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RCA TV incompatible with Dish Network
Posted 04 April 2005 - 01:38 PM
The installer was very helpful and tried everything; when he called they said it had something to do with the tv thinking the dbs signal was illegal so it was preventing it from showing.
He tried using coax and rca connections, and also tested using the 501 receiver to rule that out. We tested the tv using a cable connection in my son's room and it worked fine. Also brought an older tv to the TV2 connection and it worked fine. Seems to be just this particular tv.
Anyone ever heard of this? Is there anything else I can do/try?
Posted 04 April 2005 - 02:37 PM
Regarding the TV thinking that the DBS signal was illegal, that's just a bunch of nonsense. Again, since the RCA cable input did the same thing, that just tells the TV to basically act as a monitor and pass through the audio and video feeds it receives. There's nothing built in to filter out an illegal signal.
When using the RCA cable, you have to have the TV set to an alternate input mode, there may be a button on your remote.
You should not have to send back the 522, have the DISH installer replace it.
Posted 04 April 2005 - 02:59 PM
I assume the RF out of the 522 is sending standard UHF. You might have to select the "Tuner Mode" on the 2nd TV (something like ANT vs Cable). "Cable" TV uses a different set of frequencies (sometimes 2 - IRC/HRC).
Now playing with 2x 622s.
Posted 04 April 2005 - 05:17 PM
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