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In the past I have noticed with all older (non-HD) receivers, if you lost signal for a brief time due to bad weather, it would just report "Searching for satellite signal..." or you would get pixelation - You could leave it at the channel where signal was lost, and eventually it returns to normal once the weather clears after a few minutes or so.

With the HR24 (using a slimline sl-3 SWiM) I noticed if you lose the signal, it doesn't return after the weather clears. The screen remains black / or pixelated (stuck) UNLESS you change the channel.

Is this normal? It has happened twice so far during some heavy rains . I was going to test this theory by blocking the signal on the dish to see if I can reproduce it again.
 

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I have a HR24-500. When signal is lost due to rain fade I get the "Searching for satellite signal" message but reception returns after the weather clears. Try resetting your receiver. Also check your satellite signal strengths.
 

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strengths are good overall, average of low to mid 90s on all sats, there have been no issues with signal that I can tell. I guess i will try blocking the lnb with my hand, or some object for a brief time and see what happens on the receiver side.
 

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Relativity said:
strengths are good overall, average of low to mid 90s on all sats, there have been no issues with signal that I can tell. I guess i will try blocking the lnb with my hand, or some object for a brief time and see what happens on the receiver side.
Have you reset your receiver?
 

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Relativity said:
With the HR24 (using a slimline sl-3 SWiM) I noticed if you lose the signal, it doesn't return after the weather clears. The screen remains black / or pixelated (stuck) UNLESS you change the channel
I have the same receiver and I have had this same problem before. Sometimes it comes back after the loss of signal, but other times, it is frozen or black until I change the channel.
 

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D_Thomas said:
I have the same receiver and I have had this same problem before. Sometimes it comes back after the loss of signal, but other times, it is frozen or black until I change the channel.
thanks for the reply. I tried to reproduce the problem by blocking the lnb, the signal was lost but it returned properly after I unblocked it. My theory is that it requires the signal to gradually degrade, so it starts pixellating the video - at some point a failure causes the screen to freeze and the signal does not return unless you change the channel.
 

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D_Thomas said:
I have the same receiver and I have had this same problem before. Sometimes it comes back after the loss of signal, but other times, it is frozen or black until I change the channel.
I get this also, but with only the sy-fi channel and I don't even have to lose the signal.

I'm NOT about to replace this HR24 for the 3rd time.
 

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underlord2 said:
I get this also, but with only the sy-fi channel and I don't even have to lose the signal.

I'm NOT about to replace this HR24 for the 3rd time.
that might not be the same issue, but maybe you can check what transponder Sy-Fi (maybe someone here can tell you which transponder this channel is on) and you can check your signal strengths for that specific transponder.

In both times where encountred this problem, the channel was left on a 101 sat SD channel (like GSN)
 

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"Relativity" said:
that might not be the same issue, but maybe you can check what transponder Sy-Fi (maybe someone here can tell you which transponder this channel is on) and you can check your signal strengths for that specific transponder.

In both times where encountred this problem, the channel was left on a 101 sat SD channel (like GSN)
Your channels are broken down into two volts 13v_is odd channels and 18v_is even channels and on a swim system is on frequncey's
 
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