Combining output from dish home distribution with ota antenna
I have a Dish TV dual tuner receiver. I have combined the satellite signal from the home distribution output and an OTA antenna signal with a diplexer. At the remote TV, I connect that cable to the TV antenna in. I can get the local stations in HD just fine. However, the satellite signal suffers too much. Even if I use a diplexer to split the signals at the remote TV, and plug in only the satellite signal, it doesn't look good. The remote TV is set to receive the satellite signal at channel 21.
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You should have your system setup in the following manner below:
You also will only be able to receive the HD locals with a HD OTA antenna. It is possible that you will need to turn the satellite off in this room to view the OTA's effectively.
Also you should use a splitter as depicted in the picture by the red boxes to combine signals of this frequency. The blue box is the diplexer on the incoming satellite feed and the black box is the seperator that most dual tuners use. If yours does not utilize this device you will have another cable coming from the outside of the house to the back of the receiver. The location of the ports on the back of the receiver in my diagram may differ in position on your receiver so obviously connect them to the proper port. I hope this ressolves the issue and there is no need to seperaate the signal at the remote tv as it will only be a duplicate of the same signal you have connected already as OTA and the TV2 backfeed are of the same frequency range.
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It is highly unlikely. The unit unlikely has any inputs other than the coax cable coming from the satellite dish. This will is the same 75 ohm cable connection you see on your tv used with antennas or cable service, but the tuner in the satellite box only decodes satellite signals.
Sorry about your luck. I recall some manufactures such as LG making DVD recorders with hard drives inside them. Those units can capture any analog signal. Another idea is to get a TV tuner card for your computer.
There are many reasons it would say this, all of them based on how DISH recognized the combination of your SMART card and receiver number. DISH authorizes the correct combination of your SMART card and receiver so that you cannot just have one or the other and have it work. They may have intentionally disabled your account for non-payment or some other customer service related issue. Your SMART card may be damaged (if removed the screen would read "Please Insert Your Smart Card"). You should contact customer service
If the message on the screen reads, "A cable has been disconnected" it usually means that in the process of trying to find a signal, it could not. The cable between the receiver and the antenna (aka the dish) may have been damaged or cut. The antenna may have been damaged or installed incorrectly. This message is usually only shown when installing a new receiver. If you had an issue and they sent you a replacement receiver, this is more than likely the problem. Make sure that the cable coming from the antenna (usually from the wall or the floor) is plugged into the receivers satellite in, or the triplexer (a silver rectangle with three cables coming out to the receiver) 's in. If the cable is in the right spot (the triplexer's cables that go to the receiver are color coded and marked) and you still have the issue after unplugging and then plugging back in the receiver, the problem was not the initial receiver, and was instead either the continuity of the line to the antenna or the antenna's installation. (Poor or non-existent antenna reception means it was installed wrong or damaged). You would need a technician to solve these problems without more experience yourself.
Hi, Mary with Dish Network Customer Service, I will be happy to assist with this. This receiver needs to have a Separator (splitter) that has one coax cable coming from the Satellite into the single side and then two cables out, which connect to the receiver box. The Separator is marked with a SAT1 & SAT2. They will connect up to SAT1 & SAT2 on the receiver box itself. If you are using a different typr splitter, it is probably not rated for the splitting of the Satellite feed. I hope this helps you, if not feel free to contact me.
Are you still having problems with your TV 2 off the 625 receiver? You have a cable off the back of the receiver, TV 2 Home Distribution. That's feeding to your TV 2 location. You might check to make sure it is secure. You can also see if that cable screws into a diplexer if it is being back feed through the satellite cables. These are all potential problem spots, especially since you said it was working before. I hope this helps.
The CC is provided to DISH (and all cable/satellite companies) by the network that creates the programming. Usually, live TV (like news, sports, etc) is the most jumbled because of the time it takes someone to transpose what is being spoken as it is being spoken. If this is a network that is available OTA (via antenna), verify that the issue is not happening when you are receiving the signal from somewhere other than DISH (if you cannot receive an OTA signal, try at a buddy's house that uses another cable provider). If the problem occurs via OTA or other providers, contact KIRO to have them improve their CC service. If it only happens when viewed with DISH, contact DISH, who will then resolve the issue with KIRO (usually a lag time in signal transmission from the provider).
Hi benray there is something else youcan do on that to make sure your getting the strongest signal possible. Youwill need to press the MENU-6-1-1 buttons on the remote. Select Check Switchand Test, after the test is complete select done and then check the signal andif there is still a weak signal we will need to re-point the Dish.
You will need a DP or Legacy twin or quad, or DPP twin without using an external switch. If you use Legacy Duals, or DP Duals you will need a switch. USUALLY a SW21 is used to combine the signals but you may have a different one in use if at all.
The primary thing to remember when using a switch is that you must use the same type of LNB as switch e.g. Legacy switches with Legacy LNB's and Dish Pro switches with Dish Pro LNB's.
Check your LNB type. Legacy LNB's have only a Dish Network Logo on them, Dish Pro has DP on them and DPP have DP PLUS on them.
One of three things could be the cause:
1. Line of site. Must be clear of all obstructions to ensure adequate signal.
2. You have a faulty switch, or conflicting LNB and switch, or no switch at all.
3 you may have a bad port on the LNB.
As a fail safe check that your mount is level and plumb. You also may have the dish pointed directly at 119. Check the Skew and elevation settings as well. If LOS IS THE ISSUE YOU MAY NEED TO RELOCATE THE DISH OR REMOVE THE OBSTRUCTION.
In some extreme cases microwave towers and High Voltage lines also pose a problem but doubt this is the case for you.