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Even numbered transponders on 103(c) are zero, odds ok.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by JeffStryk, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Jan 5, 2009 #1 of 10
    JeffStryk

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    If the odd numbered 103(c) transponders are ok but the even numbered 103(c) transponders are zero, is that an aiming issue or something else? Other birds are ok.
     
  2. Jan 5, 2009 #2 of 10
    litzdog911

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    Most likely it's a loose, moist or corroded connector at your dish or multiswitch. But be sure to verify that the B-Band Converter (BBC) modules are properly connected.

    Do you have other HD Receivers or DVRs? Do they also have this problem?
     
  3. Jan 5, 2009 #3 of 10
    JeffStryk

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    I only have one HR22. SWM & AM21 setup. Installed 2 months ago. Seems like I started having problems with CNNHD, TLCHD, FXHD (and all 103(c) HD programs on even transponders) after a software update or windy week here on the East coast. But I discounted the wind messing up my dish aim because all 103(c) HD programs on odd transponders are fine.

    I did a google image search on BBCs because I don't know what they are. The only thing on the back of my HR22 is a power brick (for the SWM). Tomorrow I'll climb the roof and check fittings.
     
  4. Jan 5, 2009 #4 of 10
    VAman

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    Hope this helps.



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  5. Jan 5, 2009 #5 of 10
    miketorse

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    BBC's should not be used with the SWM setup. So they are correctly not on your HR22.
     
  6. Jan 5, 2009 #6 of 10
    bakers12

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    If you have only been a DirecTV customer for two months, you are still in the 90-day warranty period, so it should be fixed for free.
     
  7. Jan 5, 2009 #7 of 10
    n3ntj

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    I see this actual same problem but only on my R10. My HR20-700 is OK. The problem comes and goes, however, so I haven't been able to figure out the cause.
     
  8. Jan 5, 2009 #8 of 10
    psweig

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    I have had this problem on all receivers (HR20-100, HR20-700, HR23-700) since D11 lit up. I have BBC modules on the two hr20's, but none on the HR23 since that's handled internally. I tried stuff like moving the cables coming from the WB68 around, with no change. I have been putting off calling a CSR, as I would rather have a root canal, but I guess I better get over that. :D
     
  9. Jan 6, 2009 #9 of 10
    JeffStryk

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    Ok, I climbed the roof today and found the one connector to the LNB in good shape. But what I discovered is that there is a little play in the support arm to LNB attachment. I folded a piece of paper and stuck it in the space under the LNB which elevated it slightly (and I mean *slightly*) and I got some of the even transponders (not all). So I'm guessing that my problem is dish aim after all. I'll call Directv for realignment.

    It's strange though. Why would the odd transponders be ok? I guess the 103(c) tolerance is *very* tight.
     
  10. litzdog911

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    Yes, aiming tolerances for the 99 and 103º Ka-band satellites are very tight. Check out the installation videos here if you want to tweak your dish alignment, once you've securely fastened it ...
    http://www.solidsignal.com/dtvkuka
     

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