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Posted 16 April 2004 - 06:50 AM
Thanks for any help
Posted 16 April 2004 - 07:10 AM
The other thing to note is that the switching will not work unless at least one receiver is hooked up to the first switch and plugged in. Since the DP-34 is powered by receivers, earlier switches in a cascade must have at least one received hooked up to them (and that receiver must not be unplugged). It doesn't matter if the receiver is actually "on" or not.
Please double check your connections and wiring.
Posted 16 April 2004 - 07:20 AM
I did cascade them by connecting the cascading ports 1,2 and 3.
Anything else to check?
Posted 16 April 2004 - 07:30 AM
To do this, you have to completely unplug every receiver which is hooked up to either of the switches. You can either unplug the power for each of these receivers, or you can disconnect the satellite connection for each of them. In this case, it is not sufficient to simply turn them off. Once they are all disconnected, leave them that way for, say, 10 or 15 seconds, then begin hooking them back up again. Probably it's best to start hooking up/plugging back in the receivers hooked to the first switch in the cascade first. Once they are all hooked back up again, try the check switch again and see if this makes any difference.
As part of this process, you may also want to clear the saved switch matrix for the receiver which is having problems. The way to do this is to run a check switch with the receiver not connected to the satellite feed at all; it will detect absolutely nothing, and will save it this way. This helps make sure that any stale/old data is cleared out when the receiver is hooked back up again for a valid check switch operation.
Posted 16 April 2004 - 08:29 AM
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