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KVH Tracvision G4 with Vip722
Ok, I'm having a little bit of trouble.
First off, for anyone who searches for this on the internet:
YOU CAN GET HD CHANNELS THROUGH DISH NETWORK ON A KVH TRACVISION WITHOUT THE HD ADAPTER ON THE 110w SATELLITE. DON'T BOTHER WITH DIRECTV.
Ok, now that that is out of the way (and sorry for the caps, but nowhere, anywhere, was I able to find that little bit of information until I actually tried it myself), here's my question:
Does anyone know if the Tracvision is a "Dishpro" satellite? The Vip722 keeps giving me the "there is an error with your switch" screen and making me retest it every day because it won't give me signal on the second tuner through the diplexer. What I'm trying to figure out here is if I need to get a powered switch, specifically the DPP 44, to get input 2 working, or if I'm going to have to get the 810 and give up on having an HD DVR.
Or, is there a single-tuner HD DVR? I'm guessing that if I only have a single tuner, I won't be getting a "Switch" error, because there won't be a switch to error out. I'd prefer to have the DVR in HD, but I'd rather have HD however I can get it, and if I have to go single tuner to get rid of the error, then, I'll do that.
So, to recap:
The Tracvision antennas *can* get HD channels from the 110 satellite without having to purchase that $1000 multi-switch they sell for DirecTV.
It isn't getting any signal through the switch that came with the Vip722 to input 2, causing a switch error every time the thing comes out of standby requiring me to re-test the dish.
I'm wondering if a DPP 44 will fix that, or if there is a single-tuner HD DVR.
Any help will be appreciated
09-28-2007 04:42 PM