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Guest Message by DevFuse


Strange problem with old receiver

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#1 OFFLINE   pudge44


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Posted 25 January 2006 - 02:07 PM

Wondering if anyone's ever seen this behavior before.

I have a old Sony receiver that dates to the late '90s. It's never given me any trouble. I had split the aat-out line (coax) and was running it to two different TVs (actually to one TV and to my Media Center PC).

The TV broke, so for a while it was just hooked to the MCPC. I got the TV repaired, hooked everything back up and the TV worked fine. A few hours later, I went to check the PC, and there was no signal. Went back and checked the TV, same thing ... just snow.

I removed the split and wired it directly to the TV. Nothing. I then hooked it up with RCA cables to the TV, and everything worked fine, but the coax to my PC still produces no signal.

Is it possible the Satellite Out coax jack "shorted out" or something? Anyone heard of anything like this before? Any suggestions?

I have a DTV installer coming Friday to upgrade me to the triple LNB dish and an HR10-250 for my new HDTV. Will they replace my old SD receiver for me?


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#2 OFFLINE   boba


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Posted 25 January 2006 - 05:23 PM

You probably have a TV/SAT switch on the remote that works as an A/B switch. It turns off the modulator output to pass through the TV antenna signal. Was it possibly pushed accidentally?

#3 OFFLINE   pudge44


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Posted 26 January 2006 - 06:21 AM

That was it, thanks! That box is so old, I had completely forgotten about the old TV/SAT button -- a legacy from the days before D* even offered local channels. Remember that?

#4 OFFLINE   Bobman


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Posted 26 January 2006 - 10:17 AM

I have an old Sony Sat-A1 and Sony Sat-A3 somewhere in the basement. Even though both are around 10 years old they offered features back then that some new receivers still dont offer. Nice units.

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