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No signal on tuner 2

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#1 OFFLINE   Sem


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:08 PM

I have a 18x20 dish with a multiswitch that has 4 outs. I have been using three receivers all sd and no dvr with no problems. Today the installer installed a new sd dvr which needed two cables to install it. Instead of using the open spot on the multiswitch he ran a new line to the dish and used the old line from the multituner. I have switched the lines on the back of the receiver and still get the same thing no signal on tuner 2.

So here is what I have now. Two cables from dish to switch one from dish to receiver, three from switch to 3 tv's. the other tvs work fine the dvr not so good.

Sorry so long just wanted to try and explain. Anyone have any ideas how to fix this.

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#2 OFFLINE   Davenlr


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:11 PM

Go into Setup, and make sure he turned the second tuner on. You probably will have to rerun guided setup.
I would think he would have used the open port on the multiswitch. If both tuners are enabled, and tuner 2 still doesnt work, I would go hook that new cable to the open port on the multiswitch and try that.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:02 PM

The way he hooked it up seems unusual, but it should work just fine. I agree with Davenlr, make sure the DVR is set up for two tuner operation (go back through satellite setup). If that doesn't correct the problem, call DirecTV and have them send someone back out. If the installer left you his phone number, give him a call.

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