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Help! I'm expecting my installer any minute and he was telling me on the phone that Directv is moving AWAY from rather than TO th 99 satellite with MPEG 4.

I think that's wrong.

Anyway, I've got signal strengths in the teens on my 99 transponders that get it at all.

Could you step up and confirm/disabuse him of this notion?
 

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The bulk of the HD channels are on the 103(c), and new National HDs and many added HD locals are going to the 99. And yes MPEG-4 all over the 99 :)

The 99 SAT is D11 - it's brand new so there wouldn't be much to remove ;)
 

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Keep in mind as well there's 99(c) and 99(s).

C = CONUS (Nat'l)
S = Spotbeams (Locals "pointed" in certain markets).

I'm in Boise, so my 99(s) is mostly 0's or low numbers from surrounding Spots.

The installer needs to get the 99(c) up there for sure though.
 

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Canis Lupus said:
If your 99 is in the teens, where's your 101 signal wise? also your 103 (c)? and the status of each tuner for those SATs?
101 is
88 91 87 35 88 85 89 95
87 93 89 36 91 97 89 97
87 99 88 63 89 96 86 96
88 54 86 99 87 96 84 97

103 (c)
88 87 87 84 85 85 86 83
85 83 87 85 83 83 NA NA
NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA (hey hey hey, kiss him goodbye:lol: )
 

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tomparker said:
101 is
88 91 87 35 88 85 89 95
87 93 89 36 91 97 89 97
87 99 88 63 89 96 86 96
88 54 86 99 87 96 84 97

103 (c)
88 87 87 84 85 85 86 83
85 83 87 85 83 83 NA NA
NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA (hey hey hey, kiss him goodbye:lol: )
That's Steam_y :)
 

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OK is the installer there yet?

How old is this installation?

What type of dish is this?

Do you have a multiswitch?

Just at first glance I'm having a hard time reconciling how those 99 numbers could be so low while the 101 and 103 are so much higher.

Are the numbers about equal on the 2nd tuners for those SATs?
 

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Canis Lupus said:
OK is the installer there yet? Supposedly any minute

How old is this installation?
Original HR 20 install: November 07
Service call to check everything: August 18th
What type of dish is this? Slimline 5 LNB

Do you have a multiswitch? Yes... and it checks out

Just at first glance I'm having a hard time reconciling how those 99 numbers could be so low while the 101 and 103 are so much higher.

Are the numbers about equal on the 2nd tuners for those SATs?[ Yes/QUOTE]
 

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OK - if those signals you're reporting are the same across all tuners and all receivers in your house, I'd be a bit suspicious of possibly a faulty LNB Assembly.

Double-check those numbers on all tuners in your house.

Does anyone else have ideas? I can't wrap my mind around the huge differences in the numbers without thinking moisture or something else at some point damaged the 99 part of the LNB.

EDIT: The multiswitch is a Zinwell WB68 correct?
 

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Oh yeah - guess I should have asked if you had channels. :lol:

evan_s said:
Specifically espn, espn 2, tnt and all the other old mpeg 2 channels are now mirrored on 99c in mpeg 4. Check the 200+ version of the channels to see if they come in.
mcbeevee said:
Are these numbers on both the HR20 and HR21? One of my HR20's loses it's 99c signal strength numbers occasionally, but after a restart, they come back.

:)
 
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