Hi Guys, been lurking for years and can usually find anything by searching. this one seems a little different.
HR20 HDMI to 1 tv (den)
HR24 HDMI to splitter to 2 tvs (bedroom, exercise room), composite (sd) to splitter to 2 tvs (bathroom, screen room)
H20 HDMI to splitter to 2 tvs (both office)
H20 HDMI to 1 tv (living room), component to 1 tv (kitchen)
Been having guide issues this winter, thought it was just the weather at first (living in Chicago), now that the weather is better they still persist.
HR20, guide is ok, except premium channels and the newer HD channels only have data for a couple of days.
HR24, usually only a few channels have guide data, reset and purge brings back a few hours but nothing else is ever populated
H20's fall somewhere in between, sometimes good guides, sometimes partial or none.
Setup tests on all show 103 even missing
All other signal strengths are 90's and up
Guide tests on the DVRs show 119 misconfigured
CSR say dish is misaligned.
I am a little skeptical, seems like more of an LNB issue, since signal strengths are good.
The oddity is how each receiver seems to respond diferently to the problem, maybe how the software handles it?
Either way a service call is needed, and of course it was suggested that I upgrade to a Genie.
Don't have a problem with this as the HR20 is getting old anyway, but it opens up more considerations.
Simpliest is to just replace the HR20 and leave everything else alone, WHDVR will give the H20's access to either DVR, and the HR24 access to the Genie, which is all I need. (would also need an AM-21 to get back my OTA)
My only concern is the HR24 seems to have the most guide issues, so does it have seperate problem? Would be nice to settle everything with only 1 visit.
The HR24 is outputing both HD and SD simultaneously, which I believe the Genie client does not support, so changing to clients would require other rewiring and hardware.
One of the H20's puts out component while the HDMi is not connected, not clear if this works with a clent.