Lost our HD locals a few hours ago. Picture started pixelizing like a storm was moving in, but none it the area. Signal came back for a few minutes, then went out all together and now shows a 771 on all HD locals. No bad weather or other issues (loose cabling, access cards, etc) that we can determine. Changed the settings in the HD receivers to show all channels, and the SD locals work. All other HD channels are fine. The same symptoms are on all HD receivers/DVR's in the house. Have already power cycled all the equipment with no difference.
Tech support is telling me that all of my locals, HD and SD come from 119 (Lansing, MI) so they suspect it is an LNB issue. Without the protection plan, they want to charge me 50.00 bucks to roll a truck to fix it.
At this point, I would rather fix it myself due the principal of the thing. I usually have had spare parts around here for years for every system I have ever had, but since upgraded to a SWiM system almost a year ago, hadn't taken the time to stock up for this setup.
Can anyone identify the correct part(s) I would need to get this LNB replaced? Also, can you buy and replace the single LNB for 119 or do you have to purchase the entire assembly at the end of the arm? I could just call Solid Signal, but thought I would ask her first.
Any assistance or suggestions of something else to check if you think it might be something other than the LNB, would be greatly appreciated.