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Satellite dish receiver error LNB Drift detected

Have two dish 110 and 119 signal on the 119 Channels error test detect LNB Drift detected

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  • otherone77 Apr 10, 2010

    Im a dns tech and changed all lines in house,changed lnbf(tripple 1000.4),changed 222 reciever and still getting lnbf drift



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That's not true i work for dish network if u have an LNB drift of -8 or +8 you can get a free lnb service call and they can come out n fix at no charge

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Actually both responses would be considered correct, except at this point with new software lnb drifts should no longer cause issues with receivers. lnb drift is a fluctuation of signal frequencies to the "crystal" in the feed horn. with current software ability to watch tv will not be effected by this

Posted on Aug 29, 2008


Call Dish.
If it is showing + or - 5 on your system info screen, then you need to have the LNBF replaced.

Posted on Apr 28, 2008

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