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Posted: 04/04/12 02:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just a quick question. We had our receiver upgraded by direct TV and now when we set up we no longer have the beeping tones for satilite strength to here. Is there a way to turn this feature on?


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Have had these type receivers for several years and haven't found any way to get them to beep.

You should get a meter.


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Posted: 04/04/12 03:34pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You need one of these. MUCH better than signal strength on the TV screen http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3264941


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Begs a question...the SD receivers had the beep. The HD ones don't. Are you saying you got a new receiver but not a new dish? Setting up HD is a new ballgame from SD.

It baffles me why DTV removed the beep. I asked them but they aren't answering.

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One satellite and you get a beep, aim at two or three satellites and you would need two or three different beeps, one beep for each satellite that you found.





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K Charles wrote:

One satellite and you get a beep, aim at two or three satellites and you would need two or three different beeps, one beep for each satellite that you found.
just having a tone for the 101 would be sufficient.

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skipnchar wrote:

You need one of these. MUCH better than signal strength on the TV screen http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3264941


You can get them on Ebay for like $7 including shipping.

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skipnchar wrote:

You need one of these. MUCH better than signal strength on the TV screen http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3264941


Having used both the on-screen display, by means of a portable battery operated TV at the antenna site, and that piece of junk you recommend I fully disagree with you.

The best... Dish Network's on-screen display, or a Bird-Dog meter.

The worst.. That in-line meter

DirecTV's is not nearly as good as DISH, but it's still better than the in-line meter

BUT.. That said.. YOU absolutely need to have the on-screen display AT THE ANTENNA SITE. so I use a portable TV for that job.


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I use the beep from the Direct receiver and turn up the volume of the TV and open the closest window and adjust for the rapid beep. piece of cake.


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