signal issues (1 Viewer)


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Well-Known SatelliteGuys Member
Feb 28, 2008
I am having an odd issue. I have two dual tuner receivers one vip622 in my living room and one vip722 in my bedroom. The receiver in the living room never loses signal and never has a problem. The one in the bedroom has a signal every now and again but for the most part is always at the screen where its at a progress meter going through the transponders and cant find the signal. But at other times it comes in and works just fine. Now I thought of cable issues from the dish or the splitters they install but where its going in and out like that it makes me wonder if it is something with the receiver itself. Have any of you ran into this before, any help would be appreciated.


SatelliteGuys Pro
Oct 16, 2007
swap out your receivers and see if the problem stays or follows.
stays=wiring issue
if it follows its the stb


SatelliteGuys Pro
Oct 26, 2006
Cincinnati, Ohio
I would flip the wires at the gnd block first. If the problem goes to the other receiver it is a bad port on the dish head. If not it is the receiver.


SatelliteGuys Pro
Oct 10, 2008
I also am having a signal issue. I had my hd installed a few weeks ago. I am having random signal losses on recorded programs. My 129 signal is 25. I can change the transponder and get a better signal but dont know how to keep it on that transponder. Is there a way to do that?


SatelliteGuys Master
Feb 6, 2005
Akron, Ohio, United States
Changing the transponder on the check-switch screen does nothing for your overall signal health. It's merely a diagnostic tool to tell you how strong certain sats and transponders are coming in. The channels are pre-assigned by Dish to their respective transponders.

Think of it as a drawer/folder approach. Example: Sat 119 is a drawer, with several folders. In each "folder" are several this case, "folder" means transponder. I hope that analogy helps.

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