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10-12-2004 12:25 PM #1
THE OFFICAL DIRECTV QUESTIONS THREAD
I am having problems with receiving all transponder links. I installed a 3LNB oval dish, but, for example #231 Food Channel or #545 FLIX channel will not show. Troubleshooting I found that transponder 1, 3, 4, 12, 20 have zero signal and 2 takes a long time to signal lock, sometimes too long. My signal strength on all other transponders is 90-100. What am I doing wrong? I have w local antenna connected to the same canle through a setallite signal splitter. I do not watch local TV and DirectTV at the same time.
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10-13-2004 10:38 AM #2
I would check Line of site...
is your receiver set up for 3 LNB in the menu?
10-13-2004 03:33 PM #3SatelliteGuys Freshman
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I have a Hughs HIRD-D2 receiver. Where can I adjust for a 3LNB dish in this receiver? D* states to use RG-6 cable vs. RG-59. What is the difference in cables if I do not use RG-6?
10-14-2004 12:06 AM #4moderator
JMSTAMU.....The main difference between RG-6 and Rg-59 cable is that Rg-6 will have a lot less siginal loss than RG-59.also Rg-59 could not allow some of the channel frequencys to pass and that could be why you do not get a siginal on some of your transponders.I would check this first.hope this helps..................DIGITAL~DAN
10-14-2004 06:22 AM #5Professional Amatuer
10-14-2004 12:33 PM #6Supporting Founder
What do stations base your DNS eligibilty on?
Now looking at the map the green circle represents my house. The NBC station in Lancaster (blue dot) claims I can pick up a grade B signal and denied my waivers. Which I am working on getting resolved.
Now while working on my parents I noticed that they (yellow dot) are being claimed by no Philly stations at all. However a ABC,CBS,NBC and Fox stations out of Harrisburg (red dot) claim grade b signals for them. None of these stations claim myself (green) or my aunt (pink) as being able to receive their signal.
When I looked up my aunts (pink) address not a single station says she can pick up a signal at her house she is eligible for DNS on every station.
I also looked up my inlaws (black dot on a B & W map ) have only Philly stations claiming they can receive grade a signals.
The whole thing just seems completely random a station in Lancaster claims I can receive their signal but claims my aunt who is further south can not. Several Harrisburg station claim my parents can receive them but about 20 miles closer to Harrisburg they claim I can not receive any.
Just thought it was odd. and I know my map sucks