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H20-100 & hr20-100

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by HDTVFreak07, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. HDTVFreak07

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    My H20-100 receiver does NOT do well when the air conditioner's on and running. On some HD channels, I've got nothing but pixeliations (I can't spell this word) while it's fine for my HR20-100. Could my H20 be a poor receiver?
     
  2. veryoldschool

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    It could be related to the quality of the AC power. It's not that uncommon for things like air conditioners to spit out noise on the power lines.
     
  3. ndole

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    Very true. I've run into more than a few instances where every time someone's dishwasher/dryer/furnace is running, things go haywire.
     
  4. HDTVFreak07

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    But it doesn't affect my HR20-100, which is closer to the air conditioner. Also, the H20-100 is connected to a separate power source and plugged into the APC (UPC?)??? If I get a new receiver, say h24, will it be better than the h20?
     
  5. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I've even read posts where the "power conditioner" was causing problems.
    It's hard to say whether another model would work any better. You might find if you moved the receiver to another circuit or phase off the transformer, that it won't have this problem.
     
  6. west99999

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    i think the H20 has a 3 prong power cord and the HR20 only has 2 it is most likely some bad wiring try breaking the 3rd ground prong off or if you have a 3-2 adapter use it and see if that fixes your problem
     
  7. HDTVFreak07

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    Both have 3 prong power cord.
     
  8. west99999

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    yeah i just noticed you said HR20-100 it does have a 3 prong power cord but still try it because the H20 is plugged into a different outlet you said and it may have the bad wiring.... i have seen this happen when the AC unit is like a window unit or wall unit that plugs in it could also be drawing the voltage away from the outlet is this the type AC you are talking about
     
  9. ndole

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    Could also be a reverse polarized outlet in the house somewhere. Feeding voltage over the house common ground. Some stbs will react differently than others depending on a lot of variables. Location, circuit, stb's sensitivity.. etc.
     

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