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So, I have three HR20-700s that I have installed for years without problems. Nothing too exotic with the install--they are all off a mutli-switch and I have whole-house networking wired Ethernet connections to each box.

A couple of years ago, I started to get some pixelation and freezes on UFC pay-per-view recordings, which was irritating, but not enough for me to care. Over the last couple of months, things have deteriorated considerably to the point that I get get freezes, pixelation and audio drops on almost every show.

I have had DTV out a couple of times but they--they tired re-aligning the switch and replaced the multi-switch, but to no avail.

If I run the system test, it usually passes (complains about no phone line), however, every once in a while, it will complain about satellite dish alignment.

I have the protection plan, but DTV has been less than helpful, so I am left to my own devices and you guys! I have done the usual stuff with RBRs and the like, so looking for hints on what I can look at next...?

Thanks,

Omar
 

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Thanks for the quick response.

So, I see problems on at least two of the receivers--the third is in my son's playroom, so I am not sure about that one.

As far as signal strength (BTW, I have a Slimline-3 dish), here you go (I checked both tuners and the values were consistent):

Satellite transponders (32 total at 101º)
[Most of your standard definition channels are beamed from 101ºW]
1-8 95 95 94 98 95 97 94 98
9-16 95 96 95 99 95 98 95 98
17-24 94 60 95 100 95 99 95 98
25-32 95 0 95 65 96 98 95 99

Satellite transponders (16 total at 99º(s))
[Local HD channels for some cities]
1-8 97 0 95 0 92 0 NA NA
9-16 NA NA NA NA NA NA 99 0
17-24 99 100 0 0 64 69 96 99
[Note: these can be very slow to appear]

Satellite transponders (14 total at 99º(c))
[National HD channels]
1-8 88 93 86 88 85 91 86 89
9-16 82 91 86 88 88 94 NA NA
[Note, these can be very slow to appear]

Satellite transponders (16 total at 103º(s))
[Local HD channels for some cities]
1-8 0 0 0 0 0 0 NA NA
9-16 NA NA NA NA NA NA 96 0
17-24 99 100 0 27 0 0 95 97
[Note, these can be very slow to appear]

Satellite transponders (16 total at 103º(ca))
[National HD channels beamed from D12 satellite]
1-8 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
9-16 89 88 89 86 85 84 89 85
17-24 83 82 89 85 85 82 91 90

Satellite transponders (14 total at 103º(cb))
[National HD channels beamed from D10 satellite]
1-8 87 91 86 85 85 91 85 86
9-16 85 90 86 89 88 92 NA NA
17-24 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
 

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I don't think so--the problems have been going on for several months and weather generally is not a problem here--rarely see any kind of rain fade issue. There are also no obstructions to the dish itself.

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