But the Alignment test still fails, on all 3 HRs. And about the only change in signal strength readings that I see (compared to my first post) are:
Still usually reads all 0s, but occasionally xponder #31 reads around 50. I'm guessing this is why I haven't seen the Guide Data nag screen since pruning.
those the xponders are now 75,83,77
I see an extra xponder
17-24: 77 88 0 0 86 88 0 0
So I called DTV this morning and I got them to address the failed System Test with the Dish alignment diagnostic code on all 3 HRs in the house. But I also raised the topic of another issue that I have (many of you know about from other threads) and that is one DVR has a bad jitter/dropped-frame issue. I've done about 4 HDD Surface Scan tests and each time that fixes the issue but only temporarily for 2-4 days.
DTV tells me that they have to address the alignment problem before they will address the jitters on that one DVR.
The CSR Tech read me that the repair ticket and it mentions the failed alignment test and the jittery DVR. Now I'm trying to prepare myself for all the scenarios with the tech tomorrow. While there is a good chance he fixes the alignment issue (maybe he changes the LNB, maybe he moved the dish a little, etc.), there is also a chance he diagnosis the tree needing more trimming and does nothing.
Regardless of the scenario, I feel certain the the bad DVR will continue to jitter. I'd be a million bucks that has nothing to do with signal strength or alignment. If that's the case, I wonder how I should proceed. Since the ticket mentions the jitters, I won't sign off on the repair ticket if I still have a bad DVR. Right? Any advice? Anything I should do before the tech comes in the morning?
Edited by itzme, 27 July 2010 - 10:56 AM.
Ignore the Pine tree in 2nd photo, it is behind the dish