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Major Pixelation Problems With ALL NEW HD CHANNELS

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by fantinocsny, Oct 9, 2007.

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  1. elove

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    Do I need my dish realigned or tweaked. Maybe this is causing my local MPEG 4 HD channel problems. Here are my settings:

    Here are my settings: Azimuth 224 degrees, Elevation 39 degrees, Tilt 64 degrees.

    103(a)

    Tuner 1 89 79 0 98 89 83
    Tuner 2 90 81 0 98 88 82

    99(b)

    Tuner 1 73 88 80 89 0 0
    Tuner 2 72 89 0 89 0 0
     
  2. litzdog911

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    Those readings look great. Your local HD channels are probably on 103(a), hence the higher readings than 99(b). What are your readings on 103(b) -- the new national HD channel satellite?
     
  3. Steady Teddy

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    Well it has happened again (pixelation but no loss of audio or total loss of signal) so I guess I can rule out a poorly mounted dish. I don't know what to believe now. The tech sounded like he knew what he was talking about (as if I could tell a difference:rolleyes: ) so if I don't have a bad LNB then it's back to square one.

    Could thick clouds be a cause? And if so, why only for 103? It's not going to help to request another service call if the problem doesn't occur when they're here.
     
  4. Steady Teddy

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    MicroTech came back out and swapped the AT9 with a Slimline. He gave me no argument at all. Hopefully this will be the end of it and I can record MPEG without worrying about it locking up. [Fingers crossed]
     
  5. techrep

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    I got a good feeling about this. !devil12: Shoulder :angel:
     
  6. SParker

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    So far so good for me and my signals are all uniform.
     
  7. techrep

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    I got an even better feeling about that! !devil12: Shoulder :angel:
     
  8. dcrews

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    Well they came out yesterday and replaced my hr20, and it's still doing it, but it was kinda rainy out yesterday.

    We'll see what happens tonight when I get home...
     
  9. techrep

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    "Psssst," look at post #104. Your results could be similar. ;)
     
  10. Skins Fan

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    One whole day and the AT-9 swap to the slimline is working for me.:D

    It is raining here now and everything is solid.
     
  11. techrep

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    "Pssst" dcrews,

    Or like this one.
     
  12. dcrews

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    well that'd be nice if they actually replaced the dish like I asked them to..

    instead they just replaced the hr20
     
  13. techrep

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    Ask (call D*) them again. Tell them that you are sure and be persistent. Make sure that the dish is listed on the workorder.
     
  14. dcrews

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    I'm on the phone on hold as we speak..

    ooh it's ringing...
     
  15. dcrews

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    appointment set for Thurs. for replacement of LNB and re-align..

    *crosses fingers*
     
  16. techrep

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    The odds are in your favor and it is the only way to know for sure.
     
  17. Skins Fan

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    You will be so happy you will think the mast is the LNB arm. I will put money on your problems being fixed with the new dish. Oh, if you can, be there when they install your dish and make sure they check that the mast "plumb" or level. Just don't take it for granted. I call it "being on the bubble". Normally they will just come and take the old dish off and slide the new dish on the mast without checking. Let us know how you make out.:D
     
  18. dcrews

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    I had them put on the work order to re-check alignment.. And yes, I'll be there :)
     
  19. Skins Fan

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    That statement was just a poor "in house" joke for techrep's enjoyment. Just ignore me, I'm just overly excited about my new dish and stable TV.:grin:
     
  20. dcrews

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    Update:

    Tech just left, and he replaced the LNB and switch.. And he re-peaked the dish.

    So far, so good..
     
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