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Only choice on menu is Signal Strength

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Kevin L, Jul 8, 2007.

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  1. Kevin L

    Kevin L AllStar DBSTalk Club

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    DirecTV installed some HR20s last week at my old address. I'm now temporarily staying in a new address while they finish building my house. I brought the HR20s and HR10s with me and bought a new AU9 Slimline. In this temporary location I'm only going to hook up one HR20 and one HR10 until the house is done so I don't need a multiswitch at this time.

    Here's the problem: On the HR20, the only choice I get on the menu is Signal Strength. I can't get to setup to find the coordinates for my new zip code, 33981. Since I never used the HR20 at the old address except when they activated them, I don't know how to get more choices. Can anyone tell me how to get to the setup menu or give me the aiming coordinates for 33981?

    Thanks,

    Kevin
     
  2. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

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    I am not sure why you cannot get into the setup menu. You may want to reset the receiver to see if the helps.

    But for now go to the link below and it will give you your coordinates. It is from DIRECTV's website.

    http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/customer/dishPointer.jsp?_requestid=271345
     
  3. Kevin L

    Kevin L AllStar DBSTalk Club

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    Hi, Mike.

    Thanks for the link. I checked that, but that's only gives the settings for the round dish. I was looking for the settings for the AU9 5-LNB.

    Thanks,

    Kevin
     
  4. RobertE

    RobertE DIRECTV A-Team

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    For 33981 you have
    Tilt 57
    Elevation 52
    Azimuth 222
     
  5. Kevin L

    Kevin L AllStar DBSTalk Club

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    Thanks, Robert, that's what I needed. Now that it picks up a sat, the other menu choices are there.

    I've gotten 95-100 on four of the sats, but 99 is low. Anyone know the setting to change if 99 is the only one that needs adjustment.

    Thanks,

    Kevin
     
  6. TriggerDeems

    TriggerDeems Godfather

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    Two things:
    1. You might not have any 99 spotbeams in your area, explaining the "problem" (which obviously doesn't exist)

    2. Follow the instructions in video #3 on this link (not exactly for a slimline, but close:
    http://www.solidsignal.com/satellite/at9_install_videos.asp
     
  7. Kevin L

    Kevin L AllStar DBSTalk Club

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    Thanks, Trigger. I think the problem is #1, there aren't any spot beams in my area. Everything else is fine.

    Thanks,

    Kevin
     
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