problems hooking up dish!

all4jo

SatelliteGuys Pro
Oct 5, 2004
387
4
Haiti and lexington ky
i have a 942, and a 625. i have 1 6 ft channel master dishes ,one pointed at 119, using a sw64 switch. today i tried to get the tv to work and it does not work, i tried to check switch and i get an error, i even ran the cables from the dish direct to the receiver and i get an error. is there something i need to do? i know im getting signal on 119 caus i used an old directv receiver to help me. this is what i get for check switch
port 1
satellite x
trans-blank
status-reception verified
switch- none
thanks
JOse
 

all4jo

SatelliteGuys Pro
Oct 5, 2004
387
4
Haiti and lexington ky
ok so i just rebooted the 942 and i checked switch, and i now get:
sat input 1
sat-119
trans-ok
device-
status-reception verified
switch -none
sat input 2
port 1 port 2
sat-x sat-119
trans-x trans-ok
device- device-
status-reception error status-reception error
switch-SWAJ switch-SWAJ
 

retiredTech

SatelliteGuys Pro
Nov 15, 2003
246
0
Missouri
the sw64 requires a power inserter on output 1.(make sure you install correct direction)
it is made for 3 sat inputs, and 4 receiver outputs.
If you are using just 119, you will need at least a "DUAL" lnb feeding the SW64.
on either 1A,1B or 2A, 2B or 3A, 3B.
 

Mainstreet

Satellite Guru
Supporting Founder
Oct 4, 2003
281
0
Texas
all4jo said:
ok got it working. another question for 61.5 sat can i just use a single lnb?

When using an SW64 you'll have to use a legacy dual (not twin):
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You have to have two lines from each orbital slot to the legacy switch (to have left and right polarity). For example, if you hook 61.5 up to port 3, you will have to have a cable going to both switch ports 3A and 3B from the LNB.
 

retiredTech

SatelliteGuys Pro
Nov 15, 2003
246
0
Missouri
you will only get half the channels (one polarity OR the other) with a single.
BUT you COULD use two singles "IF" they both HAD the same satellite signal.
example: two 18" dishes aimed at 61.5 with one single fed into port 3A other fed into port 3B (only reason to do this would be because you have lots of extra dishes and singles and no extra duals)
 

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