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Hooking up H24 to Legacy SD 18" dish.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by johnnytex, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. Nov 7, 2013 #1 of 12
    johnnytex

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    I have a full SWM system with a genie. Last year I took my H24 out to my shop and hooked it up my old 18" oval SD dish. Went into set-up changed to 01 18" oval and 02 Multiswitch. Then I could watch football in SD. Just tried to do that and all I get is Error 775, cannot communicate with dish a SWM error.

    Customer service said the box had reconfigured itself and would not work. I would have to get a new SD receiver added to my account.

    Does anyone anyone have any new suggestions?

    Thanks in advance for you help.
     
  2. Nov 7, 2013 #2 of 12
    DB Stalker

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    Should still work that way. I'd check the connections and coax and try again.

    #)
     
  3. Nov 7, 2013 #3 of 12
    jimmie57

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    There is a problem with the sequence of going thru the satellite set up.
    Set the Multi switch first and then go back to the dish type and set it.
    See if that works for you.
     
  4. Nov 8, 2013 #4 of 12
    peds48

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    In order for the new settings to be saved or "stick" the H24 must be connected to a working dish (in this case the round dish) and let the receiver go through the set up steps of "verifying information" and "acquiring the guide data",
     
  5. Nov 8, 2013 #5 of 12
    Stuart Sweet

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    peds48 is right, I've seen this before.
     
  6. Nov 8, 2013 #6 of 12
    gov

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    The receiver wants to be SWM, but it can be cudgeled into compliance.

    Resistance is futile! You will be multi-switched !!


    :eek2:
     
  7. Nov 8, 2013 #7 of 12
    johnnytex

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    peds48 that seems to be the problem. I cannot get the setting to stick.

    Here's my sequence:

    Power down receiver.
    Attach 18" dish
    Power up unit.
    Get 775 error message
    Go into Sat setup
    Set to Multi switch
    Set to 18" Oval
    Contunue

    I then get this error:
    A satellite signal could not be detected.
    Check your installation and re-test.

    I tried this on my HR22 and have the same problem.

    Any ideas???
     
  8. Nov 8, 2013 #8 of 12
    peds48

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    Sure, it looks like the dish is not aligned properly.
     
  9. Nov 8, 2013 #9 of 12
    johnnytex

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    So I should go to signal strength before continue?
     
  10. peds48

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    is not a crucial step, but at least it confirms (to you) that the receiver is getting a signal from the dish
     
  11. johnnytex

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    peds48

    Thanks taht fixed my problem.
    Guess the dish got bumped.
     
  12. peds48

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    Awesome. Thanks for the update. Enjoy!
     

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