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Only receiving signal on 1 satellite

I'll admit that I have had this problem for quite a long time, but if you can help me correct it, I would really appreciate it.  My SIR - TS160 worked great for the first couple of years after I purchased it in 2003.  In 2005 I lost the signal from 2 of the satellites.  I had DirecTV come out and they checked the dish and that checked out o.k. They tried a different receiver and everything worked, so it must be the receiver.  I did not want to replace the receiver at that time because I was going to wait and get a HD Tivo later on when the price came down.  Well I waited too long, they no longer are associated with Tivo and the receivers that they have now are not that reliable. Hopefully, the next best thing would be to repair the one I have. Here are my symptoms: Satellite (A) 101- 85% signal, Satellite (C) 110 - 0% signal, and Satellite (B) 119 - 0% signal. Is there a common problem that would cause this or am I out of luck? Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated - Rick

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  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2007

    I have the same issue. I can receive the SD channels and they have sound. I can receive HD signals, but only video, no sound. My receiver shows no signal for two of the satellites as well. What the heck is going on?



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