I didn't mean any disrespect to the previous posts, but this is not a signal searching issue, it has to be technical. I am experienced in finding satellite signals, just never with star choice. The mast is level, and I have scanned the sky (slight pauses after every slight adjustment) 60 degrees in either direction of where Other local star choice dishes are pointed many times as I adjusted the elevation slightlyboth up and down from my max signal strength. I have been doing this all outside with the receiver and a 20" tv right beside me. I took the receiver to a friend's house whose new receiver was showing a signal of 76%. plugging his coax into my receiver I only get 50%. Probably gonna suck it up and buy a new one, but I would still like to determine the problem.