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#1 OFFLINE   Grentz

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 11:30 PM

As we all know posting signal strengths is usually the core of most troubleshooting, but following the right layout can be a bit of a pain. I had this idea to try and simplify posting your signal strengths and have finally gone ahead and put it into functioning order.

So, I have created the Directv Satellite Signal Strength Collector that has a text box layout you fill in, then hit submit and it provides you with a text layout filled in with the strengths you entered that you can copy and paste onto the forum here!

Tip: Use the Tab key to move from one field to the next without having to use the mouse. You can tab through all the fields ;)

To access this tool, go to http://signal.dvrdns.org


It looks simple, but I did spend quite a bit of time making it. So let me know what you think!

Edited by Grentz, 25 November 2009 - 06:06 PM.

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#2 OFFLINE   waynebtx

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 11:37 PM

Looks great

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 11:47 PM

Thanks Grentz!
This will be helpful for everybody from time to time. Great idea

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 12:02 AM

Looks great, but some comments/issues.
Based on using it with my HR21-200 (connected via SWM8 to Slimline 5-LNB)
1. 99s and 99c were reversed. On my HR, 99c comes first, then 99s.
2. 99c I have 2 transponders you don't allow for, 13 and 14.
3. 103c You allow for 2 transponders I don't have, 17 and 22.
4. You might want to indicate that 99s and 103s are very slow to appear.
5. Would it be worth adding the SWM fields? (1-9, rest n/a)

Would you object if I (and others) reference your tool on the DirecTV forums?

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 12:09 AM

Looks great, but some comments/issues.
Based on using it with my HR21-200 (connected via SWM8 to Slimline 5-LNB)
1. 99s and 99c were reversed. On my HR, 99c comes first, then 99s.
2. 99c I have 2 transponders you don't allow for, 13 and 14.
3. 103c You allow for 2 transponders I don't have, 17 and 22.
4. You might want to indicate that 99s and 103s are very slow to appear.
5. Would it be worth adding the SWM fields? (1-9, rest n/a)

Would you object if I (and others) reference your tool on the DirecTV forums?

Carl


Thanks for the feedback. I based it on one of the templates someone else had posted, so I will work on fixing those errors you mentioned. I might pull up my readings as well and look at what is there.

Please do reference it, that is what it is for. ;)

EDIT: I have updated the URL to http://signal.dvrdns.org/ Please use this one instead as it allows me to change the actual location if need be without having to change the URL you guys link to (it is on a free hosting service right now so as not to tie up any resources on my other webserver).

Edited by Grentz, 09 February 2009 - 12:15 AM.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 05:30 AM

What about signals for 95. :lol:
Nice work & very helpful.
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 07:24 AM

Tried it here are my readings!:D
Great tool
taken from the newest receiver an H21-100

Satellite transponders (32 total at 101º)
1-8 96 95 95 100 95 100 95 100
9-16 95 100 94 100 95 100 94 98
17-24 95 100 95 100 95 100 93 95
25-32 95 100 95 100 95 100 93 95

Satellite transponders (3 total at 110º)
1-8 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 96
9-16 NA 93 NA 97 NA NA NA NA

Satellite transponders (11 total at 119º)
17-24 NA NA NA NA NA 98 100 93
25-32 93 95 95 100 93 95 98 95

Satellite transponders (6 total at 99º(s or B))
1-8 0 0 0 88 100 51 NA NA
9-16 NA NA NA NA NA NA 0 0
17-24 100 63 0 0 0 0 0 0

Satellite transponders (14 total at 99º(c or a))
1-8 91 94 88 91 89 92 88 91
9-16 88 90 89 94 NA NA NA NA

Satellite transponders (16 total at 103º(s or B))
1-8 0 0 0 0 0 0 NA NA
9-16 NA NA NA NA NA NA 0 12
17-24 0 0 0 98 63 0 0 0

Satellite transponders (16 total at 103º(c or a))
1-8 91 93 88 91 89 92 88 90
9-16 86 90 88 91 88 90 NA NA
17-24 N/A NA NA NA NA N/A NA NA

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 07:33 AM

Cool! :)

So do you intend for folks to just fill it out twice for each tuner in a DVR?

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 07:45 AM

Maybe add the SWM tools too.
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 08:07 AM

Wow, nice work...that's the spirit of this forum in its purest form!Posted Image

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 08:57 AM

Maybe add the SWM tools too.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 10:43 AM

As we all know posting signal strengths is usually the core of most troubleshooting, but following the right layout can be a bit of a pain. I had this idea to try and simplify posting your signal strengths and have finally gone ahead and put it into functioning order.

So, I have created the Directv Satellite Signal Strength Collector that has a text box layout you fill in, then hit submit and it provides you with a text layout filled in with the strengths you entered that you can copy and paste onto the forum here!

Tip: Use the Tab key to move from one field to the next without having to use the mouse. You can tab through all the fields ;)

To access this tool, go to http://signal.dvrdns.org


It looks simple, but I did spend quite a bit of time making it. So let me know what you think!


Grentz, thank you so much, I never have the patience to get things lined up when I am writing signal strength on an index card. :grin:
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:11 AM

First round of user feedback changes complete ;)
*Note you might have to reload the page and/or clear your browser cache to see the updated page (which now has Tuner (1 or 2) as the first question)

  • 99s/99c order change (99c now first)
  • 99c now allows trans 13 and 14
  • Slow to appear message added for 99s/103s
  • SWM fields added
  • Tuner field added


Cool! :)

So do you intend for folks to just fill it out twice for each tuner in a DVR?


Yup, I have now added a tuner number field as well so you can put in either tuner 1 or 2.

Maybe add the SWM tools too.


Done ;)
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:17 AM

Awesome stuff! Thanks.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 12:04 PM

103 c should be B and NOT A on the H2x boxes
103 s should be A and NOT B on the same boxes
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 12:16 PM

Nice work, Grentz!!

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 12:47 PM

Sweet! Thanks for putting forth the effort to make solving people's problems easier!
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 12:52 PM

119º Satellite Transponders (11 total at 119º)
Old MPEG2 HD, Some HD Locals, Some Intl.


This should read: Old MPEG2 HD, multiple SD Locals, Familiar & Jade World


And let's see 95 Galaxy 3C in there too :D
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#19 OFFLINE   Grentz

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 01:22 PM

Sounds good Mertzen. Do you have a transponder key for 95?

Keep the feedback/suggestions coming guys!
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 01:28 PM

I think this should be added to the "Links" section on the front page and/or stickied at the top of the DirecTV forums.




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