7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 10, 2012 6:22 PM by hivemessiah RSS

problem communicating with dish

budz4brains

im trying to hook up a 18 inch round dish with a lmn dtv 32+ to my hr 24 reciever. i've tried everything and it says problems communicating with dish. HELP!!!

  • Re: problem communicating with dish
    peds48

    Here are the steps to change your dish settings

     

     

    From the Menu 

     

    Using the Arrow buttons navigate to - select Parental, Favorites, Setup - press Select button


    Using the Arrow buttons navigate to highlight - select System Set Up - press Select button

     

    Using the Arrow buttons navigate to highlight - select Satellite - press Select button

     

    Using the Arrow buttons navigate to highlight - select Repeat Satellite Setup - press Select button

    Follow the on screen instructions and press the - Dash button

     

    A new screen will be shown

     

    Use the Arrow buttons navigate to Switch - then press the Select button

     

    In the drop-down box use the Arrow buttons to highlight  02 Multiswitch then press Select button

     

    Use the Arrow buttons and highlight Dish Type - press the Select button

     
    In the drop-down box use the Arrow buttons to highlight 01-18" round then press the Select button

     

    Use the Arrow buttons to navigate to Continue until you can hight light - Watch DirectTV


  • Re: problem communicating with dish
    budz4brains

    it still isnt working. even tried my standard hd reciever. same thing. are my recievers maybe not compatible with my dish?

  • Re: problem communicating with dish
    litzdog911

    Where did you get that dish?  How are you aiming it?  Perhaps it's defective?

     

    If you follow the steps in peds48's post in the EXACT order, it should work fine. 

  • Re: problem communicating with dish
    peds48
    Quote:    Originally Posted by budz4brains 

    it still isnt working. 

     


    you don't give us much info.  what is not working?  Any error messages?  following the above instructions to the "T" should get your receiver switch to work with your dish.  of course, the dish must be aim properly in order to receive any programming.

  • Re: problem communicating with dish
    budz4brains

    it is not recognizing that a satelite is even there. the dish is hooked to the swm box at the power to swm, signal to ird is hooked into the reciever. even after setting up the reciever to the specifications above.( 01-round 18", and multi switch) still nothing. "problem communicating with dish. error code (771A)."

  • Re: problem communicating with dish
    peds48

    you don't need the power supply with the round dish.  just connect a coax cable from this dish directly to your receiver.  then follow the instructions on post # 2

  • Re: problem communicating with dish
    hivemessiah

    haha...hope you didnt toast the lnb