the tone my Signal is 98%.

    No HD here yet!!!!!!!:)
     
  8. CCarncross

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    There is almost no way you could do that with a 3 or 5LNB sat, meaning it may be ok for crappy SD, but it wont work for HD.
     
  9. joe diamond

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    Uh.....actually you can,

    I agree that the Sat Buddy & Birdog give superior results in the hands of almost anyone. But keeping the six or so hundred bucks in my pocket rather than subsidizing the Directv installation effort makes more sense.

    IF you use a little more care than the average HSP tech when setting up the mast and dish you can first hit the 101 and then adjust the 103 & 99 to mid 90 signals.

    You find the 101 with an old Hughes SD HBH that will scream from wherever you set it............connect the new HD box to the pretty darn close Slimline and tweak up the 103 by a little poosh west (about two degrees).

    Twist and Shout ain't dead yet.

    Joe
     

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