Phillips 7000 - works on 5 LMB system?

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by archaic0, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. archaic0

    archaic0 New Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    I just moved from one city to another and the movers connect gave me a free HD DVR (directv branded of course) and at the same time they set me up with the 5 LNB new setup. Also, in my area you need a seperate 72.5 dish (for locals I think) so that's up there too.

    (note: not HD service coming in, still just SD)

    The guy ran me 4 drops to my living room so I could keep my existing Tivo with dual tuners and the new DVR with duals as well. The problem is my Tivo only is getting a signal on the second tuner.

    All the standard troubleshooting has been done. If I swap the cables, still only the 2nd tuner gets a signal. If I swap both wires on the Tivo for the 2 on my new DVR, the new DVR gets both signals and the Tivo still only gets a signal on the 2nd tuner.

    I called DirecTV and they right away went to saying that the tuner has gone out and suggested a free replacement of some unknown DVR... which of course isn't going to be a Tivo and that's not an option.

    So as a last ditch try, I took my Tivo back to my old place with the old tripple LNB dish still up and it gets both signals like a champ.

    So is the 7000 series not compatible with the new setup or is there something wrong? Tech support said others have the 7000 on the 5 LNB setup working, but if that's true then what could be my problem?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

    Feb 18, 2004
    Ontario Canada.
    It should work with the 5 LNB dish fine.
  3. archaic0

    archaic0 New Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    Update: Problem solved.

    After a couple hard reboots and a third guided setup it started working. Maybe my receiver is on it's last legs...

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