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Signal Strength and 771

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by islesfan, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. islesfan

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    I have noticed that both of my DVRs (HR20 and HR21) are giving me a flashing "searching for signal" message on ESPN2 and only on ESPN2. When I run the system test, it tells me that my dish may need reaiming. When I test the signal meters, however, all are fine except for 99C. On that one, both tuners show as 80%, then tuner one drops off (acquiring signal) for a second, then it jumps back to 80% and tuner two drops off for a second.

    The upshot is that ESPN2 is unwatchable, but everything else is perfect. I am considering climbing up to mess with the dish, but I don't want to do that if the problem could be eleswhere.

    What should I do (bearing in mind that the MLL Championship is this weekend and I really need ESPN2!)?
     
  2. JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

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    Same here and also on CBS and ABC
     
  3. islesfan

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    OK, so I won't climb up there just yet.

    I've never seen the meters go from 80 to 0 to 80 to 0 like that, and the way it cycles from tuner 1 to tuner 2 was worrying me.

    ABC and CBS are fine here, but the ESPN2 thing is weird. Could it be a problem at the source?
     
  4. JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

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    Im getting the same thing it just started for me how is your ABC and CBS
     
  5. islesfan

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    My ABC and CBS are different sources (Reno). Do you know of another channel that comes in on the same satellite as ESPN2? Are you getting the same signal meter results?
     
  6. bww

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    I am in so cal and it is bad here on 209 and also tennis channel 217 that is unwatchable. SD is not breaking up like the HD channels. Every signal strength I have is in the 80s and 90s and the breakup is the same on 3 different dvrs.
    I called Directv about the tennis channel and they looked at a set there (they were in Oregon) and said there was "slight" breakup but he would report my problem.
     
  7. laffingeys

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    I'm having problems on Tennis Channel too .... my signal strengths on 99c are low to mid 80's - only noticed it the past two days - (yesterday only happed once or twice - today is terrible) not sure if it's my end or their end.
     
  8. JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

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    No it just is those 3 channels so far
     
  9. islesfan

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    Are you getting any searching for signal errors?

    I have the same thing happening on 217 too.

    My neighbor is having no problems with 209 (she doesn't get 217).
     
  10. mexican-bum

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    I am having the same problem on all my DVR's. Seems a bit early for solar fade
     
  11. JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

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    217 Tennis chanel also
     
  12. JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

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    Im pretty sure it is not your end
     
  13. JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

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    Everything is working now
     
  14. islesfan

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    Yep all back to normal. I just panicked since the Lizards are in the playoffs this weekend and I didn't want to have to watch online. (actually the LI v. Denver game isn't televised this year, but I'm assuming they'll take care of the Outlaws on Saturday and I'll see them play Boston on Sunday)
     
  15. Tallgntlmn

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    I am a little late to the party. Geeze, it's come to me now. My HR22 has this intermittent 771 on every HD channel I have watched.

    Last night, trying to watch Favre, on a recording of Ice Road Truckers, ESPN, ABC, Fox. Saw it this evening on WB. During the football game tonight, it was happening. I looked up the transponder of my locals and watched it. It goes 81-0, 0-81 over and over and then sits on 81 for a while. It's the highest number I have in my sats other than on the 101.

    Did it just fix itself or did you guys do something? I think I am going to power the HR22 off all night and see if that does anything. I have a truck scheduled because my signal levels are awful and this needs to be fixed before football starts. But if I could somehow blame my HR22 and get an HR24 out of it, I will. Heh.
     

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