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Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by jdhoward, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. jdhoward

    jdhoward Cool Member

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    Hello,
    I have a VIP 612 receiver fed through a separator by a single cable.
    I have 2 cables available from the Dish.
    What would happen I removed the separator and connected a separate cable to each of the two connections on the receiver?
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Nothing. It will works as before. Just in case - run switch matrix check to accommodate the change and be sure all signals coming OK.

    About the separator: it's special type - it's 'separating' different signals to outputs: one is 'high' band, other output is 'low' band when these comes from DPP switch or LNBF.
     
  3. jdhoward

    jdhoward Cool Member

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    Thanks,
    I could not get a straight answer from Dish.
    I ask because have had 3 receivers all freeze frequently. It seems strange too me that 3 could fail so easily so I thought i will remove the separator to see if it might make a difference.
     
  4. Ray C@DISH Network

    Ray C@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    Is the freezing occurring on a certain channel or all channels? If you have 3 receivers all doing the same thing, there is a problem from the dish to the receivers. You may have a switch for the 3 receivers, so the switch may be going bad, the cable or connector from the dish may be bad, or possibly the LNB. Have you run a check switch test? Please let me know. Thanks..

     
  5. jdhoward

    jdhoward Cool Member

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    Hi,
    The freezing happens on all channels, and once when watching a recorded on DVR program.
    2 Dish technicians failed to keep appointments, so I hired a local IT installer to check the instillation.
    All cables are correct, no problems. All cables to the TV are new. Happens on any of 3 HDMI inputs and Comp cable.
    I have run the check switch numerous times.
    One thought though.
    Before I got a DVR I kept a VCR connected parallel to the TV. Out of habit I have continued; the VCR is connected to the coax output from the Receiver. Could this be a problem?
    Curioser and curioser, I tried to turn on the receiver a while ago after turning it off last night. Nothing happened no lights, nothing, I figured the remote batteries were dead, so I pushed the power button on the receiver, nothing, I pushed and held to reset, nothing. I unplugged from the wall, replugged and it powered up.
    Thanks
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Your VCR are not affecting this; you should post signal values from all sats and all tpns here to continue meaningful discussion.
    61.5W:
    1: 44
    2: 66
    ....
    72.7W:
    1: 77
    3: 33
    ...
    77W:
    1: 44
    2: 44
    ....
     
  7. jdhoward

    jdhoward Cool Member

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    I haven't a clue what you are talking about.
    If you can explain I'm good at following clear instructions
    Thanks
     
  8. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Go to Menu .... select Install dish, you'll see a screen where you can change sat by name and transponders by a number, on bottom horizontal line get signal level (scale 0-125).
     
  9. Apr 1, 2012 #9 of 16
    jdhoward

    jdhoward Cool Member

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    OK I hope this is correct.
    Sat 110 shows 57
    Sat 119 77
    Sat 129 Starts at 0 goes to 30 back to 0 then the Transponder(10) column changes to Spotbeam and the signal goes to 66 and stays that way.
    Thanks again.
     
  10. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    You got right spot !

    Now, if you will post reading signal level for each transponder/spotbeam on each satellite. As I sampled above in post#6.
    Give a minute on each tpn to settle acquiring system info - be sure, at bottom, you will see sat name taken from sat.

    Bad setup will show bouncing signal (0 to 30 and back) while you monitoring it more then one minute.
     
  11. Grantmobile

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    Do you have your 612 connected to broadband?
    If you do, try disconnecting the internet cable and see if the 612 behaves itself.
    My 612 keeps freezing and rebooting when broadband connected, otherwise it works perfectly for weeks at a time.
     
  12. jdhoward

    jdhoward Cool Member

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    P Smith here you go.

    tpn 110 119 129
    01 52 61 na
    02 55 58 7 (notlocked na)
    03 51 na na
    04 48 na na
    05 55 na na
    06 57 76 na
    07 46 58 na
    08 58 70 45
    09 55 62 na
    10 53 70 66
    11 58 65 37
    12 52(na) 80 na
    13 52 66 na
    14 57 71 na
    15 58 76 na
    16 57 79 na
    17 47 65 51
    18 na 76 54
    19 48 77 52
    20 na 77 52
    21 62 78 62
    22 44 x 52
    23 na x 51
    24 57 x 53
    25 na x 50
    26 34 x 52
    27 125 x 56
    28 x x 56
    29 72 x 50
    30 x x 56
    31 27 x 51
    32 x x 57

    Grantmobile:
    No Internet connected
     
  13. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    (na) - not locked

    2/4/09 (in Bay Area, D1000+) and today
    [TABLE]tpn 110 119 129 -> 110 118 119 129
    01 56 - 30 -> 56 39 - 39
    02 57 48 25 -> 62 38 53 7
    03 30 - 34 -> 53 42 - 49
    04 - 46 37 -> - 42 53 5
    05 53 90 40 -> 57 45 47 43
    06 56 47 28 -> 63 43 56 26
    07 43 51 33 -> 50 41 39 52
    08 57 48 36 -> 64 41 52 30
    09 54 - 42 -> 58 42 50 55
    10 39 48 38 -> 60 45 50 33
    11 50 42 40 -> 58 43 48 43
    12 - 50 36 -> - 43 62 30
    13 42 46 x -> 55 45 50 42
    14 55 47 x -> 63 42 49 -
    15 50 46 41 -> 59 43 57 32
    16 59 49 32 -> 64 38 61 52
    17 45 45 33 -> 52 42 50 52
    18 - 47 32 -> - 37 58 54
    19 52 52 33 -> 51 42 57 52
    20 57 46 29 -> 55 45 62 53
    21 58 46 x -> 62 44 60 66
    22 56 x 30 -> 51 45 x 52
    23 57 x 36 -> 57 45 x 53
    24 54 x 30 -> 64 45 x 53
    25 68 x 34 -> 67 43 x 52
    26 63 x 30 -> 62 45 x 53
    27 - x 34 -> - 44 x 53
    28 x x 28 -> x 41 x 53
    29 - x 32 -> - 43 x 55
    30 x x 28 -> x 43 x 52
    31 52 x x -> 45 45 x 55
    32 x x x -> x 42 x 54

    [/TABLE]
     
  14. jdhoward

    jdhoward Cool Member

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    I gather from this that my signal is OK?
     
  15. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I would get these reading from someone who live close to you. Find a member with same dish setup in your vicinity and bring him to the thread with his signals.
     
  16. jdhoward

    jdhoward Cool Member

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    OK.
    Thanks for all the help.
     

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