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Model 612 DVR

06-18-2008, 10:22 AM
I received two Model 612 DVR's 10 days ago. Neither one will consistently hold the OTA hi-def signal. One channel is particularly troublesome. That channel is my strongest at a signal strength of 85 approximately. When I tune to that channel, normally it comes on with a strength of 85 for 2 or 3 seconds , then starts to lose strength and within 5-7 seconds loses all signal. When that happens, my other OTA channels also go out. All channels work great direct to the TV. Naturally when I called Dish, after troubleshooting many items, it was my OTA signal. I feel it is a bad tuner. Any thoughts? Thanks.

06-18-2008, 06:51 PM
Do you have any other tuner (TV or any other ViP model) you can connect and see the results? Maybe borrow a friends?

06-19-2008, 06:34 AM
The only other tuner available would be my HD tv and the signals are fine all the time. Thanks for the thought.

06-19-2008, 07:33 AM
If that's the case then the Dish 612 definitely has a tuner problem and should be replaced with a new one.

06-19-2008, 08:54 AM
My thought exactly. Now wish me luck getting the 2 replacements and will they be any better? Who knows. Thanks.