Jump to content

Welcome to DBSTalk

Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
Guest Message by DevFuse


How DirecTv/DBSTalk saved my basement

  • Please log in to reply
27 replies to this topic

#26 OFFLINE   ProfLonghair


    Hall Of Fame

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 1,119 posts
  • LocationCMH
Joined: Sep 26, 2006

Posted 18 February 2009 - 01:04 PM

If you didn't, make sure you unplug it next time so you're around to post the next story...... :)

Unplug? Why? What's the worst that could happen? I've changed light fixtures and outlets with the power on.

...Ads Help To Support This Site...




  • Banned User
  • 682 posts
Joined: Dec 12, 2007

Posted 18 February 2009 - 05:40 PM

Me too, lots of them but none of them involved doing it under water. :D

#28 OFFLINE   ThomasM


    RF Engineer

  • Registered
  • 4,317 posts
  • LocationMilwaukee, WI
Joined: Jul 20, 2007

Posted 18 February 2009 - 08:41 PM

One day, my DirecTV service went out on all DVR's. Suspicious, I started troubleshooting and discovered that my multiswitch had lost power because the sump pump motor that was plugged into the same outlet failed and tripped the circuit breaker!! Luckily, I had a spare pump in stock and after getting it going I powered everything up and hit "resume" on my DVR!!!

3LNB Phase III Dish * 2-R15-300 * R22-200 * D12-100 * DirecTV Subscriber since Y2K

Protected By... spam firewall...And...