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What could this problem be?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by SledgeHammer, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. SledgeHammer

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    I had my HR20 and 5LNB sat working fine for years. Equipment or wiring hasn't been touched in 3 to 5 yrs. All working perfectly.

    This morning I woke up and a lot of my HD channels are out. SD channels work fine.

    Rebooted... same situation.

    Checked signal strength. 101, 110 and 119 transponders are all 85 - 100.

    99 and 103 are in the 20's. Thats where the HD channels come from right?

    Sounds like the dish just needs to be aligned? Doesn't sound like a hardware / multi-switch / wiring issue if its just the HD channels and I'm getting a weak signal on them?

    We had a solid weeks worth of rain about 3 weeks ago, so its kind of weird it stops working 3 weeks later.
     
  2. Mcmiller519

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    Could be out of line, bad fitting,lnb,or switch or even b bands
     
  3. SledgeHammer

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    Thanks. Got a tech coming tommorow. I hope its just the dish alignment and I can keep him outside. I just loath having service people in my house. They always leave a path of destruction everywhere. Not just DTV guys, but trades people in general. They just want to get in and out as fast as possible and don't care about what damage they do on the way :mad:.
     
  4. Shades228

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    Maybe hell froze over and it's just ice build up.
     
  5. Mcmiller519

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    They will have to come inside
     
  6. ndole

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    That's a bit unfriendly and presumptuous.
     
  7. SledgeHammer

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    :D Not really. Just my personal experience thats all.

    electrician -> Dinged up and scraped a bunch of walls. My house is relatively new, so the builder caulked around the wall plates. The electrician couldn't even take the 2 seconds to cut the caulking. Instead he just ripped the plate off with a screw driver taking a bunch of drywall with it.

    tile guy -> Dirty hand prints over all the walls, damaged concrete patio, got sealant on wood trim and damaged the finish and stained carpets in multiple spots.

    mattress delivery guy -> decided to throw the old mattress down the stairs and slam it into the wall making a big dent.

    landscaping guy -> ground bunch of dirt all over the patio that wouldn't come off with the hose.

    patio cleaning guy -> destroyed the landscaping

    So thats why I try to avoid these guys like the plauge ;).
     
  8. Richierich

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    You don't post where you live but maybe cold has affected the LNB or wind moved your dish slightly out of alignment or you could have had frozen connectors that need to be replaced.

    My problem was rain got into the connector and then it froze so he had to replace the connector and put a rubber boot on it to keep out moisture.
     
  9. David MacLeod

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    so you come here asking installers for advice while insulting them.
    classy....
     
  10. ndole

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    Some (most) of us are professionals that take our jobs seriously ;)
     
  11. RobertE

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    The "help" can usually sense the elitism in the air and act accordingly, as you have discovered.
     
  12. SledgeHammer

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    Well, to be fair, all my experiences were during the housing bubble when everybody and their mom was suddenly a home renovation expert. I've been way to turned off to do anything since :).
     
  13. SledgeHammer

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    Hmm... I had to go to dictionary.com and look up elitism to make sure I knew what it meant. The way you used it in that sentence it almost sounded like elitism meant "a person who hires somebody to do a job and expects that person to do that job professionally and not damage everything else" :D.

    You know, like if I go to the mechanic, I expect to not have to repaint my car afterwards... I'm such an elitist ba$tard :D.
     

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