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No Satelite Signal Indication

Direct tv Receiver... worked one week and NOT the next. Started as pixalated picture. Re-power box and "searching for Sat" NO pix. Did a "dish pointing" exercise. Signal would drop in and out at 93 points but not Lock. Now .. another week later .. Re-power .. No Sig indicated at all. Checked box on a known good Satelite cable feed.. Box booted but NO Signal indication at all. My other Sat box worked normally with both Sat Dish feeds.

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Re: No Satelite Signal Indication

The "front end" of your Receiver might be defective. Since your other unit is working then what might be happening is the signal to your unit might be dropping, to check this I would use a Satellite power meter, however if you do not have one you can use your other unit and connect it to the cable that your supposed defective unit is connected to. If the unit works then the problem is the supposed defective unit, if the unit does not work then this denotes a possible cable problem. Tell me if this works for you?

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4. Is your cable box plugged in.
5. are all the connections into your cable box connected
or did one fall of
6. did you pay your cable bill on time.
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available;dish network charges $95.00 unelse you have insurance,like i do,so it only cost me $15.00 I never had direct tv soi could not say, but dish net claims direct tv is more expensive

You can allign the antenna yourself ,if it is not on a steep roof. You need one person moving the antenna & another person at the tv telling him if the picture is getting better or worse. The dish box comes with a built in signal strength gague for that purpose.

enjoy considering these options and they next time you ask
please enclose all the information that you can so that we have something to go on and work with.

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