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Son took receiver and changed satellite settings

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by rjhseven, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. rjhseven

    rjhseven Cool Member

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    And now it is set to single tuner and 17 slimline 3. Will not allow me to change to slimline 5 as per my other 2 receivers. The only thing it allows me to change in repeat satellite setup is from single to dual tuners. Then get error message. Have single coax to all receivers.

    Trying to save an hour call to Directv.
     
  2. studechip

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    Have you tried a hard reboot, unplugging it for a few minutes?
     
  3. rjhseven

    rjhseven Cool Member

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    Yea. Did a reboot.
     
  4. studechip

    studechip Godfather

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    Did you unplug it though, not just a red button reboot?
     
  5. rjhseven

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    Yea. Very familiar with these receivers.
     
  6. samrs

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    When your in setup go to the signal strength and cycle through the various satillites. The 110 and 119 will show up. Select done and it should auto detect the correct LNB.
     
  7. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    By chance was it changed from SWM to legacy (or vice-versa)? Make sure the proper type of technology is selected in sat setup.
     
  8. rjhseven

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    Did that. Now showing both tuners recording but only satellites 99,101, 103 and SVM show up on signal meters. What am I missing by not having 110 and 119?

    Any clue as what I should do?
     
  9. Go Beavs

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    There's nothing on 110 you need. 119 has some sonic tap and spanish channels and some SD locals. I'm not sure if you need any of those.

    What kind of dish do you have? Does it have 1 feedhorn or 3?
     
  10. rjhseven

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    Do you mean LNB's? I have 3.
     
  11. Go Beavs

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    Does it still give you an error message? If so, what does it say?
     
  12. carl6

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    Lnb's maybe the EYE's have it - one-Eye =3 (99.101.103) Three Eye = 5 (99.101.103) (110) (119) :)
     
  14. HoTat2

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    I've actually struggled over the years coming up with a short but technically accurate physical description for the SL-3 & 5 LNB.

    As its really as much as (for the SL-5 anyway) two LNB feed horns for Ku 110 and 119 and one main feed horn "housing" which actually contains three separate feed horns for Ku 101, Ka 99 and 103.
     
  15. rjhseven

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    No, showing SVM in multiswitch setting, Best way for me to describe dish is: says Slimline 5-one prong pointing towards dish and one large oval on end of prong with smaller ovals on either side. Other 2 main tvs are showing sat 110 and 119 in signal meters
     
  16. Go Beavs

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    Hmm, this is a weird problem.

    The only other thing I can think of at the moment is to shut it down, remove the sat cable, and start it back up. It will hang on the satellite info screens but you should be able to hit SELECT or MENU and get into the menus where you can re-do the sat setup. Maybe that'll do the trick.

    You could always live with too it if you're not missing any channels you care about...
     
  17. rjhseven

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    Got Directv coming out. No whole home, captions even though they are showing as set on this receiver. maybe going bad. Had those before I changed it to dual tuner. Error message on system test is 43-76-226 (snow, interference, etc).
     
  18. Go Beavs

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    Doesn't sound good... Could be the receiver, cable, or... ??

    Let us know what they find!
     
  19. Datagg

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    No one has said it yet, but it needs to be spoken. Don't let your son use the Tuner ever again. LoL --Good luck on the repairs
     
  20. gov

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    I do quite a few service calls caused by kids and grandkids. Usually they connect a video game to granny's TV and either don't connect her satellite back up correctly, or she doesn't know how to select a different input.

    I almost invariably advise grandparents that if the kiddlings are connecting video games to their TV sets, they aren't there to visit you anyhow, and they might as well be sent on their way.

    I'd concur about the OP not letting the kid near the TV or satellite again.
     

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