Welcome to DBSTalk
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
All lower channels loss signal
Posted 25 September 2010 - 12:32 PM
So what do you think can be the problem? Is it possible there is a satellite issue locally? or the dish on the house moved? The weather is nice, a little wind today SSW 13 mph.
Posted 25 September 2010 - 12:37 PM
Posted 25 September 2010 - 12:44 PM
Posted 25 September 2010 - 02:45 PM
Edited by lilstone87, 25 September 2010 - 02:50 PM.
Posted 25 September 2010 - 03:10 PM
No, not looking good. You're missing every other transponder. Typically a symptom of loose, moist or corroded coax connector at your dish, ground or multiswitch/splitter. Check those.
Posted 25 September 2010 - 03:50 PM
So she then had me run a system test on the bedroom box, and it gave me a error code, and soon after i gave it to her, the mini box in the top corner started showing the channel for different sports packages, you can get. After that checked local channels working fine, and signals looked good again.Then she had me reset all the other boxes, which caused my bedroom box to lose signal for a short time, but now all signals look good again, and local channels working again.
So now I'm wondering why this issue happen, and if she did something on her end to fix this problem.
Really I'm just happy its working again, But this signal issue has poped up a few times before. I do know when they first installed directv at this place, they used the swim setup, and they had to switch setups withen a few weeks, because of major signal issues we had. I know I'm venting a little bit, But I just wish this problem would stop happening.
Posted 25 September 2010 - 05:19 PM
Posted 26 September 2010 - 06:06 AM
Life is in HD and 3D -- be sure to enjoy it!!
Never argue with an idiot.
He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
Posted 26 September 2010 - 03:36 PM
I do know for a good 2 or so month period the switch outside laid on the ground, and wouldn't be surprised it has somehow gotten damaged. The tech who came out a month ago, screwed it to the house, and make sure all connections to the switch were tight.
But who goes to say he didn't tighten one too much and break it. So I'm gunna have the tech out tomorrow check all wires to the dish, and the dish to make sure it isn't moving on the roof.
Posted 26 September 2010 - 07:05 PM
Posted 27 September 2010 - 07:49 AM
Posted 30 September 2010 - 07:17 AM
So anyone want to explain what he was talking about changing out on the dish? Because our discussion on this, was cut short due to having to setup visit for tomorrow on the phone.
Posted 30 September 2010 - 07:30 AM
HR22-100 + AM21
HR44-500 + AM21
Posted 30 September 2010 - 08:15 AM
He's probably thinking about changing the lnb, which is the active part of the dish hooked to the coax, at the end of the arm.
Come to think of it, he did mention the LNB. I just wonder why it really only affects my local/local hd channels most the time.
Posted 30 September 2010 - 08:26 AM
Posted 01 October 2010 - 10:57 AM
Posted 01 October 2010 - 11:59 AM
Posted 01 October 2010 - 12:00 PM
Well the tech came out today, and he replaced the lnb's, Hopefully this fixes the signal issue. He did mention that the dish is pointed at pole on the street, and the transformer could be causing the signal issue. Have any of you seen or heard of this being a problem before?
Highly doubt this is your issue based on the signals you were showing...lots of 100's and high 90's interspersed with 0's on the same satellite.
Posted 01 October 2010 - 12:40 PM
Posted 01 October 2010 - 01:50 PM
Well I do know there is multiple cables that come from the dish, and looks to be 2 lnb's on there. I don't know if that tells you much or not. But hopefully the lnb he replaced was the problem. Also now all signals are looking very good. the higher hd channels signal avg about 95 now, and even all the hd locals signal are in the 90's.
What happens in a setup like yours is that the external switch, that all the cable from the dish go to, requests a block of transponder on each cable from the dish. I don't remember the exact layout, but its something like this; cable one carries odd transponders for 101/99, cable two carries evens for 101/99, cable three carries evens for 103/110/119 and cable four carries odds for 103/110/119. So if there is a bad port on the LNB or the switch or a bad cable/connector it will drop all the transponders out of that set, but the rest will still be good.
Posted 01 October 2010 - 02:23 PM
The tech was very nice, and said he would change out the lnb's for me, and he did. Didn't take him long at all, He even told me if i have any questions just give him a call. Everything looks good so far, and I hope it stays this way.
Posted 09 October 2010 - 08:55 AM