Well, normally the "Searching for sat signal" message has to do with the dish, but in my case the fact that it only happens when going to two channels, and it only happens briefly (the message itself only flashes on screen), Im not 100% sure its the dish (and neither are the installers). Im getting low to high 90's on almost every xponder on Sat A and C, but only low-mid 70's on the xponders on B.
It happens when switching to the two channels even from channels that are on the same sat. It happens when surfing to the channels, and when punching them in directly.
Im having major trouble getting my installers back out here. So far Ive eliminated the wire from the ground block to the receiver by replacing it with brand new RG6 (keep in mind, my install is only two weeks old anyway). Next up is a new receiver (my Hughes HD box arrives Monday). If the problem still shows up, the only thing that wouldnt have been eliminated would be the dish and everything on it, and the wiring from dish to ground block.
Very weird issue..........if you have any other suggestions Im open. And BTW, I always thought of Philips as a good name, and I dont mean to put them down by guessing the receiver is the problem. Its just that Im seeing weird things happening with it (like the power off problem, and more recently a channel up/down lockup........receiver receives IR signal but doesnt perform the action). They are always on the forefront of technology, and they are almost always behind the scenes in big-name products. If they came out with an HD receiver, I would buy it