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WNS Multiswitch, and BBC Test

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by wakajawaka, Aug 6, 2007.

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  1. wakajawaka

    wakajawaka Godfather

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    I was in my crawl space yesterday and noticed that my Multiswitch is a WNS brand, not the Zinwell. However I pass the BBC test on channel 499. I'm assuming I'm going to have problems receiveing the new HD content when it arrives. Am I right?
     
  2. HDTVsportsfan

    HDTVsportsfan New Member

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    Here is a link. Look at the bottom of the page.
    I don't think this will work in the near future. I will continue to look around. The specs only refer to the 3-LNB. I can't read any of the frequency ranges on the label.

    http://www.wneweb.com/Satcom/satcom1.htm#bottom
     
  3. wakajawaka

    wakajawaka Godfather

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    Yep , thats the one, I originally had the Phase III dish and then when I ordered my HR20 they put up the AT9, but didn't change the multiswitch. Just wondering why the BBC test passed? What exactly is the BBC test doing?
     
  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    "passing the test" only means it is installed and can't get a signal at this time, since there is no signal there. It really doesn't mean the switch is passing anything.
    To date, I've only heard of the Zinwell WB68 & WB616 working for the 5LNB system.
     
  5. wakajawaka

    wakajawaka Godfather

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    Where's the cheapest place I can get a WB68? I would call DTV, but I don't really have an issue right now, and I want to be ready when the new sat goes live.
     
  6. HDTVsportsfan

    HDTVsportsfan New Member

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    I would try solidsignal.com

    They seem to be reputable and are a D* authorized dealer.
     
  7. Munkey

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    I had the wrong multiswitch also. I just called them and told them I need the new one so I'd be ready when the new channels were turned on. I had no other problems at the time either. They sent someone out and installed the WB68 free of charge. Might give it.
     
  8. tgater

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    I would call D*, should at least send you one free of charge. I would be shure to let them know that this should have been done at the time of the upgrade.
     
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