Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: The Okanagan, B.C.
Possible Line Static? Started When New LNB Was Installed...
We received our new LNB on June 11 and got a refurbished 630 that arrived the same day. My husband installed the new LNB. We'd had our 630 for a long time, but it had an issue that just got worse and worse and it needed to be replaced.
So, this is what happened with the new refurbished receiver, then I'll comment on the new LNB:
The new receiver's given us problems from day one. It has many issues included a delay of 15-20 seconds before it will schedule a recording, not starting recordings on time and it's just totally sluggish. When we woke up today, it had obviously rebooted itself at some point and there was a message that said our HDD was totally full due to all of our saved recordings, so we'd better do something about it NOW! Well, problem is, we had no recordings, so it was a big mistake. I tried a PVR Flush and it did nothing to help. So I did a factory reset. As it restarted, it would get to the point where it was looking for a signal, it wouldn't find it, then it would turn itself off. It did that about five times. The fifth time, I unplugged it for five minutes, then when I plugged it back in, I was able to do a factory reset.
As an aside, it appears (and I was told) a factory reset is slightly different now with the new LNB and the V-code change. Once it starts up, you have to go to channel 250 and 252 or it doesn't have a signal come in. Thankfully I knew this before doing the factory reset myself, or things might have been worse.
Anyway, we've only had this receiver for 11 days and it's clear it's a bad one. So I called today to get them to send another one.
But I'm wondering if at least a couple of these issues might have to do with the installation of the new LNB too. One of the tech support people mentioned something about static on the line. Does anyone know about this? And if we have static, what can we do about it?
The funny thing is, even my 530 that's been *perfect* now for a year or so had a weird recording issue today. So it got me thinking about it.
The new LNB wasn't on with our older 630 (the one that was returned) so I can't compare behaviours between the two.