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Multisat in Jacksonville, FL question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by walters, Feb 22, 2006.

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  1. walters

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    OK, so I was diagnosing a problem for my in-laws' HDVR2 this weekend, and in the process I'm pretty sure I accidentally convinced it that it's connected to a round dish. So I don't think it's going to see the other satellites. First thing I thought was that it might not see locals (ouch), but it seemed to do just fine in that area. So how badly have I messed them up? Is the multi-sat requirement for Jax something that pre-dates spotbeams or something?

    BTW, problem I was diagnosing (have determined their HDVR2 is bad, possibly hit by lightning like a lot of other stuff in their house): Tuner 1 is fine, but tuner 2 can't see any odd transponders. :confused: I swapped cables and disconnected each tuner, but the problem doesn't leave tuner 2. I'm fairly sure tuner 2 on a hardware level has lost the ability to send DC to do the switch.

    Due to the apparently failed hardware, and the fact that it wants to do an auto-detect (or at least validate what you've told it), I'm pretty sure it's stuck on round dish forever now.
     
  2. walters

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    Really? Nobody? Let me ask a simpler question: is there a list of what channels are on which satellites so I can figure out for myself what they won't be able to receive?
     
  3. CCarncross

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    In summary, All normal programming is on 101....some locals are on other sats....international programming is on another sat(s).....

    http://www.lyngsat.com/packages/directvusa101.html

    maybe slightly outdated but as you can see, its pretty much all the regular channels....

    http://www.lyngsat.com/packages/directvusa119.html

    All spot beams for locals.....

    http://www.lyngsat.com/packages/directvusa110.html

    All the hi-def content

    http://www.lyngsat.com/packages/directvusa72.html

    More locals, requires a seperate dish
     
  4. Greg Bimson

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    Just locals and some HD. The foreign language pacakages are also there, including Para Todos.
     
  5. carl6

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    The oval dish allows reception of two additional satellites, 110 and 119. I believe you need 110 for hi-def, and 119 for some local channels, and for most Spanish language channels. Everything else comes in on 101.

    This site should show what transponders dtv uses. It isn't coming up for me right now though (I have used it in the past)
    www.widemovies.com/dtvtransponders.html

    It does sound like the DVR is bad and needs to be replaced.

    Carl
     
  6. walters

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    OK, I'm confused, then. I'm pretty sure I checked locals after breaking the HDVR2 config. But according to the above, they shouldn't be able to get locals without seeing 119.
     
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