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New HR34 Some Sonic Tap Lost

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by sammib, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Oct 1, 2012 #1 of 12
    sammib

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    Got a new HR34 last Tues and since then no 807,852,855 and others. Still have the same pkg as with the HR20 it replaced.The "All Channels" guide doesn't list them at all. Called D* and went through all the usual bs. Reset, do this, do that, blah blah blah. After a half an hour then he said to do a reprogram of the box. I hung up. Can any other owners of an HR34 verify this. Otherwise any comments or suggestions? I'm all ears.
     
  2. Oct 1, 2012 #2 of 12
    sigma1914

    sigma1914 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Did you get a new SWM 3-LNB installed?
     
  3. Oct 1, 2012 #3 of 12
    Stuart Sweet

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    Look at the front of the dish. If it is the size and shape of a closed fist, it's an Slimline-3. If it's wide like the DBSTALK logo that's an Slimline-5.

    Then, press and hold {INFO} using the DIRECTV-supplied remote. Scroll down to "More System Info" and press {SELECT.} Scroll down until you see the dish type. Does it match what you have?

    If you have the Slimline-5 but the dish type is Slimline-3, there's your problem. {MENU}>Settings&Help>Settings>Satellite then repeat Satellite Dish setup and set it properly.

    Several Sonic Tap channels are on a satellite only visible to the Slimline-5 dish.
     
  4. Oct 1, 2012 #4 of 12
    JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

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    Can you add them to a favorite list?

    Im seeing them.
     
  5. Oct 1, 2012 #5 of 12
    Drucifer

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    They're not on my Genie either.
     
  6. Oct 1, 2012 #6 of 12
    harsh

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    These Sonic Tap channels (and 14 others) are all at 119W. It seems that they're moving them to 101W slowly as there were once as many as 31 Sonic Tap channels at 119W.
     
  7. Oct 1, 2012 #7 of 12
    dpeters11

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    Of course all the tips to check the setup are right, but generally, if you have 8 tuners or less, the standard install for the HR34 is a 3 LNB SWM setup, which doesn't work with 119 as previously stated.
     
  8. Oct 2, 2012 #8 of 12
    sammib

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    My dish info says Slimline 3S-(SWM). So I assume that I can't get those channels. That's strange because I used to get them before using that same dish. Thanks to all the guys that responded.
     
  9. Oct 2, 2012 #9 of 12
    Stuart Sweet

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    What does the dish look like? Does it have the wide LNB seen on the DBSTalk logo?
     
  10. dpeters11

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    They generally don't replace the dish, they just replace the LNB, the part that points towards the reflector. You probably used to have one with three heads.
     
  11. sammib

    sammib AllStar

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    Does not have the wide LNB.
     
  12. sammib

    sammib AllStar

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    That is correct. They did not replace the dish.
     

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