View Full Version : not getting ANY signal! Looking for advice

06-13-2002, 08:07 PM
been a while since I've posted here- pretty basic question so thought I'd skip to the newbies section. Basic install, though, not a hacking Q.

Anyway, system (DSR6k) has been packed in a cardboard box for about 4 months. Finally got to my final station, unpacked and cannot get a SINGLE % when "searching for satellite". Go to satellite setup and can't get any signal at all on any transponders, both tuners. Tried two LNBs, neither gives me anything.

Now, I do have (lots of) trees in the way, but there are some gaps. In any case, I figure I should get SOME signal, even if it is a single bar.

Anyone experienced a complete and absolute lack of signal? Anyone have suggestions to test the tuners? I'd like to be sure before I go and pull a midnight Paul Bunyan (and probably get arrested).


06-13-2002, 08:42 PM
Have you tried a non DTiVo reciever?

I lived in a house with many trees and I too thaught I had gaps in trees.

Never could get a signal :(

I guess maybe I could have put the sat on a 100 foot tower and got the signal.


06-15-2002, 01:31 AM
yeah, have an OLD one on the way to the west coast... that is my control.

Darn scientists- always using controls... ;)