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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by HDTVFreak07, Dec 5, 2007.

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  1. HDTVFreak07

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    I don't know of an appropriate place to post this question but...

    I've been having trouble with my HR20-700 lately (the past few months). I've got terrible pixaliating (sp?) on this receiver on many MPEG-4 channels while my HR20-100 have been flawless. They're connected to the same multiswitch and same dish. This has been occuring even before I installed the multi-switch (WB16? Not sure which but it is the RIGHT multi-switch that I had inquired on before on here). Does any of you think it is "possible" that it is the coax cable that I might need to replace? Is it the BBC? I'd like to know before I go down into the basement and monkey around with the cables.
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

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    I'm going to move your question to the HR20/HR21 forum, where we can talk about it further.

    My first question would be what are your signal strengths on the problem HR20? Also if you swap the receivers do you have the same problem on the -700 or is the problem the same no matter what DVR is in that same location?
     
  3. MIAMI1683

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    Signal strenghts are important. If they are all above 90 try swap the bbc connectors and post what happens then. Do you have extra bbc connectors?
     
  4. cygnusloop

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    I am going to agree with Stuart, the absolute first thing you need to do is swap the receivers. This will tell you if the problem is the receiver, or the location. Once we know this, we will have a MUCH better idea on how to proceed.

    It would be a good idea to note the signal strengths on both receivers before you swap them, unless they are already 90's or above on both.
     
  5. HDTVFreak07

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    Okay, I will try this later. Right now, I have to work but as soon as I am free, I will try swapping the receivers and see what happens.
     
  6. HDTVFreak07

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    Well, I found the time this morning to figure this out. The only thing I did was tune to FXHD where it was pixeliating (sp?) so bad. I disconnected the Satellite In 2 to see what happens and picture was so much better. Then I started tuning to other HD channels (mainly the Starz channels where I've had trouble a lot) with the cable still disconnected. I replaced the BBC to see what happens, reconnected the cable, started changing channels and now it's better. I checked the Active button because I've had trouble with it before but now it is much better. So, it must be the bad BBC. I kept on changing HD channels almost all over and it's working a lot better now. I'm thinking about ordering some more BBC's just in case the other ones will go bad. Thanks for your help, though.
     
  7. Stuart Sweet

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    If you order them, DIRECTV has been pretty good about sending them. I'd order them as a just in case thing.
     
  8. Soulweeper

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    Yeah, I called last week, just so I'd have spares, and they were on my doorstep via Fedex in 2 days!
     
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