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

Photo
- - - - -

error codes all over 771, 771B, 776


  • Please log in to reply
13 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   psuscott0483

psuscott0483

    Godfather

  • Registered
  • 333 posts
Joined: Apr 16, 2009

Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:33 PM

H21 - 771A
HR34 - 776
H25 - intermittant 771A
H23 - 771B
H24 - intermittant 771A
HR20 - intermittant 771A
constant pixelation and audio dropouts across the board with the other receivers

dtv is sending me a 2nd power inserter, theyre 99% sure it will fix the problem. i built the setup in the basement for football sundays specifically; i dont want to miss 3/8 possible games because that box doesnt receive any signal again. it occured to me that my setup diagram is perhaps not 100% accurate, and they may or may not all be on the same 8-way, i tried to test that but so many boxes keep intermittantly going out it is tough to tell without trying them 1 box at a time.

what i have found works, is if i unplug a few of the receivers upstairs from their power supply the ones in the basement start coming back online, and do not pixelate as often. does anyone agree with the power inserter solution? my dad has 8 HDTV at his house with an HR34 & HR24 in his setup as well with only one power inserter, difference being it is plugged into the middle port on the SWM16 and mine is off one of the legs before the HR20.
DIRECTV since 2005
Premier Package + MRV + NHL Center Ice + NFL Sunday Ticket
HR34-700
HR24-500
H21-100
H23-600 x 3
H24-100 x 4
H25-500
Setup | Setup Diagram

...Ads Help To Support This SIte...

#2 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

veryoldschool

    Lifetime Achiever

  • Moderators
  • 41,699 posts
Joined: Dec 09, 2006

Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:37 PM

You show a SWM8, but call it a SWiM-16.

Are the few unused ports on the splitters terminated with loads?
A.K.A VOS

#3 OFFLINE   psuscott0483

psuscott0483

    Godfather

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 333 posts
Joined: Apr 16, 2009

Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:41 PM

You show a SWM8, but call it a SWiM-16.

Are the few unused ports on the splitters terminated with loads?


sorry that pic is inaccurate, it is a 16...yes there are 2 open ports on the one 8-way that are terminated
DIRECTV since 2005
Premier Package + MRV + NHL Center Ice + NFL Sunday Ticket
HR34-700
HR24-500
H21-100
H23-600 x 3
H24-100 x 4
H25-500
Setup | Setup Diagram

#4 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

Stuart Sweet

    The Shadow Knows!

  • Super Moderators
  • 36,860 posts
Joined: Jun 18, 2006

Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:42 PM

My guess is a loose connection. I think adding a second power inserter would not help.
Opinions expressed by me are my own and do not necessarily reflect
those of DBSTalk.com, DIRECTV, DISH, The Signal Group, or any other company.

#5 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

veryoldschool

    Lifetime Achiever

  • Moderators
  • 41,699 posts
Joined: Dec 09, 2006

Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:42 PM

How long are the coax from the SWiM-16 to the farthest receivers?

Those 8-ways kill about half the RF power needed.
A.K.A VOS

#6 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

veryoldschool

    Lifetime Achiever

  • Moderators
  • 41,699 posts
Joined: Dec 09, 2006

Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:43 PM

My guess is a loose connection. I think adding a second power inserter would not help.

What? Just because you had the same problem? :lol:
A.K.A VOS

#7 OFFLINE   psuscott0483

psuscott0483

    Godfather

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 333 posts
Joined: Apr 16, 2009

Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:47 PM

How long are the coax from the SWiM-16 to the farthest receivers?

Those 8-ways kill about half the RF power needed.


majority of the coax runs are 75ft. what puzzles me most is that the setup works fine for months and months at a time, then blows up big usually around the time i need it most :sure:
DIRECTV since 2005
Premier Package + MRV + NHL Center Ice + NFL Sunday Ticket
HR34-700
HR24-500
H21-100
H23-600 x 3
H24-100 x 4
H25-500
Setup | Setup Diagram

#8 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

veryoldschool

    Lifetime Achiever

  • Moderators
  • 41,699 posts
Joined: Dec 09, 2006

Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:54 PM

majority of the coax runs are 75ft. what puzzles me most is that the setup works fine for months and months at a time, then blows up big usually around the time i need it most :sure:

75' isn't too long, so look/inspect all the connections.

BTW your HR20-100 doesn't need a BSF the way you have it shown, but does need it on the SAT #1.

Can you move the SWiM PI to a coax that runs directly to the PWR connector of the -16?
Solid copper core RG6 is needed for the PI to SWiM-16 lines.
A.K.A VOS

#9 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

veryoldschool

    Lifetime Achiever

  • Moderators
  • 41,699 posts
Joined: Dec 09, 2006

Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:02 PM

I've got to ask the dumb question: You are using a 29 volt PI, right?
A.K.A VOS

#10 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

Stuart Sweet

    The Shadow Knows!

  • Super Moderators
  • 36,860 posts
Joined: Jun 18, 2006

Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:02 PM

What? Just because you had the same problem? :lol:


Bingo
Opinions expressed by me are my own and do not necessarily reflect
those of DBSTalk.com, DIRECTV, DISH, The Signal Group, or any other company.

#11 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

veryoldschool

    Lifetime Achiever

  • Moderators
  • 41,699 posts
Joined: Dec 09, 2006

Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:07 PM

Bingo

When it's bitten you in the rear, you remember it for a while. !rolling
A.K.A VOS

#12 OFFLINE   psuscott0483

psuscott0483

    Godfather

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 333 posts
Joined: Apr 16, 2009

Posted 11 September 2012 - 09:54 PM

well here's a shocker the 2nd power inserter did not help. they want to send someone out to put up a 2nd dish now
DIRECTV since 2005
Premier Package + MRV + NHL Center Ice + NFL Sunday Ticket
HR34-700
HR24-500
H21-100
H23-600 x 3
H24-100 x 4
H25-500
Setup | Setup Diagram

#13 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

veryoldschool

    Lifetime Achiever

  • Moderators
  • 41,699 posts
Joined: Dec 09, 2006

Posted 11 September 2012 - 10:01 PM

well here's a shocker the 2nd power inserter did not help. they want to send someone out to put up a 2nd dish now

"Seems like" a tech service call and his/her AIM [meter] would be a good call.
A.K.A VOS

#14 OFFLINE   psuscott0483

psuscott0483

    Godfather

  • Topic Starter
  • Registered
  • 333 posts
Joined: Apr 16, 2009

Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:34 PM

Oddly enough on the day the tech came (monday) he immediately pegged the hr20 as the problem saying he saw many issues with that receiver in a large environment. He replaced it with an hr24 and i have all the boxes working 100% again.
DIRECTV since 2005
Premier Package + MRV + NHL Center Ice + NFL Sunday Ticket
HR34-700
HR24-500
H21-100
H23-600 x 3
H24-100 x 4
H25-500
Setup | Setup Diagram




spam firewall