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Pixelation and 771

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Fuzzybear, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. Fuzzybear

    Fuzzybear Legend

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    I will ask this another way, I checked all connections between dish and multiswitch and rebooted all receivers. I can get 552/556 but it is occasional pixelation and channel 103 (3D) is the same pixelation coming in and out.

    I don't know whether a call out from D* is warranted or if I need a new receiver, multiswitch or LNB? Receiver is new from Solid Signal HR 24-500
    :confused:
     
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    Mill Creek, WA
    Please post back with your signal readings for each satellite's transponders (and both tuners if applicable). You'll find these readings under "Menu" -> "Setup" -> "System Setup" -> Satellite -> "View Signal Strength". Note the "+" and "-" symbols next to the "Satellite" and "Tuner" entries where you can toggle the readings between the various satellites and both DVR tuners.

    Fill in your readings for each satellite and tuner using these examples. A properly aligned dish will show 80-90s on most of the relevant transponders (although some will be low or zero):


    Satellite transponders (32 total at 101º)
    [Most of your standard definition channels are beamed from 101ºW]
    1-8 # # # # # # # #
    9-16 # # # # # # # #
    17-24 # # # # # # # #
    25-32 # # # # # # # #

    Satellite transponders (3 total at 110º)
    [Not present with Slimline3 dish. No channels are currently beamed from this satellite]
    1-8 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA #
    9-16 NA # NA # NA NA NA NA

    Satellite transponders (11 total at 119º)
    [Not present with Slimline 3 dish. Local SD channels for some cities, Spanish package]
    17-24 NA NA NA NA NA # # #
    25-32 # # # # # # # #

    Satellite transponders (16 total at 99º(s)) [or 99º(b)]
    [Local HD channels for some cities]
    1-8 # # # # # # NA NA
    9-16 NA NA NA NA NA NA # #
    17-24 # # # # # # # #
    [Note: these can be very slow to appear]

    Satellite transponders (14 total at 99º(c)) [or 99º(a)]
    [National HD channels]
    1-8 # # # # # # # #
    9-16 # # # # # # NA NA
    [Note, these can be very slow to appear]

    Satellite transponders (16 total at 103º(s)) [or 103º(a)]
    [Local HD channels for some cities]
    1-8 # # # # # # NA NA
    9-16 NA NA NA NA NA NA # #
    17-24 # # # # # # # #
    [Note, these can be very slow to appear]

    Satellite transponders (16 total at 103º(ca))
    [National HD channels beamed from D12 satellite]
    1-8 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
    9-16 # # # # # # # #
    17-24 # # # # # # # #

    Satellite transponders (14 total at 103º(cb)) [or 103º(b)]
    [National HD channels beamed from D10 satellite]
    1-8 # # # # # # # #
    9-16 # # # # # # NA NA
    17-24 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

    Satellite transponders (9 total at SWM)
    [You'll only see this if you have a Single Wire Multiswitch (SWM) dish]
    1-8 # # # # # # # #
    9-16 # NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
     
  3. Fuzzybear

    Fuzzybear Legend

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    Dec 29, 2006
    # Represents (NA)


    Satellite (101) Tuner 1

    (1-8) 95 94 95 0 95 98 94 95
    (9-16) 95 95 94 0 95 99 95 95
    (17-24) 94 97 94 0 95 99 95 99
    (25-32) 92 100 94 77 95 98 89 98

    (Satellite 101) Tuner 2

    (1-8) 95 95 95 0 95 98 95 99
    (9-16) 95 96 95 0 95 99 95 99
    (17-24) 95 97 94 0 95 98 95 99
    (25-32) 95 100 93 78 95 98 99 99

    (Satellite 110) Tuner 1

    (1-8) # # # # # # # 89
    (9-16) # 92 # 92 # # # #
    (17-24) # # # # # # # #
    (25-32) # # # # # # # #

    (Satellite 110) Tuner 2

    (1-8) # # # # # # # 90
    (9-16) # 92 # 92 # # # #
    (17-24) # # # # # # # #
    (25-32) # # # # # # # #

    (Satellite 119) Tuner1

    (1-8) # # # # # # # #
    (9-16) # # # # # # # #
    (17-24) # # # # # 96 0 97
    )25-32) 98 96 96 95 95 97 73 98

    (Satellite 119) Tuner 2

    (1-8) # # # # # # # #
    (9-16) # # # # # # # #
    (17-24) # # # # # # 95 0 95
    (25-32) 98 96 96 95 95 96 62 97

    (Satellite 99(c) Tuner 1

    (1-8) 87 77 83 73 86 74 83 68
    (9-16) 86 74 86 69 89 75 # #
    (17-24) # # # # # # # #
    (25-32) # # # # # # # #

    (Satellite 99(c) Tuner 2

    (1-8) 86 77 82 73 86 75 84 69
    (9-16) 86 74 83 70 86 75 # #
    (17-24) # # # # # # # #
    (25-32) # # # # # # # #

    (Satellite 99(s) Tuner 1

    (1-8) 93 0 85 0 91 0 # #
    (9-16) # # # # # # 95 92
    (17-24) 85 86 95 94 0 0 95 76
    (25-32) # # # # # # # #

    (Satellite 99(s) Tuner 2

    (1-8) 93 0 85 0 91 0 # #
    (9-16) # # # # # # 95 93
    (17-24) 85 86 95 94 0 0 95 76
    (25-32) # # # # # # # #

    (Satellite 103(s) Tuner 1)

    (1-8) 0 67 95 0 0 0 # #
    (9-16) # # # # # # 0 96
    (17-24) 0 92 96 96 0 0 29 0
    (25-32) # # # # # # # #

    (Satellite 103(s) Tuner 2)

    (1-8) 0 67 96 0 0 0 # #
    (9-16) # # # # # # 0 95
    (17-24) 0 93 96 96 0 0 29 0
    (25-32) # # # # # # # #

    (Satellite 103(ca) Tuner1)

    (1-8) # # # # # # # #
    (9-16) 83 42 82 38 82 28 88 0
    (17-24) 88 0 83 0 86 0 82 0
    (25-32) # # # # # # # #

    (Satellite 103(ca) Tuner 2)

    (1-8) # # # # # # # #
    (9-16) 83 43 83 38 82 29 88 0
    (17-24) 88 0 83 0 88 0 82 0
    (25-32) # # # # # # # #

    (Satellite 103(cb) Tuner 1)

    (1-8) 85 78 85 79 84 78 86 78
    (9-16) 86 77 88 78 85 89 # #
    (17-24) # # # # # # # #
    (25-32) # # # # # # # #

    (Satellite 103(cb) Tuner 2)

    (1-8) 85 77 82 77 84 86 78 86
    (9-16) 86 78 86 78 88 77 # #
    (17-24) # # # # # # # #
    (25-32) # # # # # # # #

    No SWM
     
  4. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    You've got some issues, especially with the 103º(ca) satellite readings. Note that the even-numbered transponder readings are very low or zero. Also, your other HD satellite readings are too low. They should be mostly up in the high 80-90s.

    This could be an alignment problem, defective LNB, or something else. Best to call DirecTV and request a service visit. It's free if you have their Equipment Protection Plan, or within 90-days of installation. Otherwise ~$50.
     
  5. Fuzzybear

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    Thanks
     

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