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Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by DISH1997, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. DISH1997

    DISH1997 New Member

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    I Just upgraded to the vip922 replaced my old 222k. So I now have a vip722 and a vip922 I have the eastern dish set up with the dpp and splitters at each receiver for tuner 1 and 2 The vip 922 is in my house. the vip 722 is in my shop. Its the vip 722 in the shop I'm having trouble with. The old 222k worked great on both tuners in the shop . But the vip722 I only get signal on tuner1 and works perfect . tuner 2 says searching for signal I ran the the switch test and it comes up with no signal on tuner 2 . So I tried the 3rd lnbf output and it acted the same. So I changed and put the vip922 in the shop vip722 in the house. Vip722 worked great both tuners in the house. but the vip922 no signal on tuner 2 . Cable runs House to the dish 125feet house to the shop 225feet . Only thing I could think of was a inline amp on the cable run to the shed . I was looking at the skywalker that does 2400mhz 12-18 volt pass though. If theres power to that line on second 722 receiver.Any pointers would be great . as I think I tried everything . I did notice when changing receivers that the receiver had to be plugged in on lnb1 for lnb2 and 3lnb to work so the switch must get power from lnb 1 any info be great.

    :confused: Dish1997
     
  2. brewsky

    brewsky Cool Member

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    Do you have 2 tv's hooked up to it?....If so is one tv 1 working and tv 2 not? or vise versa....sounds like it could be the seperator on the rec. the silver splitter that says sat 1 sat 2...try swapping it out with the one on the 922 if problem stays the same you have a defected tuner in the 722....get the tech back out to replace it...it is possible to have a defected recv....half the time those suckers are refurb units anyways
     
  3. DISH1997

    DISH1997 New Member

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    What makes this strange is the 722 both turner 1 and 2 work good when its hooked up in the house. But in the shop tuner 2 has no signal . But the old 222 both 1 tuner and 2 tuner work great in the shop.
    DISH1997
     
  4. brewsky

    brewsky Cool Member

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    So you have taken the 922 with the seperator/triplexer that was on it out to the shop and still get "no sig" on tuner 2 ??
     
  5. DISH1997

    DISH1997 New Member

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    Yes I have changed seperators with same result. Its alway no tuner 2 in the shop.
    DISH1997
     
  6. TheGrove

    TheGrove AllStar

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    What happens if you disconnect the cable run to the shop where it meets all of your switches and connect in with a different piece of coax? I'm thinking along the lines of trying to eliminate if it is a cable problem or a switch issue.
     
  7. DISH1997

    DISH1997 New Member

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    The thing thats strange is the 222k worked great both tuners got signal in the shop . I tested it the house 722 works fine both tuners work great. so that eliminates that there's no problems with the receiver. I'm thinking of trying a line amp. if I can find the right 1 that works with my system. I believe it has to go to 2200 megahertz 19 volt the thing I don't understand is the stacked or unstacked I don't know what that is.
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  8. boba

    boba Hall Of Fame

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    DISH uses a band stacked system.

    try a google search for "DISH bandstacking frequencies"

    DISH uses 950-1450 MHZ for odd transponder & 1650-2150 MHZ for even transponders.
    the longer the cable run the more signal loss occurs on high frequencies. From your original post you state 125' from dish to house and 225' from house to shop that looks like 350' total cable run.
     
  9. DISH1997

    DISH1997 New Member

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    Thanks for your reply. So does the inline amp work with stacked systems like mine. I seen the skywalker inline amp has 2400mhz 12 to 18 v pass throw. Im using rg6 solid copper. house to the shop. I still find it strange that the 222k worked fine. And the 722 work with 1 tuner only. Any other inline amps that would work good for my aplication. Thanks again for the info.
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  10. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    without knowledge how different tuners in 222 and 922, you shouldn't bring the argument here again and again

    check your cabling, replace F-connectors, perhaps water came into long cable or it been damaged under ground or near walls ...
     
  11. boba

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    Why do you have a run from the dish to the house, then from the house to the shop? The DP system was designed for maximum cable run of 200' you are at 350' so you were lucky the 222 worked. Shorten the cable run or put the 222 back in the shop.
     
  12. garys

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    And look into getting RG-11 for the garage run.
     
  13. scooper

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    Or put another dish for the garage - closer.
     
  14. Grandude

    Grandude RichardParker II

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    If line of sight was no problem, then that is exactly what I would do.
     
  15. DISH1997

    DISH1997 New Member

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    The reason my cables are so long my house in the middle of 100 year old oak trees. House is on the north side . Thats why I had to go with eastern arc. If I added another dish to the western arc. Looks like only veiw I have there. Wouldnt dish charge for another account for the shop. Cost of the dish would probly be as much for rg11.
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  16. boba

    boba Hall Of Fame

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    DISH charges by the account not by the number of dishes.
     
  17. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    I'm going to join the band of recommending a second dish. It will likely be cheaper than a run of RG11 and a whole lot easier to maintain.
     
  18. DISH1997

    DISH1997 New Member

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    Thanks for all the advise I did some Ebay shopping and relised your point. So I take it the receivers will work on either east or west arc .this will make it easyer installing new dish for shop. Also I noticed if I get good at aiming the dish I can take it camping also.;-) that would be awesome. Thanks again for all the info this is a great forum . Dish1997
    Also the Android app works great very cool.
     

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