Posted 03 September 2010 - 01:10 PM
All through this, I remembered...last time I had issues, it ws May 3rd of this year...at my ground, the barrel inside had water in it. No visiable signs on the outside either. It was a rig I made, properly, just without the fancy waterproof connectors DTV uses. So, I kept thinking...it cannot be that, they put those waterproof cups on it, no way is water getting in there.
Opened that sucker up, and it had visible water inside both ends. Evidently the run of wire, the low spot in the horizontal run on both sides is the grounding block itself. Even though the area itself and the outside of the whole assembly looks factory new, inside was water - both copper leads were all grungy along with black moldy type stuff, maybe microscopic dirt.
Put new replacement coax el cheapo leads and a barrel connector on, no blips since. Gonna properly get it all fixed up with better waterproofs again plus re-ground it, but if this flimsy fix works, must be the issue.
Sorry if I got anyone riled up about this...my faith maybe in the equipment is restored...and I'll check this more careully and relocate it so it's the high points on both horizontal runs.
How I decided to look was I called tech support - she checked all my signals and found on 103s and 99s I was low to 0 on a few spot beams I should be getting better signals on, even though I was getting upper 90s on the same sat and all the 4 others. Pressed channel down and held it and the receiver ran a self check...it returned an error code (70-70-201 I believe) that, even though the 2 errors listed were for no ethernet hookup...it told her that I was low on 103s and 99s, and to check wiring.
Bingo, the CSR appears to have done me good. Please baby baby please continue to work and who knows...maybe others here, check your wiring!
Home/Living Room Setup
Dell Intel Quad Core 64 bit 7MC
OTA - VolarMax ATSC USB Tuner
Hauppauge HD PVR 1080i
Panasonic TP-50X1 Plasma
Def Tech BP6/CLR 3000/BP2X
Home Bedroom Setup
Xbox 360 via 7MC w) Olevia LCD
Slingbox via Home H23 composite
Compaq 7MC/TP-42C1 Plasma
Sony STR-DA4ES - Def Tech Pro Cinema 60 System