The way I understand it, the battery and the power in the unit are two different circuits.My 922 is only a bit over 2 years old so I think I have time, heck my VCII+ still works and that's from 91. Don't seem like it worth doing anything with it with analog 98% gone. Does the digicipher II use the battery when it's plugged in? Im not sure... Im on a UPS also.
The way I understand it, the battery and the power in the unit are two different circuits.
The unit does not re-charge the battery. The battery has a life of it's own, and when it is gone, it is gone.
Having power to the unit will keep the Unit ID alive after the battery is dead, but if the power is cut off and the battery is dead, everything dies.
I'm sure someone will correct me if I am wrong.
The 905 starts up after master reset on VC 255, and won't allow selection of channel 3. Even after adding G1, it won't permit selecting channel 3. After adding G0, it won't allow selection of any but 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, none of which have DC2 signals on G0.
After a bit of experimentation, I found that by adding and choosing G0, tuning to channel 13, then moving the dish to G1, I got a lock. I didn't time it, but it seems less than 5 minutes was enough to map what was necessary to proceed to choosing channel 03, and to have it acquire guide data.
I doubt they would like hearing their equipment called "junk" either.most advanced hobbiests use a pro dish mover and just add it to there collection of receivers to tune in whatever is up there, and for a sub.
I had quite an experience with NPS prior to find AD's information.
I ranted my vent on the other forum. Suffice it to say that a supervisor referred to my cherished 905 as "junk".
A tdti1 says above
I doubt they would like hearing their equipment called "junk" either.
Im purchacing all my programming from NPS right now. I have been with them since they opened there doors in 92. Back then they answerd the phones right away, and worked with you. Seems now there more intersted in pushing HDTV's and high speed internet. I have had some rude , braindead CSR's in the last few years but always could square a problem away with a supervisor. What gets my blood boiling is I helped build NPS and I always let them know that when they give me crap. On the other hand I have talked with some great CSR's that did wonders for me over the years. It's sad that a few sad apples spoil the bunch.
Isn't that the truth!
I have always had good service over the past year or a little more. They have always been helpful, some even going out of their way.
But today, the first lady I talked to was rude, as you say, brain dead, and got ticked at me for telling her they did authorize 905's because I just did it two days ago. Said she didn't have to listen to someone tell her what they authorize when she knew they didn't.
I just got through laying the facts out for John Ferguson on the other forum. He said he pulled the call which is a written record, and supposedly the lady never said they didn't authorize 905's. She supposedly said they didn't offer support.
All I asked was a satellite and a channel where I could download the maps and get it authorized.
I finally found the answer above. There is no G1 channel 3 after a Master reset. That has to be downloaded.