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Sorry I'm a noob and this is a first post but I'm getting frustrated. Here's the issue:

I occasionally get the 771 message searching for sat in 2 and the occasional blank recording. Up until recently it's only been on TNT and I could care less but now they've moved the soccer channels and it's affecting them. It always occurs on certain channels (75, 245, 619, 621 confirmed so far)

When I test signal strength I get 90-100 on all but 26 on tuner1
On 2 I get 0s for 5,6,7,8, 9,10, 11, 18, 26 and low signals on 2,3, 13, 15

I've tried reseting and I also switched my input one and two and the problem remains on tuner 2 only. This leads me to believe it's an issue with the box itself.

I was wondering if anyone had any troubleshooting tips I could try besides calling DTV which I'll do shortly when they're open. Thanks in advance.
 

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phanatic11 said:
......When I test signal strength I get 90-100 on all but 26 on tuner1
On 2 I get 0s for 5,6,7,8, 9,10, 11, 18, 26 and low signals on 2,3, 13, 15

I've tried reseting and I also switched my input one and two and the problem remains on tuner 2 only. This leads me to believe it's an issue with the box itself.....
101/tp 26 is a spot beam, so that one's OK. When you switched your inputs, did you also switch the BBC's or just the antenna lines?

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101/tp 26 is a spot beam, so that one's OK. When you switched your inputs, did you also switch the BBC's or just the antenna lines?

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I switched them where they go into the box, downstream of the BBCs. I tried a cold shutdown (unplugged it) overnight and it seems to have fixed it for now though this has been an intermittent problem for a while. I was hoping someone might be able to tell me if I need to hound DTV for a new box or if it's something fixable in a software upgrade or something. Thanks.
 

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Yup, it's amazing what weird problems that'll fix. I guess it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world if you had to do an overnight cold reboot once every week or so versus losing your recordings in a receiver replacement. At least you could start working on cleaning up your drive. You need to swap those BBC's around right now to see if the same tuner is effected if it happens again.....
 
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