Lost Signal Screen "Popping Up"

cummingsje

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Haven't seen this issue in recent threads and wondered if anyone else was experiencing it. I have a 722K and within the past couple of weeks I've been getting random lost satellite signal errors. A simple guide button press gets rid of the error but it is starting to get a little aggrevating. I've got good signal strengths on 110, 119 and 61.5 so I'm just curious what the issue may be (current software?).
 

HDinTX

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Yeah, I'm having the same problem intermittently on both of my 622's. It doesn't appear to be a signal strength issue with my receivers either. I'm using a 1000.2 dish and the "Lost signal" error randomly lists different transponders on different birds. It is really getting aggravating.
 

digiblur

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Most people have found that the OTA tuner was last tuned to a weak channel that keeps dropping out that causes this.
 

cummingsje

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Thanks! I will keep an eye on it. I do have a propensity to scan for new channels every so often. On a side note - I live near Flint, MI and the other day after scanning I picked up a station from Buffalo, NY and another from Green Bay, WI. Even "as the crow flies" that's a pretty good distance. I have noticed most stations "ramping up" their wattage since the digital transition.
 

digiblur

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I've actually seen this issue first hand. I was working on the antenna trying to dial in our idiotic CBS station that decided to go back to channel 9 at low power for the final transition. I had the signal locked in barely. As soon as I toyed with the antenna sometimes I would get a 129 signal lost screen. I was like "What!? I'm no where near my dish! And it is clear skies" Several members had the same issue especially with the 722k with the dual OTA tuners. It's a lost signal of course...but not a satellite signal...it's the OTA one. Tune the tuners to strong signals and the problem will go away.
 

cummingsje

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I will definitely try to keep the "strong" ota stations tuned. Thanks for the info!!
 

Musher

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Jul 10, 2007
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Good at least I not alone on this, same thing happening to me but with a 622 but I was getting it from all sat 119/110/61.5. I thought I did something to the dish system while installing my new FTA motorized dish system. I said "Now What?"

Musher
 

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