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need some help. transponder

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by scottmiller, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. Nov 9, 2013 #1 of 11
    scottmiller

    scottmiller New Member

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    Guys, very new to the forum, but I need some assistance with my dish alignment. I have had direct for a really long time and I just this week, got the hd receiver and swm lnb antenna. The folks at the store didnt act like lining it up would be a problem, since I set up my previous antenna. on sat 101, i have 100 % signal but sporatic transponder numbers 100,0,0,0,0,53,0,100. (9) 0,0,0,0,57,0,99,0. (17) 0,0,0,0,0,99,0,0. you get the point. sat 119 100% 11 numbers 100 and 10 zeros. sat 110 100% 3 numbers 100,0,0. 103 and 99c not acquired. Im really not having any luck, getting any results and need advice. any would help...
     
  2. Nov 9, 2013 #2 of 11
    litzdog911

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    Exactly how is your HD Receiver connected to the SWM dish? Do you have the proper SWM Power Inserter? What model Receiver?
     
  3. Nov 9, 2013 #3 of 11
    scottmiller

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    h24-200. power inserter 121r2-16. hooked from wall to power to swm and out ird to receiver.
     
  4. Nov 9, 2013 #4 of 11
    bpratt

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    Some transponders are spot beams so when you get numbers in the 50s it is usually because you are on the edge of a spot beam. Spot beams will also give you zeros if you are outside the spot beam. In Salt Lake City, Utah, I get 4 transponders of 0 on 101, 4 on 119, all 16 are 0 on 99s, all 14 are 0 on 103s, 103ca and 103cb give me readings in the mid 80s, and SWM shows 9 transponders with 5 zero.

    With a SWM dish, you need to remove the B-Band converters and only run a single coax to you receiver.
     
  5. Nov 9, 2013 #5 of 11
    peds48

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    Are you sure you have a SWM LNB? how many outputs on the LNB?
     
  6. Nov 9, 2013 #6 of 11
    scottmiller

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    guys, after almost 24 hr, messing with it, i figured out the problem. seems every time the system asked me to interrupt the guide download, to align the antenna, i, of course, said yes?? well, needless to say, when i did give up and let it download, low and behold, everything worked perfectly and the antenna had been aligned properly, the whole time.... I will now say, thank you for your replies and proudly accept the "dumdum" award, for the very near future...
     
  7. litzdog911

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    Glad to hear you figured it out. Enjoy!
     
  8. Feb 8, 2014 #8 of 11
    scottmiller

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    New problem guys.. I'm trying to troubleshoot it, but thought I would ask for some input. My direct hd has been working, flawlessly, until last Sunday. Searching for signal, 771. I ran a diagnostic test and it failed. The code showed 42-142. So I thought since I still had my old dish up there, that I would hook it to the receiver and maybe that would work. Same code. I'm going to try a different hd receiver, next wknd, but I'm thinking it's a antenna issue. What are y'all's thoughts and ideas?? I never realized how much I watch tv, until it's not working!!


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  9. Feb 8, 2014 #9 of 11
    peds48

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    Are you still getting the same signal readings as you posted on the OP?
     
  10. scottmiller

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    I believe those we're all fixed with the last problem. It won't download sat data at this point, just search for signal.


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  11. scottmiller

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    If there is a specific sat numbers you need, let me know and I can type them in.


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