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Suddenly Lost Most HD Channels
Hi gang. Within the last week, I have suddenly lost most of my HD channels(I still have my locals - Minneapolis - ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, HDNET, DHT, HBO). All of the HD channels have always came in fine until last week.
From the limited knowledge I have, I believe that the missing channels are on the 103 bird. I am getting the searching for satellite signal (771) error. Here is what I have checked and done so far.
1) View signal strength - 103(a) and 103(b) show up as 0 on all available transponders
2) Dish still appears to be pointed correctly on roof and nothing new appears to be obstructing view.
3) I have reset the receiver several times and have gone through the satellite setup several times.
4) Verified b-band converter in place.
Any suggestions? I have a h20-600 which I am thoroughly getting sick of (reboots once to twice a day now). Is it possible this is part of the problem? Is it possible that the b-band converter is hosed?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am really trying to avoid having to setup a D* house-call.
06-11-2008 12:18 AM
Might be the b-band converter is somehow nogood..Call directv and have them send you a replacement of the b-band converters..
ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, HDNET, DHT, HBO are not on the 103C(B) they are on the 110/119
Originally Posted by thrillpac
That is correct. That is why I still get those channels. Sorry, perhaps that was not clear. It is the HD channels on 103 that I am not getting.
Originally Posted by grydlok
What are your average numbers on 101/110/119? If the 101 is high 80's and below you need to get your dish peaked.
Your missing channels are from DirecTV10 and show up on the 103(b) signal strength screen. 103(a) has only spotbeamed locals and since I believe your locals are from 99 it's possible that all zero on 103(a) is correct - have you ever had signals on 103(a)? If you are getting all zero signals on 103(b) then there are a couple of possibilities. First, and most likely, is a faulty BBC. Second is a MAJOR misalignment of the dish. What are your numbers on 101 and 119?
From there it gets a bit more complicated. Do you have a multiswitch?
If your dish is aligned correctly, and you do not have a multiswitch, it could be a failure of the 103 LNB at the dish, or of the dish built-in multiswitch. But until you have checked alignment and tried a new BBC, it's not worth speculating.
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