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    4 foot ground rod dish approved ???

    i was on a retail sight. they sold a copper 4 foot ground rod. says approved for direct t.v. and dish network. whats the deal guys...right or wrong ???
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    Dish 622 Some TV2 Channels are Snowy

    check each connector and make sure that nothing is touching the copper wire. if one hair of the braiding is touching then you will get snow on the picture.
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    POLL:what sat.meter used and why ?

    Im wondering which satellite meters you techs are using and why you like em. Loved mu birdog when i was with direct t.v. but it doesn't work so well powering a dish pro plus...:confused:
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    i need a good sat meter for installs ?

    its getting old. doesn't hold charge so good anymore. birdog site says its not strong enough to work with DP pro plus. i get the 119 and 129 half of the time but not the 110. says it needs the receiver hooked to provide proper power.
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    i need a good sat meter for installs ?

    thanks thanks...a little high priced for right now. anybody know about the acutrac 111 ???
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    i need a good sat meter for installs ?

    is there a good sat finder that will power the dish pro plus and 1000.2 dish and lnb.. my birdog doesn't provide enough power without having a receiver also hooked up for additional power....thanks in advance for your help
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    radio remote for t.v.1..???

    is there any way to be able to hide the receiver and still be able to use your remote without the need for line of sight ??
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    cant get 129 on check switch ?? help

    yeah, everything else is great, all channels are playing, just missing a lot of hi def
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    cant get 129 on check switch ?? help

    thanks friend, i will try that tomorrow and thanks to all others for your input
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    cant get 129 on check switch ?? help

    thanks mate, ill try that for sure...
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    cant get 129 on check switch ?? help

    thanks, ill try that along with anything else i hear of.
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    cant get 129 on check switch ?? help

    its 121 here in indiana. the mount is dead level and the birdog shows all three with a fine signal, thanks for your input my friend
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    cant get 129 on check switch ?? help

    the birddog is programed to see each one as well as many others. 99% on 110, 99% on 119 and about 70% on 129... i just dont get it, thanks anyway friend
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    cant get 129 on check switch ?? help

    it shows 110 next 119 next just a dead X like you wood on dvr only with 500 dish....the birddog is programmed to find the 129 and if i hook it up to the coax just before the seperator...it still shows a good signal. ive changed lnb also the separator and as i said before, my own hi def dvr at...
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    cant get 129 on check switch ?? help

    how do you update the software ?? also i took my own hidef dvr to his home and got the same results....man, im lost...thanks for the advice
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    cant get 129 on check switch ?? help

    p.s...i also took my own hi def dvr to the customers home and the check switch only gave mine the 110 and 119 but not the 129 even though its fine on my system......i give up...lol
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    cant get 129 on check switch ?? help

    check switch shows green on 110 and 119 but not on 229. how do you start a software download..it never offers one also i havnt seen this "lock" screen for mentioned....still lost here....any other help with this ????....help...thanks...vern
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    cant get 129 on check switch ?? help

    im a new tech with a very small outfit. installed hi def dvr using bird dog and shows good signal on 110, 119, and 129 but wont show 129 on the check switch. tried two receivers, two lnb,s , and two different separators. bird dog even shows 129 inside home just before going into receiver. i even...
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