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OSD771

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I finally got directv after not being able to have it for 6 months due to a lame landlord.

I managed to install it inside pointing out a window. I only get about 70% signal strength on sats 101-119 with the window open. Then with the window closed I get osd 920 has not received guide data for last hour. But it works fine other than osd 771 searching for sat signal on a few lame channels I don't even watch.

it took me about 4 different trys to find the right window and the right mounting height and position in the room that I got best signal. But I have it and I love it. :)
 
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Congrats and enjoy :)
 
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I'd strongly suggest looking for different digs as the problem will only get worse when you decide you need HD.
 
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OSD771 said:
I finally got directv after not being able to have it for 6 months due to a lame landlord.

I managed to install it inside pointing out a window. I only get about 70% signal strength on sats 101-119 with the window open. Then with the window closed I get osd 920 has not received guide data for last hour. But it works fine other than osd 771 searching for sat signal on a few lame channels I don't even watch.

it took me about 4 different trys to find the right window and the right mounting height and position in the room that I got best signal. But I have it and I love it. :)

Oh wow! I'd have to say that's pretty impressive! Maybe you could close the window and then search for the signal so you never have to open the window :)
 
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Window glass is a relatively effective barrier to satellite signals. Low-E glass, with its deposited metal coating, effectively stops satellite signals.

The solution may lie in replacing the conventional glass with plexiglass. Polycarbonate will NOT work.
 
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Do you need 119? If you go 101 only you'll probably get rid of that guide data issue, and get a better signal centering on just the one satellite.
 
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I was planning on replacing it with plexiglass. I tried searching for signal with the window closed for about 30 mins. It is a double paned window so maybe its just reflecting the signal?

I have HD, I'm using slimline, swm 3 and hr24
 
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No, the screen blocks signal completely. So its removed.
 
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It is a double paned window so maybe its just reflecting the signal?
As I said, glass is a pretty effective barrier. Two panes are better than one at blocking signal as there is more glass to be reckoned with.
 
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