Voom through backfed signal

The Stone Man

The Stone Man

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I have an annoying problem with my Voom set-up and wanted to try this format for resolution. Used to have Dish Network, which was fed to a receiver and the signal was routed to other locations in the house. I replaced Dish with VOOM. The Voom satellite dish is fed to the Voom receiver, with a component hookup to a Pioneer 4340 and it works great. The installer then backfed the signal into the existing cables that had been used for Dish Network. All TV's got a signal, but it was bad due to multiple splitters rated at 900 mhz. I replaced the splitters with the diplexer that Voom gives you at installation time, attaching one of the backfed cables to the VHF/UHF input post, and now I get HD reception on a new HD LCD that I bought for an additional room. The sound is also good. Now--the problem. The HD picture is great, and the color is perfect, but the display freezes momentarily when watching the television. So the picture displays, then there's the hesitation, then picture, hesitation....etc. The same thing happens on a non HD tv in another room. I tried replacing the Voom diplexer with a TERK satellite splitter, but that didn't work at all. Any suggestions from the experts out there? The Voom diplexer is rated at 2.3 mhz.
 
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Sean Mota

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Does it happen in every channel, everytime? or does it happen in some channels only? I have seen jerky video on Showtime HD and Discovery HD but it had to do more with uplink problems at VOOM. The other channels were ok.
 
The Stone Man

The Stone Man

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Yes, every channel

This hesitation happens on every channel. I get local stations that are non-HD, and the problem is not as pronounced on those channels. On HD channels, it is worse. When I watch the music channels, it is not a problem since they have a somewhat static display. I think it must be related to the use of the diplexer as a splitter. I don't know whether to try a different splitter, get another Voom receiver, or try a DVD player with a co-ax in.
 
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Sean Mota

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That's weird... I will put a service call to get a new receiver, realign the dish to make sure is correctly aligned. That's not supposed to happen. What's your signal strength? Did you try to do a reboot by unplugging the unit? Did you do a factory reset?
 
The Stone Man

The Stone Man

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I'll try the unplug replug and the factory reset. I agree--it is weird. The pioneer gets great reception and I really enjoy Voom.
 
The Stone Man

The Stone Man

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Unplug and replug WORKED

Sean,
THANK YOU. It was a simple matter of unplugging the satellite receiver and then plugging it back in!!!! I'm cookin now, thanks to you.
 

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