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Topic # 86510 7-Jul-2011 20:07
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Hey all.

I am having an issue where I am not always getting DVB-S signal. I have two Dual HVR 3000 tuners. If I force the other tuner to start up (by recording another channel) signal comes right.

I am running windows 7 23bit, with the latest drivers from Hauppauge.

Any ideas people?

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  Reply # 491337 9-Jul-2011 08:50
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I know it is naughty to bump your own post but... anyone?

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  Reply # 491467 9-Jul-2011 18:22
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Is the hvr 3000 the only sat receiver on the dish?

I used to have one and found that it wouldn't put out enough voltage to the LNB by itself, but we did have a couple of sat boxes, so I just made sure that 1 of them had the 12V LNB power turned on.

I'm thinking with 2 tuners pushing out 12v to the lnb, it is enough for it to kick in to life.

I have heard of a registry hack to increase the voltage out from the hvr3000, but there is the risk if it is set too high and a short developes in the wiring between the hvr3000 and the lnb it can cause an over current issue and damage the tuner or motherboard



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  Reply # 491738 10-Jul-2011 19:35
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It seems that at least one of the two has enough voltage as I can watch sometimes just one channel on that one.

For example tonight I was watching Channel A, and computer started recording channel b in the background.

When I tired of channel A, I tried flicking over to channel B but got a no signal screen. If I manually recorded another channel signal came back for channel B.

Does that make any sense?

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  Reply # 491744 10-Jul-2011 19:56
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pwapwap: It seems that at least one of the two has enough voltage as I can watch sometimes just one channel on that one.

For example tonight I was watching Channel A, and computer started recording channel b in the background.

When I tired of channel A, I tried flicking over to channel B but got a no signal screen. If I manually recorded another channel signal came back for channel B.

Does that make any sense?


if it shows A first ok then it won't be a power problem as obviously the lnb has powered up ok, I'm thinking a poor signal on the cable for b.

Are A and B fed from the same dish? If so are the fed from a dual LNB or fed thru a single LNB and a splitter?

Tried swapping the signal feeds, does the problem follow or stay with the same tuner?

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