Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: North of the GTA
I know what is happening.
For some reason, a lot of older receivers, 3100, 4100 and 5900 receivers that are straight out of the box with older software do NOT tell you what Sat you are connected to at all, they just say "Wrong Sat", no mention of Echostar 110 or 119, nothing. It will drive people crazy trying to figure out what bird they are hitting, because EVERY bird will give you the same message.
The only remedy I have found and will only work if you KNOW you are hitting 91, is to run a "Check Switch" and when it has finished and gives you the result, turn OFF the receiver with the power button on the front of the receiver. After a short period of time, your screen will display the message "Downloading software do not disturb the receiver". Leave it alone until the screen goes blank and the receiver powers OFF.
Now you will be able to get the receiver to show you channel 198 etc and you can now activate the receiver.
All this happened the day after the announcement of the Telus deal out West, is that just a coincidence, I have no idea.