|1.||Symptoms: Missing every other channel on a particular satellite. For
example, if the ODD numbered channels are out on one satellite, then the EVEN numbered
channels will be out on the adjacent (neighboring)satellites.
"Cure": Check the wires on the back of the satellite receiver and the wires that go to the Polarizer (may also be called Polarity, Servo or Skew) Terminals. Polarity wires are colored RED, BLACK, WHITE (or clear) in standard installations: RED = +5V, BLACK = Ground (GND), WHITE = Pulse. If all of the wires are connected properly, then the servo motor is probably bad and will require a local satellite dealer/technician to replace it. NOTE: Regarding Bad Polarity Servo Motors, there could be other problems that cause similar "symptoms". Always discuss the situation fully with your local satellite dealer before purchasing replacement parts.
|2.||Symptoms: Getting a different satellite than the one you entered into your
Make sure that you are requesting the right satellite coordinates on your remote control
or on your receiver. Many times, a satellite receiver will have a different code
programmed in for a particular satellite. An example would be satellite "G6". In
some instances, this same satellite will be programmed in as "G2" instead of
"G6". Although both codes refer to the same satellite, it can be listed in
satellite guides or programmed in to your receiver/decoder as either one. Some other
channels that are commonly confused are:
|3||Symptoms: All Satellites and channels are "snowy"
Always check the "simplest" things first. Many times someone in your home has
the TV on the wrong channel (TV should be on "3" or "4" usually). The
VCR could be turned on or tuned on the wrong channel. See if your remote control has a
C/KU button. If so, it should be set to "C", or C-Band. Another problem could be
loose wires on the back of the receiver/decoder. If possible, check the wires on the back
of the receiver/decoder. Please use caution in attempting to check the back of your
receiver/decoder. You could accidentally pull wires COMPLETELY LOOSE if the
receiver/decoder has to be moved in order to see the back panel. If all the connections
appear normal, and the TV and VCR appear normal, then it would be best to contact a local