Tuner 1 vs. Tuner 2 (1 Viewer)

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mluntz

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I just installed my HR20-700, and on tuner 1 I have decent strength all acrooss the board, but on tuner 2 there are a bunch of zero's and the other transponder signal strengths are much lower.

Is this normal, or is there an issue I need to correct.

On my HR10-250, the signal strength on both tuners was always equal.

Thanks! :)
 

iwc5893

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Like Brewer said, switch the wires and see what your strengths are, because it is not normal.

Possible causes (in the order that I can think of them)

Bad connectors, bad multiswitch, splitter in line, RG-59 wiring installed, the second tuner was NOT connected on initial setup.

If the problem switches to Tuner 1, then it is a problem in the cable/connectors/multiswitch. If the problem remains on Tuner 2, then it could be an issue with the receiver. With the cables switched, do a RBR (red button reset) to see if that clears up the problem.
 

mluntz

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These are my readings from the 101:

Tuner 1

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Tuner 2

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Brewer4

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Those readings look like a split or not all the LNB's are going into the multiswitch or bad wire. Switch them to see if does the mirror on 1.
 

vedhead

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Wait a minute...I can record something and watch something else at the same time? I just got my hr20-700 2 weeks ago and so far, thats been my main complaint...but if you're saying there are two tuners...how do I access that?

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Brewer4

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Wait a minute...I can record something and watch something else at the same time? I just got my hr20-700 2 weeks ago and so far, thats been my main complaint...but if you're saying there are two tuners...how do I access that?

Thanks!

If you have 2 lines connected and working properly, you can record 2 things at the same time and watch a recorded program as well. Or record one, watch a live program. All Directv DVR's have 2 tuners and if hooked up properly, do this right off the bat. Try recording something, then change channels and watch something else. Thats 2 tuners in action.
 

jdspencer

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Wait a minute...I can record something and watch something else at the same time? I just got my hr20-700 2 weeks ago and so far, thats been my main complaint...but if you're saying there are two tuners...how do I access that?

Thanks!
If you still have the manual, please read and understand it. Lot's of good information in there. :)
 
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