hmmm. a dpp 44 switch wont work without a power inserter. you would have 0 signal on all tvs.
but whatever, its probably not that
so the tech came over?
All DPP44s will work without a power inserter if a receiver is connected to port 1. However, the high current draw may fry the receiver's power supply especially if a DPP LNB is used.
It will work... intermittently. I've had to get a system going that way before (4 separate condos on a ski hill) until I could get into the condo where the power inserter had come unplugged.
It worked for a while... and then started getting pretty consistent, though seemingly random, signal loss.
Aug. 07 = 20 months.
Models: 625, 522, 322, 301 Using DVR's in Single mode.
No upgrades other than putting in the New Smart Cards I got in the mail last week.....only the 301 had one in. Put New Cards in all 4 now.
Grounding block in box on outside of house where cables fro LNB are attached to a diplexer/splitter anyway seems to be grounded O.K. at that point.
The tech is coming tomorrow...I did see a kink in the wire outside and told him about that, so hope he gets that replaced tomorrow.....
You must have a power inserter. You cannot run 3 duals and a single receiver unless you are using dish pro plus equipment (i.e. dp44 switch) that must have the power inserter entering port 1 on the switch. Somewhere between port one and the receiver connected to port 1, there IS a power inserter (maybe plugged in near the switch). Trace the line from port 1 and find the power inserter. If it is not there, then either it is on the wrong line (most likely) or missing (but I would expect far greater problems). It will be putting out just about 20 volts if working correctly.
If they ever call me to set up a time I'll tell them to bring one.....
good question, and then the tech told the guy they dont even use them. what kind of deal is that?That's really puzzling. DPP44's come in a package including the switch AND the power inserter. DPP44 switches from Dish NEVER EVER EVER come without a power inserter. What the crap are those techs doing with them?
good question, and then the tech told the guy they dont even use them. what kind of deal is that?
aww man, he should have found that on the first visit, or at least the second!!
if you cant verify the cable is good ALL the way, replace it!!!