Glad I found this forum and I was hoping to get some help before I head out to my parents house this weekend (about 2 hour drive). Quick breakdown is this.
My parents moved into an apartment building in Los Angeles and wanted to keep their DTV. The Balcony was not facing the direction needed so one of the building maintenance workers offered to pull a cable from the roof of the building through the building and charged them $200 for the work. I have not had a chance to look at the work myself but the story I've been told by my dad is that "some times we do have problem with even transponders (18V) on all there satellites! they seem to only work when other tenant using the dish turns on their receiver "
I asked him to take pictures of the roof setup which I have uploaded hxxp://www.dropmocks.com/mBkqnJ (Sorry didn't have 5 min posts to put proper URL. Please allow time for all 8 pics to load) I also just found out today that they used RG6 cable and not rg59. My first guess is that the cable run is weak but wanted to confirm with experts and hoping the pictures show that everything is wired correctly. They are using port 6 on the switch in the picture connected to the black RG6 Cable. ( H21-100 IRD )
Edited by bashy, 14 September 2012 - 12:30 AM.