Question about DISH Network DVR-625 DTV Receiver / 100-Hours Video Recorder

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Wavy lines and jogging TV picture

My DVR-625 has been acting up for the last year, with wavy lines and a TV picture that jumps around. The picture on the separate TV in a bedroom upstairs is fine. When we play DVD's on the main TV, they are clear. When I called Dish Network a week ago, I spoke to someone in India, who kept saying "don't worry", and had us go through a scripted elementary procedure and then said there's nothing he could do. I called Dish again the next day, got an English-speaking rep, who had us go through the same procedure, unplug and plug in again etc., and said the problem was our TV. When we checked our previously recorded shows on the DVR, they had all been erased. I called Dish again, and told them about lost recordings and the hard drive problems, and they said there's nothing they could do.
The back of the DVR625 has (sat.in) cable out to separator (#123254) plus ch.21-89 cable to separator. This separator is then hooked up to a UHF/VHF reducer (Holland Electronics DPD2) which follows one RG6 coaxial cable to the wall.
What can I do to narrow this problem down to the cause? Is it the cables? Is it the DVR? Or, could it be (grrrr) the TV??? Any suggestions are most welcomed.

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  • tbaz Dec 19, 2008

    I hvae the same problem. Initially I had it all connected through a receiver and though that was the issue. So I connected the video out directly to the TV using RCA, S Video, using each one of the Video IN, ports on the TV the same things happ[ened to all. I tried a coax cable to the antenna in and that was worst.



    The DVD player works fine and when I hook a video camera to the video in pot, using RCA kacks, it worrks fine. It is only the signal from the Dish unit directly to this TV.



    Dish did replace the unti with a new one for another issue and the new one did the same thing. The TV is a Samsung DLP.



    It seems that there is an interferane coming across the video line. I also tried hooking the video output from TV 2 to TV 1 and the same thing occured.



    Tim

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It could be any of the things you listed, the coaxial output on the dvr, where it says channels 3-4 out, the cable , or the coaxial input port on your tv. the dvd player is probably hooked up with rca cables (red white and yellow) so the reason you dont have the issue with it is because its on a different port, one solution would be to hook your receiver up to the tv using this kind of cable, this would also get you stereo sound, you would then watch dish network programming on a video input channel,
if you want to narrow the problem down, i would suggest hooking a vcr up with the cable thats connected to 3-4 out, play a tape and see if the issue continues, if not the issue is with the dvr, if so try a different coax cable, if this resolves the issue, the issue was the cable, if not unfortunately the issue is your tv

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