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Old 11-17-2015, 03:14 PM   #11
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I then put the sat on roof of trailer which is the highest point around and NO obstructions from the southern sky, still no signal.

Another thought is when you indicate that you don't get a signal, are you looking at all of the satellites in your satellite setup screen? With DirecTV you can only view the Standard definition satellites, not the High Definition ones. So the G2 only "sees": DIRECTV Satellites: 101 or 119. Even then, it will not see all transponders, only some are active. Satellites 99, 103, 110 for instance likely will not show as receiving a signal.

You can use an app on your smartphone such as "Dish Align" to find the direction for just those satellites and set your dish to be able to see the horizon in the indicated direction.

The previous guidance about antenna type is also spot on.

Another tip, once you get it working, go into the Display/Preferences on DirectTV settomgs and select the option to only display SD channels (Hide HD Channels). This will save sifting through all of the HD channels and inadvertently selecting one of them.

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Old 11-17-2015, 04:10 PM   #12
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I have one and it is working great. However, after it worked for almost a year, it lost signal. Contacted Winegard and I had to use a shorter cable - 50ft instead of 100 ft. After changing to the shorter one, it worked great and I am getting my signal through huge oak trees.

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Just yesterday I hooked up an Anser to the TV. I could not have done it without being on the phone with a great gal at Winegard for 45 minutes. A couple of key take aways are 1. Use the HDMI cord 2. Make sure your TV is tuned to HDMI 3. Make sure the receiver is configured correctly, that's where the gal came in and helped me configure it.
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Old 11-17-2015, 06:34 PM   #14
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I have the G1. The fist receiver turn out to not be compatible with my carry out. It is not high def (neither are my eyes so what's the point). I exchanged the receiver for one that was listed on directs web site and all is well.
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Old 11-17-2015, 07:12 PM   #15
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Thank you all !!!!!

Turns out my wife was right and I am a moron!!! Lol

I called DTV this evening and they activated the receiver.........
About 10 seconds later it was working.

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