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103 Signal Strength

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by pbielski, Apr 17, 2007.

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  1. joesigg

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    OOps!
     
  2. Slip Jigs

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    Could those of you who post transponder values also post the signal strength for the respective sat? I'd like to see if there are any trends.

    For example, as I mentioned above, I get my locals from the 103 - two of the five values are in the 90s, but the overall strength on the meter is only 69%.
     
  3. veryoldschool

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    :confused: I'm not quite "getting it". Where are you wanting me to check?
    I have checked my transponders & then gone into signal strength, but had to still pick the tuner & transponder, which gave me the same value as what was on the transponder screen.
    Where are you getting "signal for the respective SAT"?
     
  4. Slip Jigs

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    oops - I was missing how it worked. i was thinking that the meter was some overall value, not an individual transponder.

    Never Mind! : )
     
  5. Michael D'Angelo

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    I am just outside of Baltimore and my 103 signals are

    1-8 92 95 0 100 90 95

    17-24 0
     
  6. pbielski

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    Thanks - that give me something more concrete to argue with them on Wednesday.
     
  7. pbielski

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    Finally

    After months I finally got a really good technican. My 103 signals are:

    1-8: 83 96 0 98 83 96
    17-24: 0

    All of the other signals are greatly improved also. Talking to the tech he said fine tuning the disk was a common problem and that most techs are not trained. I guess the moral of the story is to keep them coming back until it's set up properly.
     
  8. MattWarner

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    And this brings me back to my post earlier in this thread.

    On 103, my highest signals are in the 50s. I get picture, but almost any amount of rain causes rain fade. I called DirecTV and the supervisor said that it is normal for the HD signal to be lower than normal 101 signal strengths. They basically said that since I have a HD picture on locals, "you don't have a problem."

    Should I press this?

    -Matt
     
  9. MattWarner

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    Wow. I called back DirecTV again... even with the protection plan, "if you have picture when it is clear, there is nothing I can do for you. Unless you want to pay for a service call."

    That certainly doesn't give me confidence in DirecTV at all!

    -Matt
     
  10. veryoldschool

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    Idiots...then tell them you don't have a picture,
    "It's all checker-boarded" [my old Blonde speak]. morons...

    You should be in the nineties [mine are 100%].
    I hate this B.... They should fix it. period :)
     
  11. Duffycoug

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    Thank god I had a great tech who knew how to install my dish...I get 90-100 consistently on all sats.....but it sounds like your dish needs to be fine tuned....there are settings specifically for this on the dish, especially if your other signals are over 90.....get a new installer out there ASAP!
     
  12. pbielski

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    From my own experience, I couldn't agree more. The strength on 99 and 103 should be in the 90s or even better high 90s.

    VOS is right on, what they're telling you is garbage. Don't let it go until you get a good tech who knows how to fine tune a HD setup.

    The prior to my 'fine tuning' I called the local office and insisted on speaking to a supervisor (they didn't want me to). I told the supervisor my problem and told her not to waste both of our time by sending someone out who did not know how to tune the Ka signal into the 90s.

    Don't give up.
     
  13. gregftlaud

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    so does all this basically mean that whatever sat u get your local hd's over ..either 99 or 103.....that one will get stronger signal strengths until the new sats go up and are online?
     
  14. veryoldschool

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    It's a bit hard to decipher what you're saying, but I'll try: right now your local HD comes over one transponder from either 99 or 103. That transponder may be the only strong one you get. After the new SATs go up & are on-line, then you will see more active transponders with high signals.
     
  15. gregftlaud

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    yah that's what i was saying. my sat 99 which i get my hd locals on are is in the upper 90's. sat 103 which i dont use yet 70's to lower 80's and i was suspecting that when the new sats go up and are online those strengths will also go up.....well, i hope.
     
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