Using the remote, when I choose a satellite to move to, the onscreen display indicates it moved, but the dish position counter does not move nor does the satellite. If I use the tuning buttons, the dish does move, but the counter on the display does not. This is a new problem - worked fine a couple of days ago.
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Re: Cannot change/move satellite
I assume this is an outdoor satellite dish system, like a c-band system? It sounds like the motor drive outside has a stripped gear on the main shaft. The motor is probably running and the sensor wheel is turning (making the unit in the house think the dish is moving) but the screw shaft is not turning.
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As long as the display indicates the change, the needle will move. The needle is not moving with pressing the needle position button because the needle is too close to the fabric .... if the needle is raise up by turning the fly wheel, it will then move according to the number indicated on the display for needle position.
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I really need to know the model number of your Insignia TV and which connections you are using between the Dish box and the TV to give you the correct answer. If you are connecting both cable and satellite, I believe it should be set-up as follows:
1. Connect cable feed to TV
2. Run auto channel scan on "cable" setting
3. Connect Dish box to TV and then try changing the "input" selection.
With the Dish box switched on to a channel number you know, try pressing the "INPUT" or "SOURCE" button on your Insignia TV remote repeatedly until you find the satellite feed. Once you have done so, you should be able to change satellite channels using the Dish remote.
If you need further assistance, please post back with the model number of your TV and details of the connections you are using on the back of the TV.
To control a Dish Network PVR/Satellite, it needs to be set to respond to the default Remote Address (1).
To reset your Dish Network PVR/Satellite to the default Remote Address:
1. Press SYSTEM INFO on the receiver's front panel. The System Information screen displays on the nearby TV and shows the Remote Address. 2. Using the original Dish Network remote, press and hold SAT on your remote control for about three seconds, until all of the mode buttons light up, and then release SAT. 3. Using the NUMBER PAD, press the 1 button 4. Press POUND (#). If you entered the address correctly, SAT will flash three times. 5. Press RECORD. Make sure the Remote Address you see on the System Information screen is 1. 6. Press the SELECT button on the front panel to close the System Information screen. 7. Your Harmony remote should now control your Dish Network PVR/Satellite box
NOTE: Dish Network PVR/Satellite receivers sometimes have two tuners, allowing them to be used in more than one room on different TVs. Harmony remotes can only control a Dish Network receiver's main tuner while still in the same room with direct line of sight to the device.
If you area aligning your dish yourself go to point dish screen ( menu 6-1-1) then highlight satellite and choose 129, use the signal meter and dish adjustments to locate 129 by getting a green siganl bar, (note: be sure you are standing behind your dish when aligning and not in front of it)
The problem for me was the TV giving off IR signals that interfered with DISH's poorly designed remote. When the TV's room ambient light sensor was turned on and it became dusk outside the DISH remote would stop working. Moving the receiver away from the TV helps but the problem is not eliminated until the light sensor is turned off. Until DISH corrects this poor design there may be no other viable solution.
Sure you can, if you have Dish Network go to the receiver and turn the TV and receiver on. Then press menu-6-1-1. This takes you to the point dish screen. You will come out with better results using a compass to find the azimuth the dish should be pointed toward and bore sighting the dish by pointing it in that direction. You then will need to move the dish in very minute increments pausing for 15 to 20 seconds after each move to ensure the satellite signal can be found. If you have ran a check switch prior to this and have lost all satellites you more than likely will not receive a signal until you run another check switch and have found the signal of at least one of the orbitals. If this proves to be to tedious and many times it will you can usually find an inexpensive signal pointing device at a store like Radio Shack. Hope this is some assistance to you. Let me know if I can be of additional assistance and thank you for using Fix Ya.