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Problems with the Dish

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by DonnieBoston, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. DonnieBoston

    DonnieBoston New Member

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    UPDATE: So far so good. The Dish did not crash Friday night after an advanced tech grounded the cable wire and replaced my HD receiver with a 322 SD one. This morning before I left for work I had the TV on for one hour and still no picture freezes.

    I will keep you all posted. Thanks.
     
  2. lparsons21

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    Glad to hear your problems may be over, I know it can be very frustrating.
     
  3. DonnieBoston

    DonnieBoston New Member

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    "MAY" is the word. We will see what happens tonight. I remember the Dish worked for a whole night after the tech left, then the next day it went out again. The nice people at Dish gave me a $5.00 credit on my bill for the week it has been out. It's amazing they don't tell you that their HD receiver gives you less output than Direct TV.'s Instead they will try to blame the power source in my home, TV, and living close to the airport among other things.

    I just hope it's fixed once and for all. That's all I care about. I salute the third party techs for all they have done. And thanks for your comment, Iparsons.
     
  4. Skeeterman

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    I would like to explain some "important" facts here, DonnieBoston. There is "no way" you can blame your problems on Dish Network or any "sub class" Dish Technician. Millions of Dish subscribers have Dish 300, 500, 1000.2 and 1000.4 antennas with different model of receivers, and I would guess that 99.9% works and has for years. Your problem is in your home electrical system, and if you have steel or aluminum siding on the home and "it's" not grounded correctly, or any other issues with the electrical system there is a good possibility there's lies the culprit.
     
  5. DonnieBoston

    DonnieBoston New Member

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    Skeeterman, please explain to me why I never had a technical issue with Direct TV for 13 years? Or did this electrical problem I have in my home just occurred overnight? Trust me, Dish is the problem not my home. You will not bribe me because I'm not your average dumb person. Direct TV worked for 13 years and Dish all of a sudden has this problem. Common sense.
     
  6. DonnieBoston

    DonnieBoston New Member

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    For your information Skeeterman, the advanced tech tested my power in my house. He stuck a device in my outlet and reported that the electrical source in my home is perfectly fine. I forgot to mention this. So this sums up your theory of blaming the customer instead of the source where it is provided from.
     
  7. DonnieBoston

    DonnieBoston New Member

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    Also, Skeeterman, if you've read my previous posts, I wrote that I thanked all the technicians for all the work they have done in my home to resolve the issue. I have not blamed them for anything per what you wrote in your recent statement above. I'm not even verbaly blaming Dish, because it's such a good deal they have offered me that I just wanted the issue fixed, that's all. I do not want to leave them. To me it really doesn't matter who is at fault unless it can't be fixed. Because I don't want to be billed for something where I'm not getting any service. I just wanted the darn thing fixed so I can keep Dish. Get it????
     
  8. BNUMM

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    Skeeter is only trying to help. The tech that checked your outlet cannot check it with the equipment that an electrician has or that your local utility has. I worked for an electric utility for 22 years. Skeeter is correct in saying that if putting in a ground block corrects the problem then you are well advised to have all the grounding at your checked.
     
  9. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Yes... that's the key point... IF the grounding block solves the problem, it is indicative of other electrical problems that have the potential to cause other issues.

    I used to install two-way radios back in the day... I was checking an installation and found voltage on their antenna line... that was weird... there was not supposed to be power their unless the radio was transmitting...

    I ultimately tracked it down to a surge protector plugged into the wall. They swore they never had problems before, then admitted they had only recently bought that surge protector. Basically, the surge protector revealed that there was an improper ground somewhere in the building... and yet everything they had was working correctly.

    As a company responsible for servicing their two-way radios... I said that they should leave that surge protector unplugged until they could have their electrical wiring checked by a professional... otherwise we could not guarantee their radio would keep functioning.
     
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