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No problem here.

Please post back with your signal readings for each satellite's transponders (and both tuners if applicable). You'll find these readings under "Menu" -> "Setup" -> "System Setup" -> Satellite -> "View Signal Strength".

Fill in your readings for each satellite and tuner using these examples. A properly aligned dish will show 80-90s on most of the relevant transponders (although some will be low or zero):

Satellite transponders (32 total at 101º)
[Most of your standard definition channels are beamed from 101ºW]
1-8 # # # # # # # #
9-16 # # # # # # # #
17-24 # # # # # # # #
25-32 # # # # # # # #

Satellite transponders (3 total at 110º)
[Several HD channels are beamed from 110ºW]
1-8 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA #
9-16 NA # NA # NA NA NA NA

Satellite transponders (11 total at 119º)
[A few HD channels, local SD channels, and Spanish package]
17-24 NA NA NA NA NA # # #
25-32 # # # # # # # #

Satellite transponders (6 total at 99º(s)) [or 99º(b)]
[Local HD channels for some cities]
1-8 # # # # # # NA NA
9-16 NA NA NA NA NA NA # #
17-24 # # # # # # # #
[Note: these can be very slow to appear]

Satellite transponders (14 total at 99º(c)) [or 99º(a)]
[New national HD channels]
1-8 # # # # # # # #
9-16 # # # # NA NA NA NA
[Note, these can be very slow to appear]

Satellite transponders (16 total at 103º(s)) [or 103º(a)]
[Local HD channels for some cities]
1-8 # # # # # # NA NA
9-16 NA NA NA NA NA NA # #
17-24 # # # # # # # #
[Note, these can be very slow to appear]

Satellite transponders (16 total at 103º(c)) [or 103º(b)]
[Most national HD channels]
1-8 # # # # # # # #
9-16 # # # # # # NA NA
17-24 # NA NA NA NA # NA NA
 

· Mentor
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Well, the list posted above says [Note: these can be very slow to appear] for some of the sats. And they are in this screen.

And, it can take a minute or two for me to begin receiving signal when I first switch to a local HD or national HD channel other than the repeats in the 70s.

I'm wondering what is normal.
 

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Spiky said:
Well, the list posted above says [Note: these can be very slow to appear] for some of the sats. And they are in this screen.

And, it can take a minute or two for me to begin receiving signal when I first switch to a local HD or national HD channel other than the repeats in the 70s.

I'm wondering what is normal.
Yes, it does take a few minutes for some of these signal strengths to appear. And you will not get any signal on a few transponders just b/c they aren't currently being used. All you have to do is PEAK your satellite signal on 103(c), being sure must are in the low to mid 90's and you will be good on every other satellite.
 
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