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  1. mloiterman

    I get ESPNHD on ch73 but not ch206. HBO on 70 but not 501...

    I have this same issue and am scheduled for a realignment today. 501, 537, etc are very pixelated and frequently drop out altogether. Although I do get picture some times. My signals on 99 a/b (c/s) are quite low. 99a has most in the low 70s - like 70 or 71. 99b has some signals in the...
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    East Coast National Upgrade Last Night(8/29)

    Got it in Chicago suburbs.
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    Ground needed with pole install?

    So what should be done to correct this?
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    Ground needed with pole install?

    Fair enough, but is that was has been done in my case? I can't tell?
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    Ground needed with pole install?

    Looks like he didn't ground the dish outside. But the previous installer installed a ground block inside where the dish cables enter the house. That grounding block is connected, with a wire, to what looks like another grounding block that is wrapped around some electrical conduit. That...
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    Ground needed with pole install?

    Stupid question: Is a ground wire still needed with a dish mounted to a pole installed into the ground?
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    5LNB: fascia mount vs. pole

    OK, I guess I'll go with the pole. So, I guess I need to go with a 3' hole, 2 80 lbs bags of Quickcrete. Three questions: 1. If they dig the hole and pour the concrete, can they mount the dish the same day? 2. Do I need to worry about drainage? I live in IL, the ground is ALL clay...
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    5LNB: fascia mount vs. pole

    Last Thursday, I was supposed to have my Phase III upgraded to the 5LNB. My existing dish is mounted to the fascia of my home. It has been this way since 2004 and I have had 0 problems. It's nice, clean, out of the way, and unobtrusive. Pictures: (Pictures Removed, was causing error for...
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    Installer recommendation in the Chicago/Naperville IL area?

    I'm looking for a good local guy too. I'm switching to a 5 LNB so I think I need a pole installed in my yard. I don't want sloppy work and I'm willing to pay for quality work!
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    Slimline and new multiswitch

    My BBCs came with my H20s. I don't even understand what they're for. Is it ok to add them in now, with my Phase III? So, is that Zinwell the right switch? Also, when I have the slimline installed, is there anything to watch out for? I guess I should just make sure everything is peaked...
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    Slimline and new multiswitch

    I'm getting ready to order my slimline from DirecTV. When I order, will DTV provide me with a new multiswitch or do I need to get my own? If they do provide me with one, is it of poor quality? Is this one still the suggested multiswitch for the new slimline dish: Zinwell WB68 Wide Band 6x8...
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    AT9/Mpeg4 compatible with 4x8?

    DTV TiVo Dealer: I don't see that unit on your site. Do you offer it, and if so, is there any discount for forum members for that particular piece. If not, is this: http://www.2000networks.com/accessories/switches/multi-switch_zinwell_wb68_6x8.html a decent place and price? Also, is...
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    AT9/Mpeg4 compatible with 4x8?

    I have a Terk 4x8 that I'm using with the oval 3 LNB dish. It works great and I have no problems. I'm thinking of upgrading to the new AT9/Mpeg 4 dish. Will it be compatible with my Terk?
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    Blank incoming call

    Under System Info it says: "Past Upgrade: 0X1027 Mon 12/5 at 4:14a" which is about when it started. So is this the version with the buggy CID? If so, anyone have any idea when this will be fixed? It's not the end of the world if I have to turn it off, but it would be nice if it worked...
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    Blank incoming call

    My two D10 boxes keep showing blank Incoming Call caller ID boxes. They're coming at random times when nobody would be calling like right now at 12:43 in the AM. It's about -4 F here in Chicago so I thought that might have something to do with it, as this has only started to happen with the...
  16. mloiterman

    HD SharkTale Stuttering 9.3.05

    So, clearly it isn't an equipment or signal issue, but some sort of encoding issue. Is there anything we can do? This is the first time I've ever noticed anything like this.
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    HD SharkTale Stuttering 9.3.05

    I was watching the premiere of SharkTale in HD on HBO this evening (9.3.05) and noticed about 50% into the show an extremely annoying video stutter that would crop up every few seconds. Sound was not impacted at all. It got so bad that we had to turn it off. Other HD programs are fine. Sat...
  18. mloiterman

    Signal Strength

    I'm getting on average about 85% on 110A, 65% on 110C and 85% on 119B. Is this acceptable? I have a completely unobstructed view of the sky. I don't ever lose signal except in a decent rain storm. I wonder, however, if my signal was stronger it might hold on a bit longer in rain. Is it...
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