Need help with Power Inserter

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by AllDayBastard, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. AllDayBastard

    AllDayBastard New Member

    Jul 31, 2020
    I have been having some signal issues lately and I have decided to try a Power Inserter. I have two DVRs. My dish/LNB is a 4 output with a built in multi switch. How do I install the Power Inserter? I have two coax lines per DVR up to the dish. Here is another question about my signal issues...I lose signal to a bunch of channels frequently, not all the time. Its almost like if there was a storm or something but the sky is clear and sunny. I have checked my signal strength and on one of the satellites I am getting 95-100 on most transponders, and then on the other 3-4 satellites signal strength varies between 40-60. Will installing Power Inserter fix this problem? I have had this setup for nearly 15 years now and just recently, last few months, have I started noticing this signal issue. THX IMG_0330.png
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    Welcome to the forum.

    A power inserter isn't going to work for you.

    The PI is for a SWiM, which you don't have.

    The low levels are the issue and the alignment would be the first thing to check.
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  3. AllDayBastard

    AllDayBastard New Member

    Jul 31, 2020
    Thank you for your quick response. I was starting to think that as well. Is there a special alignment tool I need to get other satellites in line? I believe my Azimuth and Elevation settings are correct
  4. WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Feb 9, 2008
    First things First --CHECK all your Outside EXPOSED RG-6 Connectors ---I suspect one ore more them are damaged --That will give those same issue's --DON"T monkey with the DISH --until you check your outside wiring first--Then if that doesn't resolve your issue -your aged LNB may be the issue.

    You would Then Need a LEGACY LNB ---NOT a SWM lnb
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  5. HoTat2

    HoTat2 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    Or even before this. . ..

    If you have the Protection Plan, or can afford and don't mind springing $99 for a service call. Call DIRECTV for a service call and let the tech. fix it.

    With the additional advantage here is that the tech will most likely upgrade you to a SWiM installation as well.

    Sent from my LM-V600 using Tapatalk
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