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Upgrade to H24 from H20, HD issues now

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by armoks, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. armoks

    armoks New Member

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    Ok guys a little history, I have a AT9 5 lnb dish on a new upgraded H24 receiver. I've also put a new BBC on it because the old one when bumped would loose signal. Now I only receive half of my HD channels. I only have one of the cheap "Satellite finder" when plugged in the 119,110,101 satellites get 97% signal with the 99, 103 get 0% when I switch it back to just a barrel out by the dish it picks up 99, 103 and 101 at around 97% with no signal on the 119 and 110.

    Now is this an alignment issue, BBC, or Dish issue?
     
  2. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

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    Did you choose the Slimline 5 as your dish in Setup ? I believe it is the one to use in place of the AT9.
     
  3. armoks

    armoks New Member

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    Yep Slimline-5 and Mulitiswich, there is only one receiver in the house and the line runs directly from the LNB to a barrel conector to the BBC to the receiver.
     
  4. sigma1914

    sigma1914 DIRECTV A-Team

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    I'm old and forgetful, but isn't there no need for a BBC on 24s?
     
  5. jdspencer

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    I believe the BBC is required for the H24. It's the H23 that doesn't need it.
     
  6. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team

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    The H24 needs BBC when is NOT used in SWM
     
  7. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

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    Yes, the H24 requires it unless you have a SWM LNB.

    I had an H23 and a HR23 and they had the BBC built into them.
     
  8. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team

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    to clarify and use the right terms, the HR23 does not have "built in" BBCs, but rather have wide band tuners.
     
  9. armoks

    armoks New Member

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    When I run a system test I get a diagnostic code of 42-189, now with the 97% on either side but with the sat finder attached or not, it doesn't seem like an alignment problem, and I switched back to the old bbc and get the same results. Looks like I need to call Directv and see if they will replace the dish, is that covered under the protection plan? In the 110 LNB there is visible water droplets inside of it through the lens GRRR!
     
  10. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team

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    water inside the LNB is certainly not a good thing. Yes this would be covered un under the PP
     
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