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All of a sudden (this morning) my Genie won't tune any HD channels due to signal loss, my H24 will tune the HD channels I watch.

I ran a signal strength test at both receivers, both tests turn up different results. I don't get any signal from any of the transponders from either (ca) or (cb) or (s) 103 and 99 (s) transponders, but do get a signal from 99 (cb) and (ca) transponders on my Genie, on my on my H24 I can't get any signal on the 99 (s) or 103 (s) transponders but do get both 99 and 103 (ca) and (cb), but I seem to be able to get most of my HD channels on my H24.

Secondly when I pull up the the signal meter option in the signal test screen some of the tuners of my HR44 will not acquire a signal. On different satellites, different tuners will not acquire a signal; at 101 two tuners will not acquire, at 103 (cb) and 103 (ca) I can only get 2 tuners to acquire, 103 (s) zero , 99(s) zero, 99 (cb) (ca) I get all 5 tuners acquired, 119 I get all 5 acquired, 110 I get 4 acquired but poor signal.

As I said earlier in my post I get different results from my H24.

Until today both receivers worked fine. I've powered down my receivers (via their power cords), pulled the plug on my power inserter, and then repowered up my system. Nothing changed.

I have a Slimline Receiver with a 5 LNBF SWIM with the DirecTV power inserter connected to my Genie.

My system has been running for months just fine. I'm guessing a bad LNBF.

Question, should I get a Reverse Band LNBF, I don't really need SD but would like to continue receiving SD content only to help during rain fade events.

Will a H24 work with a Reverse Band LNBF, as I'm considering replacing my HR44 with a HR54 for 4K, as I purchased a Samsung UN65KS8000 4K TV several months ago. I don't really want to lose the content on my Genie, but Access to 4K content would be nice. I know 4K requires a Client Box, so I might replace my H24 with a wired Client.

BTW. I live in a snow belt, It's bitter cold outside, No snow on my dish (which is mounted on a pole), and it is a bright sunny day.

Suggestions would be appreciated.
John
 

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Given the disparate signal strength results on the Genie and H24, I would check the cabling first. Make sure the connections are tight and the center conductor isn't too long or short. It should extend about 1/8" past the connector. If that doesn't work, you may need a new lnb. Assuming you get Rochester local channels, your sd channels come from 119. If you want to get them in marginal weather, you will need a 5 lnb rb like this one:
Amazon productIf you upgrade to the HR54, Directv will supply a new rb lnb. Even if it's not the lnb, it's a good idea to have a spare on hand just in case it does go at some point. The H24 will work fine with the rb lnb.
 

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Given the disparate signal strength results on the Genie and H24, I would check the cabling first. Make sure the connections are tight and the center conductor isn't too long or short. It should extend about 1/8" past the connector. If that doesn't work, you may need a new lnb. Assuming you get Rochester local channels, your sd channels come from 119. If you want to get them in marginal weather, you will need a 5 lnb rb like this one:
Amazon productIf you upgrade to the HR54, Directv will supply a new rb lnb. Even if it's not the lnb, it's a good idea to have a spare on hand just in case it does go at some point. The H24 will work fine with the rb lnb.

Thanks Chip, I do have a Am21 for my local OTA channels so 119 is not really neccesary, does the 3 Slot RB LNBF receive 101, if I want to watch NasaTV I need 119??
 

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The 3 lnb gets 99, 101, and 103. NASA is in sd but is from 99CA.
 

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The 3 lnb gets 99, 101, and 103. NASA is in sd but is from 99CA.
Last question, I have at least one extra Power Inserter (Not sure which it is, 29 volt or 21 volt I left it at my vacation home), does it matter if it is a 29 volt or 21 volt, when I use a SWIM LNBF.
 

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Last question, I have at least one extra Power Inserter (Not sure which it is, 29 volt or 21 volt I left it at my vacation home), does it matter if it is a 29 volt or 21 volt, when I use a SWIM LNBF.
Either one should work fine.
21v would be the norm.
 

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Last question, I have at least one extra Power Inserter (Not sure which it is, 29 volt or 21 volt I left it at my vacation home), does it matter if it is a 29 volt or 21 volt, when I use a SWIM LNBF.
Like Jimbo said, either will work with the lnb. The 29 volt model is necessary for a swm switch, but will work fine on an lnb also.
 

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I didn't know that ....
I always thought that the 29v was just used for longer runs.
The 29 volt model may help on longer runs, but it works fine on shorter ones, too.
 
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