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Why havvent you added a separator to the second 9241? Its inexpensive and will give you the most out of your receiver. And yes jdelvin is right. Add a dpp44 switch inbetween the lines and it will give u two more lines out even tho you only need one line run the other for future
 

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You will need both cable from the dish to your DPP44. Then you have four outputs to feed your receivers. You can still use separators at the receivers. You can not use the cable splitter.
You will need a check switch on the receivers after the change.
Thanks jdevlin, sounds like I'll order a DPP44. What do you mean exactly by "You will need a check switch on the receivers"?
 

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Why havvent you added a separator to the second 9241? Its inexpensive and will give you the most out of your receiver. And yes jdelvin is right. Add a dpp44 switch inbetween the lines and it will give u two more lines out even tho you only need one line run the other for future
Hi 17671, I simply never got the second separator when I got that receiver, but I have one on order right now. Never too late to do the right thing! I'll definitely order that dpp44 switch as well, it appears to be the best approach for me.
 

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Check switch is a test the receiver does to verify what dish setup you have installed. It is part of the 'point dish' screen - MENU -6-1-1.
 

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Bought a cabin and trying to hook up a dish it has a single LNB that we have hooked to 91 and we are using a 6131 receiver, we are getting between 93%-97% percent signal on multiple transponders but it says locked, name not acquired, and it download the guide but we are just getting a black screen, wondering what the issue could be. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Bought a cabin and trying to hook up a dish it has a single LNB that we have hooked to 91 and we are using a 6131 receiver, we are getting between 93%-97% percent signal on multiple transponders but it says locked, name not acquired, and it download the guide but we are just getting a black screen, wondering what the issue could be. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I have had this issue when I've set up receivers that haven't been used/hooked up to the Sat feed for a while. I'd suggest hooking it up to a dish that is already aimed properly and then synching your programming. Bell will send out a reactivation command to all your receivers. You can also just try synching the programming now too and wait a few hours. It may work then for you.

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I have had this issue when I've set up receivers that haven't been used/hooked up to the Sat feed for a while. I'd suggest hooking it up to a dish that is already aimed properly and then synching your programming. Bell will send out a reactivation command to all your receivers. You can also just try synching the programming now too and wait a few hours. It may work then for you.

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Thank you for the reply, but the receiver we are trying was hooked up and being used prior to taking it to the cabin. The guide is loading but just a black picture. Had bell send out a signal to it and it’s been 3 hours and still nothing even though we are locked on now to 97%-100%.
 

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Thank you for the reply, but the receiver we are trying was hooked up and being used prior to taking it to the cabin. The guide is loading but just a black picture. Had bell send out a signal to it and it’s been 3 hours and still nothing even though we are locked on now to 97%-100%.
Have you tried a check switch yet? If you have one at your other location and not this one that could also be the issue.

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Also, the 91 sat just has standard definition channels, so if u are in an HD channel it will not show anything but a black screen.
 

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Have you tried a check switch yet? If you have one at your other location and not this one that could also be the issue.

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no switch at the cabin, my parent use this receiver @ their cabin and no switch so not sure if that’s the issue. I’m just wondering now if the lnb is the issue, it has the hook up for 82 and 91 on it, can we just run a feed from 91 or do we need to hook up both and run through a sw22?
 

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no switch at the cabin, my parent use this receiver @ their cabin and no switch so not sure if that’s the issue. I’m just wondering now if the lnb is the issue, it has the hook up for 82 and 91 on it, can we just run a feed from 91 or do we need to hook up both and run through a sw22?
I'm unsure. I don't think you'd need both 82 and 91 feeds but could be wrong.

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I am getting my roof re-shingled. I want to get my dish off the roof. I don't want to make any holes on my roof or any more holes in my wall. Any suggestions on how I could mount my dish?
 

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Mounting the dish depends on your house. Also it does not have to be high up like an antenna. It can be at ground level. I have mine mounted to one of the posts on my deck. Makes for easy cleaning when covered in snow.
 

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Agreed. However, some consideration should be given if you have children as they could bump, twist, pull cables, etc., on the Dish. Mounting it on the top of a fence post (6 feet / 1.8 meters high?) in a quiet area of your yard could work in these situations if the post is study, and near vertical in both planes. (Of course you can shim the mounting bracket but that's adding more effort). You also need to ensure you've got a clear "look" year round at the "Birds" regardless of where you mount the dish.

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Not a 9400 question but an installation question. I have drilled a hole for another RG6 cable to be fed into my house and the hole in the stucco is larger than the cable, of course. So my question is what do installer use to plug the extra space around the cable? It can be taken out and re-used again, sort of like clay. Last thing I need is rain getting into my outer stucco wall and into my house. Thank you!

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  • newly purchased used 9400 receiver not working
  • I’ve had Bell satellite TV since 2000
    • I got a 2nd dish in 2010 when I got HDTV
  • I have legacy SD receivers running from the older dish but I am only concerned with my HD receivers. I have 2 HD receivers:
    • 9400 HD PVR Receiver (main floor) – working just fine.
    • 6131 HD Receiver (basement). The 6131 doesn’t seem to like the external hard drive anymore and won’t act as a PVR any longer. I purchased a new external hard drive but no luck (it does work sporadically). So I bought a used 9400 HD PVR Receiver to try instead. This basement 9400 HD PVR Receiver isn’t working yet – this 9400 is my problem. I am going to ignore the 6131.
  • My HD dish is connected to a “Dish Network VideoPath Multi Dish Switch Model SW44 103368” (which is connected to a VideoPath Power Inserter 123475909)
    • Out of the SW44 there are:
      • 2 cables running to the main floor 9400
      • 1 cable running to the basement receiver (which was the 6131 but is now the basement 9400)
  • The used basement 9400
    • It has been successfully activated on my account
    • It came with a Dish Pro Plus DPPSEP Separator 950-2150 MHz, so I hooked that into the rear of the basement 9400 and connected the separator to my original single cable that is running from the SW44. (I hoping that the SW44 and the Separator are compatible.)
    • I could not get the basement 9400 to work in the basement
      • I have done all of the resets (soft & hard unplug for 30 seconds), run the Check Switch, done a factory reset
      • I have called Bell TV support twice….the 1st rep just initiated a ping to update my programming (not the problem)…the 2nd rep took me through all of the resets again and then said I would need a technician (maybe I do….but…..)
      • As a test so I unhooked my main floor 9400 and swapped in the basement 9400, (so I then had 2 cables running direct into the 2 ports of the basement 9400), I ran Check Switch. The basement 9400 worked on the main floor – so it does work!
      • I hooked up the 6131 temporarily again in the basement just to prove that the cable worked. It did, the 6131 receiver works just fine (just no PVR capability).
      • I then hooked the basement 9400 back up in the basement – of course back to using the Dish Pro Plus DPPSEP Separator 950-2150 MHz instead of 2 direct cables like I have on the main floor. I ran Check Switch again but it did not work.
        • I’m not sure that it is updating/recognizing the Switch properly. I’m not sure what the “Installation Summary” should say for the Switch but it after many resets/check switches it seems to return different responses sometimes.
          • Sometimes all green OK with a response of SW44 for both Satellite Input 1 and Satellite Input 2.
          • Sometimes SW44 for Sat1 and Quad for Sat2 – green OK across the board
          • Sometimes error with X for Sat2
          • Regardless of the response above when I go back to “System Info” the Satelitte signal shows a red X and the Status says “Warning! Select “Details” – and the Details are useless.
  • I am wondering if:
    • the SW44 switch is not compatible with a DP Plus Separator
    • the DP Plus Separator is defective
    • the 6 inch cables running from the DP Plus Separator are defective
  • Any help would be appreciated.
 

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It came with a Dish Pro Plus DPPSEP Separator 950-2150 MHz, so I hooked that into the rear of the basement 9400 and connected the separator to my original single cable that is running from the SW44. (I hoping that the SW44 and the Separator are compatible.)
There is your problem. The separator is only compatible with DPP LNB and switch. You need to update to DPP or run a second line from the SW44.
 
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