12 Replies Latest reply: Jul 17, 2014 9:20 AM by texasbrit RSS

Scrambled channel

gholmes129

I live in Michigan, have one channel (16 local) that scrambles every now and then and when recording also.  Have reset receiver.  Didn't work, it does not matter the weather.  And I can switch channels and the others are just fine.  Very frustrated because it is the channel we watch the most.

  • Re: Scrambled channel
    peds48

    What model receiver do you have ?

  • Re: Scrambled channel
    litzdog911

    What do you mean by "scramble"?   More details please.

  • Re: Scrambled channel
    texasbrit

    Which station is this? "Channel 16" does not help..

    • Re: Scrambled channel
      gholmes129

      it is NBC.   I don't know how to get my signal readings as someone had asked??  Still having that problem, I have been very busy at work, so that is why it has taken so long to get back, sorry!  Thank you for help!

      • Re: Scrambled channel
        litzdog911

        Please post back with your signal readings for each satellite's transponders (and both tuners if applicable).  You'll find these readings under "Menu" -> "Setup" -> "System Setup" -> Satellite -> "View Signal Strength".  Note the "+" and "-" symbols next to the "Satellite" and "Tuner" entries where you can toggle the readings between the various satellites and both DVR tuners.

         

        Fill in your readings for each satellite and tuner using these examples.  A properly aligned dish will show 80-90s on most of the relevant transponders (although some will be low or zero):

         

         

        Satellite transponders (32 total at 101º)

        [Most of your standard definition channels are beamed from 101ºW]

        1-8    x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x

        9-16   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x

        17-24  x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x

        25-32  x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x

         

        Satellite transponders (3 total at 110º)

        [Not present with Slimline3 dish. No channels are currently beamed from this satellite]

        1-8    NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  x

        9-16   NA  x   NA  x   NA  NA  NA  NA

         

        Satellite transponders (11 total at 119º)

        [Not present with Slimline 3 dish. Local SD channels for some cities, Spanish package]

        17-24  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  x   x   x

        25-32  x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x

         

        Satellite transponders (16 total at 99º(s)) [or 99º(b)]

        [Local HD channels for some cities]

        1-8    x   x   x   x   x   x   NA  NA

        9-16   NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  x   x

        17-24  x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x

        [Note: these can be very slow to appear]

         

        Satellite transponders (14 total at 99º(c)) [or 99º(a)]

        [National HD channels]

        1-8    x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x

        9-16   x   x   x   x   x   x   NA  NA

        [Note, these can be very slow to appear]

         

        Satellite transponders (16 total at 103º(s)) [or 103º(a)]

        [Local HD channels for some cities]

        1-8    x   x   x   x   x   x   NA  NA

        9-16   NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  x   x

        17-24  x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x

        [Note, these can be very slow to appear]

         

        Satellite transponders (16 total at 103º(ca))

        [National HD channels beamed from D12 satellite]

        1-8    NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA

        9-16   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x

        17-24  x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x

         

        Satellite transponders (14 total at 103º(cb)) [or 103º(b)]

        [National HD channels beamed from D10 satellite]

        1-8    x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x

        9-16   x   x   x   x   x   x   NA  NA

        17-24  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA  NA

  • Re: Scrambled channel
    gholmes129

    no, not answered!

  • Re: Scrambled channel
    texasbrit

    Just FYI there is a known problem with the HR34 and some local channels in a few cities (NBC in particular). If you have an HR34, that could be your issue.