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No MPEG4 or Severe Pixelation on All MPEG4 Channels, but SD/MPEG2 is OK


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#81 OFFLINE   veryoldschool

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 03:11 PM

I was able to fix it this afternoon. I had to move the dish a bit more to the west and now i'm getting signals in the 90's on all 5 sats!

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#82 OFFLINE   timf

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 04:58 PM

I have finally isolated my problem after discussing my situation with a coworker. One of my tuners is obviously broken when it comes to displaying MPEG-4 channels. In order to test it I did the following:

1. Tune around until you find a good MPEG-4 channel.
2. Press record to lock that tuner on that channel.
3. Tune to your other MPEG-4 channels. None of them should work (they all experience the problem).
4. Press record on one of the channels that is not working properly.
5. Return to the good channel you started the first recording on and stop that recording.
6. Tune to all of your MPEG-4 channels other than the one you are recording on the bad tuner. All of them should appear correctly (no glitches).

To further test the problem, I switched the input cables to make sure there was no problem with the line. The channel I was watching on the good tuner came back properly as before. Repeat the procedure listed above if you wish to completely test it. I'm going to be calling DIRECTV to get a replacement DVR.

#83 OFFLINE   sack9

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 09:00 PM

If the Dish isn't dithered properly than you may have more of one bird than another signal level on meter is not the greatest. I use my birdog meter to get my dishes set.
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#84 OFFLINE   jspiewak

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 09:18 AM

Just wanted to let everyone know after watching HD locals all weekend, I have not seen the problem again since the dish was replaced. Must have been a bad LNB on old dish, or as the tech said, condensation problems.




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