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Old 08-03-2014, 07:40 PM   #1
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Need help setting up directv!!

I have my directv box, not hd but dvr, 18" round dish. I have ran cable from dish to satellite main on outside of sandpiper366fl. And on inside ran cable from satellite port to box and hdmi from box to tv. For some reason my box will not make beeping noise on signal meter so I have no clue when I getting the dish angled correctly. I search for dish pointing by zip code and use compass to point for azimuth and tilt. Still get no signal. The booster button is off for air antenna. I am just lost as to why I can't get anything or what I'm doing wrong.
Any and all help/tips even videoes is appreciated.

Also, due to being under a lot of trees at last campground, I have ran one cable from a fellow campers dish to my camper and split to two cables going into box and worked fine.
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:15 PM   #2
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HDMI is for HD TV. If you have a standard box, just run a coax cable from the box to the TV. Sounds like you have a HD box connected to a standard dish. It may not be compatible.


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Old 08-03-2014, 08:17 PM   #3
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No it is not an hd box. Just have hdmi running from box to tv as a preference over coax
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:22 PM   #4
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Didn't know standard boxes had HDMI. Just learned something.


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Old 08-03-2014, 08:30 PM   #5
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DirecTV will deactivate your receiver if you haven't used it in a while. Your dish can be pointed in the right direction and you'll still get nothing. Give them a call unless you've used it very recently.
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:41 PM   #6
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The last time it was used was no more than a month ago.
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:49 PM   #7
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I'm not sure how long they wait before cutting you off. Can't hurt to call them - I've also received assistance from their customer service people when I've had trouble setting up..
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:52 PM   #8
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The last time it was used was no more than a month ago.
Not sure about Directv, but my Dish receiver would not work after sitting for about a week. I had it unplugged and it was not hooked to the dish. I had to call Dish and have them send a signal to get it working again.
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Odds are your wiring inside the tt is not correct.
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:07 PM   #10
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I've tried both the coax port behind the tv. Still get nothing.
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