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
Looking for upgrade advice
Posted 26 December 2011 - 12:38 PM
Posted 26 December 2011 - 02:11 PM
H25, he had the cable and I had a spare component wall mount so I'm good there.
I'm having trouble programming the remote for RF, I'm using the same remote as before but it doesn't want to take, does the H25 require an antenna or special remote?
Never mind, found my own answer, the H25 needs an RF extender.
I had one of these lying around which did the job.
Good news is that my HR21 did the disk error check thingy when he restarted it so he swapped that out for a HR24. 1 HR21 down, 2 to go.
Thanks for all the help, advice and quick responses.
Posted 26 December 2011 - 03:08 PM
The tech put this in our family room and was adamant that it had to be plugged directly into the wall. I wanted to put it into the surge protector so the cord wasn't showing or move it to the basement and plug it into a long extension cord (no surge protector) but he was very against that.
What our my options for moving this.
Posted 26 December 2011 - 05:32 PM
Posted 26 December 2011 - 05:45 PM
That is a power inserter to provide power to the electronics in the LNB assembly in the dish. It can pretty much go anyplace you want as long as it is oriented correctly and connected to provide power to the dish. It does not matter if it goes in a surge protector or UPS, but I'm guessing the reason the installer wanted to go directly to the wall is to make sure it does not get turned off (many people flip the power switch on a surge protector off when they are done watching tv, etc.). You need to keep this powered.
He was so adamant about plugging it directly into the wall that he plugged it into a switched outlet. I told him that would be a no go.
Posted 26 December 2011 - 07:43 PM