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Not getting all satellites

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by hasema, May 3, 2010.

  1. May 3, 2010 #1 of 12
    hasema

    hasema New Member

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    I just set up my SWM and can not get all the satellites. Do I need to fine tune the pointing or what? I get most of the channels but not locals. I do not have a signal meter.

    101 - 96%
    110 - 0%
    119 - 0%
    99c - 89%
    99s - 86%
    103s - 0%
    103ca - 0%
    103cb - 88%
    SWM 100%

    Any advice is appreciated.
     
  2. May 3, 2010 #2 of 12
    matt

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    Do you mean you put a dish up or swapped the LNB?

    Are your azimuth, elevation, and tilt correct? Check them on www.dishpointer.com .
     
  3. May 3, 2010 #3 of 12
    matt

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    Oh, and did you use a 3 LNB or a 5 LNB? It almost seems like your receiver is set up for 5 and you put up 3.
     
  4. May 3, 2010 #4 of 12
    Doug Brott

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    Looks like a 3-LNB setup for HD meaning you won't bet getting anything from 110 or 119. In addition, 103(ca) is a Sat that is not yet in position .. It's on the move and will be there in a few weeks, so until then it will show up as 0% as you've noted here.
     
  5. May 3, 2010 #5 of 12
    litzdog911

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    It takes a bit more effort than just pointing the dish in the proper general direction. Check out the installation instructions and videos for your dish here ....
    http://www.solidsignal.com/p/?p=2709&d=directv-dish-antenna-types&mc=02

    And DirecTV will gladly send a service tech to take care of it for you for ~$50.
     
  6. May 3, 2010 #6 of 12
    hasema

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    When I check the receiver it gives me conflicting data.

    On System info it shows that my dish is a Slimline - 5s (SWM)
    On satellite setup it shows Slimline - 3s (SWM)

    The LNB is a SL3SPIG-P, 99/101/103 W Reception
     
  7. May 3, 2010 #7 of 12
    hasema

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    The only channels that seem to be missing are channels 3 to 40, the locals. I had the SWM set up in South Dakota and received loals, I am now in Florida.
     
  8. May 3, 2010 #8 of 12
    matt

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    I think you have to run through the setup for it to actually change. It needs to be on Slimline 3 with SWM for the LNB you have. Run through the setup again. You will get a bunch of errors if it is still set up for the 5 LNB.

    If you just moved, you could just take the thing down and call the movers connection and it should be free.
     
  9. May 3, 2010 #9 of 12
    bixler

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    Did you have Direct TV change your service address? Maybe you aren't getting locals because Direct TV thinks you are still in South Dakota and that spot beam won't reach to Florida.
     
  10. hasema

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    The service address is actually in Mississippi. I work construction and travel a lot, with my home base located in MS. I would like to keep the locals there.

    Will I have to get a SL5-SWM in order to get locals or is it all based on geographic location and I am just S-O-L?

    If I understand correctly the satellites have the following programming:

    99 - HD locals
    103 - HD local and 'New' HD
    101 - SD national and local
    119 - SD national and local
    110 - HD national

    Is there a national network channel that I can recieve prime time programming on? Shows like NCIS, Chuck, Lost, etc...
     
  11. matt

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    Locals are on spot beams, and those are geographic.

    "I hear" that the spot beams spread kinda far, but I doubt they will reach that far.

    Maybe you could set up your account like an RV account and get DNS waivers?
     
  12. Doug Brott

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    Also, getting locals that aren't available in the geographic area where you are physically located is against the DIRECTV terms of service. As such, we do not allow this type of discussion here @ DBSTalk.com. If you need help getting your Florida locals, that is OK, but Mississippi locals in Florida .. This is not OK.
     

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