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Topic # 175285 23-Jun-2015 19:56
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Hi Everyone,

I'm hoping a guru can help me as my wife is driving me crazy as we haven't had working TV for a few months now.

We have a DishTV Satellite receiver and live in Nelson. With the current setup, everything was fine and then all of a sudden we either have no TV or only some channels.

I have a HTPC with satellite tuners with give the same result so it's not the box. We have 78% signal strength and 98% quality to the Optus D1 according to the DishTV box.

Some days it works and others not. It's not atmospheric as I've been making mental notes of when it does and doesn't work.

Tonight I hopped in the roof and found when we moved away for a few years and rented the house that someone installed additional cable runs and had a 3-way splitter and a seperate 2-way splitter all full of cables going heavens knows where. There are two feeds coming off the dish by the looks (I'll check this outside tomorrow when it gets above freezing point!!)

I've disconnected everything but the 2-way splitter and have just the single cable run to our TV which we are using connected.

I'll disconnect the other run which I'm not using to the dish as I expect this shouldn't be connected unless it's terminated.

So what could possibly be wrong? Signal quality at 98% suggests it should be all sweetness and light!!

Please, I beg of you, help me!!

Thank you,
Jay

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  Reply # 1330238 23-Jun-2015 20:43
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LNB has gone bye bye

Get an aerial guy out to look at it

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  Reply # 1330280 23-Jun-2015 22:25
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What about the DiSEqC switch? If there are multiple cable runs there might be one and a corresponding setting on your STB. If you have changed the cables you also need to change the setting.





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  Reply # 1330411 24-Jun-2015 09:49
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gregmcc: LNB has gone bye bye

Get an aerial guy out to look at it

Or you could buy a Terrestrial STB (or new TV) and a UHF antenna and get FreeviewHD.



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  Reply # 1330502 24-Jun-2015 10:55
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B1GGLZ:
gregmcc: LNB has gone bye bye

Get an aerial guy out to look at it

Or you could buy a Terrestrial STB (or new TV) and a UHF antenna and get FreeviewHD.


Heavens, I'm not ready to a thousand dollars into the problem! - I think a new TV and new Antenna is a little extreme. However on that now we can't get UHF, so looks like getting someone out to repair the Dish will be the best bet.

Thanks everyone for their feedback.



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  Reply # 1330503 24-Jun-2015 10:56
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Rikkitic: What about the DiSEqC switch? If there are multiple cable runs there might be one and a corresponding setting on your STB. If you have changed the cables you also need to change the setting.



Thanks kindly, I'll check the box for one of those settings. I'm not familiar with it.

Will check tonight!

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  Reply # 1330937 24-Jun-2015 19:21
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ActiveMatrix:
B1GGLZ:
gregmcc: LNB has gone bye bye

Get an aerial guy out to look at it

Or you could buy a Terrestrial STB (or new TV) and a UHF antenna and get FreeviewHD.


Heavens, I'm not ready to a thousand dollars into the problem! - I think a new TV and new Antenna is a little extreme. However on that now we can't get UHF, so looks like getting someone out to repair the Dish will be the best bet.

Thanks everyone for their feedback.

$1000. I don't think so.
Today at Dick Smith - UHF HD STB $76.41. UHF antenna pack - $26.64. Total $103.05
http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/set-top-boxes-freeview/dish-tv-t1000-freeview-uhf-receiver-dsnz-gh5961


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