- Mar 9, 2004
Well I had to work today so my mother was here while they installed the Dish 1000. Well they had to call me at work to figure out how to get picture on the tv. All they should have had to do was turn the TV on and the reciever on the rest was already setup. Well everything was right but still not picture. Finally they said they got picture and we hung up. At this point I was thinking how I'm probably going to have a lot of issues when I get home. Sure enough I get home and go to watch my locals since I should be able to get them now. Well they arn't there in the guide. So I think maybe Dish hasn't added them to my package yet. Well before I call to give that a check I look to see if it's getting good signal. Well sure enough it doesn't get signal on 129 just on 110 and 119. Well ok so I start to give Dish a call to have someone come back out. As I'm on the phone I all of a sudden lose signal on 119 and the TV show stops. I go do a switch check and it turns out something has gone wrong with the input one as it says there is no switch or switch is bad just shows red x's for input one. For input 2 it works. Well I really wanted to watch a show tonight so just watch it on input 2. Well all is fine and dandy during the show but as soon as it ends I keep it on that channel and get a message that says my smart card is not authorized to purchase that channel. It goes away for a second then came back and won't go away. Well this was on a distant net so I thought ok maybe they turned that off so I switch to another channel and sure enough it still wont work. The 501 upstairs works fine but the 721 is now useless along with not being able to get locals. Any idea on what they messed up? I'm thinking a lnb or something has to be bad. Plus I'm not sure on the smart card issue I've never had that happen before. I just am not happy that before they came and messed with stuff that I had my satellite working perfect. These installers seemed like they didn't know what they are doing but maybe that wasn't it just seems kind of like they didn't know. I can't say as I wasn't here I just can say that nothing now works.