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#26 OFFLINE   jimmie57

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 12:43 PM

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 01:20 PM

No Home Depot here, couldn't find anything at the hardware store. Radio Shack told me that a Matching Transformer will work. It says it's to connect a device with 300 ohm to another device that has 75 ohm coax connector.

Should this work?

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Could someone maybe post a link to what I need? Nowhere I go do they know what I'm talking about.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 02:03 PM

Actually it's just a little screw cap that fits on the 75 ohm male fitting.  Quite frankly if I were you I'd just relax and let the tech square you away tomorrow.  While there's a possibility it's something simple like a terminator cap I actually doubt that's the problem.  As for the Radio Shack guy.....run do not walk away from the store if he doesn't know what a terminator cap is for a 75 ohm outlet. 


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 02:08 PM

Yeah, your probably right. I should wait until tomorrow. I'd just rather not wait at home for up to 4 hours on Christmas Eve for a tech to cone out. Especially if it's something simple like this cap.

Btw, I found the right Terminating Resistor.

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 09:21 AM

And the problem/issue was???? 


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Posted 26 December 2013 - 09:28 AM

He came out and found a small nick in the coax, fixed it then left. But it didn't fix the problem, so he is supposed to come back later today.

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 10:41 AM

Interesting that the tech would just replace a bad piece of cable and call it quits.  I'd assume it worked, or appeared to work, before he left or he was in a hurry since it was Christmas Eve and he wanted to get home.  Of course if it's an intermittent issue or problem that can be beyond frustrating.  Been there, done that.   Of course I had a moment of "what-the-heck" when my Internet disappeared from my DirecTV system yesterday morning.  Once I calmed down....well, I was actually more perplexed than upset.....I retraced what I'd done Christmas with my setup.  Turned out I'd accidently loosened the power supply on the CCK while either installing a new Oppo Blu-ray Christmas Eve day, my Pioneer Elite decided to pass away Sunday night and no amount of trouble shooting would bring it back, or when I hooked up a new PS4 my wife got me for Christmas.  Probably should have been the first device I checked but it wasn't so I spent probably 30 minutes checked my modem, router, switches, etc., until I noticed the CCK, which is stuffed away in the back of my theater equipment closet, was dark.....duh.  Stuff happens. 


Edited by randyk47, 27 December 2013 - 10:53 AM.

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 11:58 AM

Yeah, it can be frustrating having to use the process of elimination to figure it out. It's always been intermittent, I don't blame the tech for leaving, it was working fine while he was still there. He never showed up yesterday, but is supposed to be back sometime this afternoon, so hopefully it will get resolved today.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 11:58 AM

Sorry I forgot to post back here. The tech came back about 10 days ago, I wasn't home, so I'm not sure what he did. But from the sounds of it he may have replaced the LNB because it was something out by the dish itself.. I even called DirecTV and they couldn't tell me what he did. But whatever it was, it's fixed. Been working great ever since. Thanks again for all the help and ideas.

Edited by jjk454ss, 07 January 2014 - 11:59 AM.


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 07:07 PM

Awesome.  Thanks for the update.


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