Wind messing up the HD channels?

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  1. hjplano

    hjplano Cool Member

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    Hope this is the right place, here is the dilemma...

    HR20 on a 46" Samsung DLP

    Within the last few months, some of the HD channels get pixelized and/or broken up so bad its not even watchable. My theory is that its the WIND wobbling the dish enough to break up the signal, today was a fairly windy day, I can see the dish, which is essentially 3 stories up, but the dish best I can tell didn't move at all (today). I have an Apple TV sitting on top of the HR20, surely thats not it, even though both boxes run pretty hot. The standard def channels appear to be unaffected.

    Seems like 73 ESPN HD is not affected, it happens on HD food Network.

    Not sure what to do.
     
  2. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

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    What are you signals on SAT 103c?

    You may need a dish realignment.
     
  3. hjplano

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    That must be it, not sure what this means but here is the SAT 103c readings:

    Tuner 1 14%
    Tuner 2 17%

    So I take it, the dish needs to be re-aligned? We've had some pretty good storms here (DFW) lately, high winds, maybe it moved it.
     
  4. Michael D'Angelo

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    Yes it looks like it but please post all transponder signals on SAT 103c.
     
  5. hjplano

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    Thought you wanted a reading from a different screen, here it is.

    1-8: 0 0 0 0 0 0 NA NA
    9-16 NA NA NA NA NA NA 45 29
    17-24 20 0 15 28 40 0 42 65
    25-32 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

    What does it all mean??!??
     
  6. Michael D'Angelo

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    Yes you need a dish realignment. Your signals need to be in the high 80's if not all in the 90's on that SAT.

    So you should call DIRECTV and set up a service call.

    EDIT: That actually looks like SAT 103s not 103c.
     
  7. Radio Enginerd

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    If the readings you post are from 103c, you have a serious problem. Any multiswitches installed or do the wires come directly from your dish to your HR20?
     
  8. hjplano

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    I'm not sure on either of those questions but I appreciate the help, I'll call this week. Thanks again.
     
  9. Radio Enginerd

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    No problem. We are here to help.

    How many DirecTV receivers do you have in your home? What models? That response will answer the question about the multiswitch.

    Regardless, you probably need to have a DirecTV installer out to realign.
     
  10. Michael D'Angelo

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    hjplano, did you see my edit in post #6?
     
  11. hjplano

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    Two receivers, the HR20 and a old Hughes HBA-SA, not sure of the wiring.
     
  12. GTS

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    These are the transponder readings from sat 103s. Even though they are the spot beams and really only "your" beam should be in the 90s, the fact that none of them are even close does point to an alignment issue. If you take a look at the 103c readings you should notice that they are also low. Probably in the 60s judging by tp 24 on the 103s.

    Go ahead and post the signal readings from all the satellites, please label the matrices. Post both tuners, if they differ by more than 3 points.

    Good Luck
     
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