I'm adding a VIP222 and dish installer came out yesterday to set everything up. He decided to use a DPP44 switch rather than change the dish since I'm maxed on this one with 2 dual tuners. He says he had to replace the 110 lnb to do this, and when he was finished, none of the receivers are getting anything from 110. Check switch fails on that lnb. He tried changing LNB, the dpp44, multiple swaps of each, to no avail. He says he's got signal for all 3 at the dpp44, but none of the TVs get 110. Waiting for his supervisor to come back now to check out.
- Was it necessary to replace the 110 lnb? This was less than a year old as all lnbs were replaced by dish earlier this year.
- Any ideas on what could cause this? Doesn't seem likely that all the dpp44 switches he had were faulty
Overall I'm pretty disappointed in this install. I know dish doesn't supply cables, but this is the first install I've done where installer didn't supply it. Not only that, he offered to sell me an HDMI cable for $20. Also, I thought that install included one "thru wall" location. He thought he might have to punch a hole from my attic to a dist panel below and said it would be an extra $80 (turns out he didn't need to do this).
I called dish this morning to see when they are coming back, and they tell me the installer closed the work order (even though I didn't sign anything when he left). As it stands now, his supervisor won't be back till tomorrow to finish up.
Anyway, I've had nothing but good experiences on prior installs, so I guess the odds were against me on this one.
Finally, the dist panel in my house is a crappy little hole in the wall, so this dpp44 pretty much won't fit. It is currently laying on a shelf in the closet where the panel is located. I'm going to look at enlarging it over the holidays, so wondering if anybody can point me to a web site with parts and/or ideas for this.
TIA and Merry Christmas to all.