Directv Sat problem from hell

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  1. Grant B

    Grant B Producer

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    I struck out today Maybe someone has an idea.
    I have a hughes DirecTivo in the bedroom(2input) and have a Sony HD100 box as the main and use an oval 3 lnb dish for both. I also get the directv HD package.
    On Sunday Night Half of the channels disappeared on the Sony and the Hughes(at least half but I cant tell).
    Since it effected both, I assumed it was not the individual lines (at least 2 would have gone out at the same time)
    The Directv Sat odd transponders are all at 0 Signal strength.
    I have swaped cables and lnbs without luck. I also swapped the 4x4 multiswitch inputs without luck. No matter what I have done the odds are always at 0.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. rob-socal

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    Sounds like your dish has moved.
     
  3. Grant B

    Grant B Producer

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    Thanks, having SS for everything else I discounted that possibility.
    I'll give it a shot
     
  4. Kevin C Brown

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    Grant- Let us know, OK?
     
  5. Grant B

    Grant B Producer

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    After more troubleshooting, I came to the conculsion that it was the multiswitch. The SAT A 18v input was always dead.It was cheaper for Directv to come and replace the dish.
    The new dishes have the mutiswitch built into the lnbs.
    Kevin - Need an oval 3 lnb dish?
     

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