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My ESPN only works in SD since this morning.. HD gives a 771 error.. We just had Irma come through, so I guess it's possible the dish moved, but all other HD channels seem to be working? Im in Debary, Fl.. Anyone else experiencing this? Thanks..
 

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All of those channels are SD only. HD gives 771 error.


101 = 99-100-98-0-98-100-97-100 (similar on all transponders)
110 = 74-89-77
119 = 100-80-100-94-100-98-100-98-100-0-100
99ca = 37-73-35-72-0-68-0-60-59-0-51-0-35-0-49
99cb = 42-77-38-79-39-76-36-78-33-79-29-79-48-81
99s = very slow to respond with any numbers. 0-32-0 (took 30 seconds for those 3 to show up. the rest -- -- --)
103s = slow to respond. 0-0-0-0 65-76-35-54-52-80-26-66-65
103ca = 62-72-59-74-57-70-53-75-51-68-52-72-48-73-47-66
 

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Your signals are really poor, looks like dish alignment.99ca/cb/103ca/cb should all be in the high 80s, preferably mid 90s.
Ignore99s and 103s, they carry spotbeams delivering locals to specific cities so zero or low signals on most transponders are the norm. If you get your 99ca/cb and 103ca/cb signals aligned, your "own" transponders on 99s OR 103s will fall into place.
 

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The "s" satellites are spot beams and are always slow to load. Your signal levels on the national beams are too low, you need to realign the dish.
Unless you're in a market like LA where years ago DIRECTV apparently began, but then quickly abandoned a program to display only the local spotbeam tps. which carry the locals for your market. All others read as "N/A."

This then obviously makes the 99 and 103(s) screens here load the fastest of all the screens.

With only 2 active spotbeam tps. displaying on 99(s), and 3 on 103(s). N/A for everything else ...

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Call DIRECTV and find out. They may have a team in your area aligning other dishes and restoring service.
 

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They've done that in the past: storm goes through an area and *IF* there would have been a fee for a service call, they waive it. So never hurts to call and find out.

And don't be surprised if they call and do it earlier.
 

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Thanks for the help/info!!

Since 101 is pretty strong, should I choose a different satellite while trying to realign? Or just set 101 to "signal strength" and try and improve on it's number? Thanks again!
For the record, it's actually a case of using the 101 satellites to both "directly" peak 101 (the "coarse" alignment) and then to "indirectly" peak other satellites at 99 and 103 by fine tuning 101 through a dithering process which really requires an installation meter.

This is why others here smartly advised you to call DIRECTV as the easiest route. For while you may be able to use something like the receiver's builtin signal level screens to acceptably peak 101 for a coarse alignment. The fine tuning or vernier adjustment of dithering 101 to indirecty peak the much sharper Ka band response curves at 99 and 103 needs a professional alignment meter for the reasons illustrated. View attachment Slimline_Dish_Installation_Manual (1).pdf

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