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Is this a LNB problem

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I have had a new KA/KU slimline installed for about 2 weeks. The past few days I have a problem not being able to tune to certain channels.

I did a signal strength test on two different recievers and on each sat.

On my old direct tivo when you do a signal test, it will go to the sat a transponder you were trying to watch. I have found that I have a problem with transponder 19 on 101. It comes and goes. When it is there, I have a signal of about 85 to 90, when it is out, I have 0. Also transponder 1 on 101 sometimes goes to 0 and sometimes is 85-90.

When the transponder reads 0 I have problems on certain channels. Also, when changing channels, sometimes the system pauses and I get a searching for signal message and then a few seconds later it might find the signal and it might not.

It does this on both my direct tivo and my H20. Most other transponders on 101 are 85-90.

I do not have any external switches.

This system worked flawlessly on the old 3 lnb dish.

Do I have a bad LNB?

I would think that the alignment is good because of the other transponders getting such good readings on same sat.
 

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Brantel said:
Is this a LNB problem

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I have had a new KA/KU slimline installed for about 2 weeks. The past few days I have a problem not being able to tune to certain channels.

I did a signal strength test on two different recievers and on each sat.

On my old direct tivo when you do a signal test, it will go to the sat a transponder you were trying to watch. I have found that I have a problem with transponder 19 on 101. It comes and goes. When it is there, I have a signal of about 85 to 90, when it is out, I have 0. Also transponder 1 on 101 sometimes goes to 0 and sometimes is 85-90.

When the transponder reads 0 I have problems on certain channels. Also, when changing channels, sometimes the system pauses and I get a searching for signal message and then a few seconds later it might find the signal and it might not.

It does this on both my direct tivo and my H20. Most other transponders on 101 are 85-90.

I do not have any external switches.

This system worked flawlessly on the old 3 lnb dish.

Do I have a bad LNB?

I would think that the alignment is good because of the other transponders getting such good readings on same sat.
I do not know if this is an lnb or the receiver. I have exactly the same problems with the AT9 dish. Tomorrow, they are supposed to come and install the new slimline dish. So far, they replaced all of the cabling and I am on my 4th HR20 - same problems.
 

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Don't think it is a receiver problem because it does it on my old and faithfull Phillips D* Tivo and my H20. Since I don't have an external switch, I think the new slimline Ka/Ku is bad.

I downloaded the transponder map and the channels I have problems with are on 101 transponder 17 and 19. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don't. When they don't, the signal reads 0 when they do, the signal reads 85-90. All other transponders seem fine.
 

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I had a similar transponder issue on an AT9. Every other transponder read 0 whenever the temp got to around 38 outside. Very odd I know. Due to a horrible install job, we sent an email to D* and called to report the installer. After 3 months, that email reached the Colorado offices. They called yesterday and had a head tech out to address the initial install, address the transponders, and install the dish where the 1st guy refused. He put the new Slimline up and we had all transponders last night when it was about 35 degrees.
 

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Just an update, the tech came out and saw my notes on what was going on here. He never questioned the fact that the tripple LNB on the slimline was bad so he replaced the entire 5 lnb head.

All is well now.

I wonder if this had anything to do with why my original HR20 was getting stuck on the 1 of 2 bootup screen?
 
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