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signal problems?

02-12-2006, 09:14 AM
I have a H10 and a SD DVR w/3lnb and milti-swtch. Some nights I get some picture freeze, so I checked my signal strength. On the both recvrs there are 2 signal meters SAT 1 & SAT 2. On the H10 many of the SAT 1 readings are in the 40,50,60's, others are in the mid 90's. On SAT 2 all the readings are in the mid to high 90's. The SD DVR does the same, but all SAT 1 readings are somewhat higher with SAT 2 in the mid to high 90's. I switched the cables at the recvers and the meter readings reversed. This would indicate a bad cable or connector if it was only on one recvrs and both meters on the SD DVR were in the 90's. Could I have 2 cables that are bad, bad multi-swtch or a bad lnb? Are the large differances between SAT 1&2 not importrant? Other thoughts?

02-13-2006, 10:14 AM
Can you clarify a couple of things? Do you have the H10 or the H10-250 (is it just an HD receiver or an HD Tivo receiver)?

You say your SD DVR is showing good signals (in the 90s) on both tuners? If it is a difference of one tuner is showing 95% and the other is showing 90%, I wouldn't worry about it.

You say when you switch the cables, the meter ratings reverse. So, if I read this right, when you switch the H10, SAT 1 reads in the 90s, and SAT2 reads in the 40s,50s, and 60s. That certainly sounds like the cable that gives you the 40s, 50s, and 60s is bad. You can try moving it to another slot on the multiswitch and/or the LNB, and if that particular cable still gives you a bad signal, you know its the cable. If the bad signal stays with the slot the cable was in, you know you have a bad multiswitch/LNB. Sounds like you are on the right track to isolating the problem.

Let me know if I'm not reading you right.