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What about 110 Sat on SD?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by dlmcmurr, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. dlmcmurr

    dlmcmurr New Member

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    I have 4 Series 2 direcTivos that I'm being forced to upgrade to 6.4a to get locals back. I had been noticing for a while that when rebooting I would get an error acquiring the sat info. It was that it was unable to get a signal from the 110. After upgrading one to 6.4a, it took three times through the dish setup before it skipped the 110. I replaced the 4x8 multiswitch a while back with a powered model and that seemed to help for a while. I then took out the multiswitch and connected one Tivo directly to the LNB to test, but that didn't help at the time. Oh, I have a 7 year old oval triple LNB dish. Is it time to find a new LNB? The problem isn't too bad during the night, but it's aggravating after a power blink during something you were recording, especially if you aren't around to tell it to go ahead and watch the available channels. Otherwise, you lose about 15 minutes as it times out the menus.

    Another issues I've noticed is that 6.4a will sometimes reboot when it loses signal during a storm. Then it has a really hard time acquiring the sat data since that's what provoked the reboot in the first place, so we're back to taking a while to get back online.

    Thanks in advance for info,
    Dave
     
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    It shouldn't be a problem. There's nothing on the 110ºW satellite anymore for residential customers. And no Guide Data is beamed from there.
     
  3. gsjenkins

    gsjenkins New Member

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    The same thing happens to me. Exactly as you have stated. I have just learned to deal with it, unhappily. Sometimes, when I am watching a program that I have moved between Tivos with Movieloader, I get a random reboot. I have taken to moving shows from a 6.4a unit to an old 6.2a show server and watching from that. 6.2a works much better than 6.4a, and I can move AVIs from my laptop to the server with ease. I really don't like 6.4a much. Technology shouldn't go backwards as time progresses.
     
  4. dlmcmurr

    dlmcmurr New Member

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    Which "same thing" are you speaking of, or do you mean both the startup issues and the rebooting during a heavy rain.
     
  5. gsjenkins

    gsjenkins New Member

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    Rebooting while trying to acquire satellite information. I get to 96 percent and reboot. On the third boot up, it stays running. I didn't replace the multiswitch or wire direct from the LNB to the unit. I just learned to live with it and know its limitations. I had not equated the rebooting to heavy rain until you mentioned it. Heavy rain is pretty rare this time of year in rural east Texas. I'll pay closer attention as Isaac moves through.
     
  6. dlmcmurr

    dlmcmurr New Member

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    Actually, rebooting during acquiring satellite data was not what I was referring to in this post. I hadn't noticed it at the time, but have since added another thread on that topic here. I was referring to the system stopping and waiting for user response when it failed to acquire data from 110. On one system I was able to keep repeating the guided satellite setup several times until it completed without error, then it saved the results and hasn't done that again. But it still wants to fail at 96% or so with a crash and reboot. What it is about how it nearly always works on the third try? Only once has it failed thrice and worked on the fourth.

    Dave
     

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