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Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:38 PM
101: 98+ on all that are not 0 except for 26(60) and 28(23)
99c: Low of 82, High of 92. Most in low-mid 80s
99s: Transponder 5 (our locals) is 96.
103s: Not sure if anything we use is on here, range 58-92
SWM: All 100
We watch a lot of TBSHD which is 83 is the transponder list is correct (12 on 99c).
Any ideas what I should try first?
Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:56 PM
Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:33 PM
That said, it's my opinion that your alignment is fine and the problem is a flaky LNB. Assuming it's been 3-4 years given the rain and possible snow in your area, losing such a sensitive piece of electronics is quite possible.
I give this opinion because your signals on 99 and 119 are both fine, and when that's the case generally the intervening satellites are fine too.
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:15 PM
I hadn't even thought about it being the LNB. It is one of the earlier ones when people were having issues with low temperatures. Mine is the Eagle brand one though, which I thought was not affected. Maybe I should just grab a new one and swap it out to see if it gets any better?
Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:45 PM
Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:55 PM
Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:41 PM
HR20-100 s/w version 0x192
au9 dish NO multiswitch or diplexers.
Internet connection via WIFI.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:52 PM
I went ahead and replaced all the connectors outside, but it got me thinking about whether I had ever seen the 771 errors on our other receivers. The others are not watched as much, but I don't recall ever seeing those errors on them. Can a receiver problem cause the same symptoms that I am seeing (771 errors, freezing, problem communicating with dish, etc.)?
Edited by JLester, 26 February 2013 - 04:02 PM.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:46 PM
This one receiver fails the self-test showing diagnostic code 43-158, which indicates a dish alignment problem. However, the other three receivers (two HR23's and an H21) all pass. I finally decided to pull the wall jack out. I was very surprised to find RG59 with screw-on connectors! It has been running across that since 2006 when we moved in (prior to SWM upgrade too, so both cables are like that).
I am really surprised the installer who did our Mover's Connection at the time did not at least replace those connectors, if not the entire RG59 cable runs. We had movers, DirecTV, Sears (appliances), and a furniture store all here at the same time that day, so I was not paying close attention. I know RG59 is supported with SWM, but am pretty sure it was not with the old multiswitch setup. It is a pretty short run, so probably why it worked without many problems.
I don't even have RG59 compression fittings, so I plan on picking some up and replacing them to see what happens. I did pull them apart and put them back together better and the system test now passes. I think I am on the right track. Still can't believe the screw on connectors though, I have replaced so many of those over the years at work (all the way back to the Thin-Ethernet and Arcnet days) and ended up with them in my own house!
Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:54 PM
We've all seen sub standard stuff, too bad it was behind your own wall plate. Just on principal, instead of just putting new connectors, how feasible is pulling a nice normal piece of RG6 ??
Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:40 PM
Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:49 PM