I am new to the whole Satellite TV thing. I am a soldier deployed to Iraq. I would much prefer to have my DirectTV guy come and fix my problems, and pay him handsomely for the job and the TV channels, like I already do at home. That being said, I want to educate myself on how the system works.
The system that is most popular for us here is a Strong SRT 4620II with a Mini X-1 Dongle. Most systems have one dish with two or three Universal LNBs pointed at NILESAT, SIRIUS, and HOTBIRD. The other dish has one Universal LNB and is pointed at EUTELSAT W6, and is attached to the Mini X-1 Dongle.
I understand that codes change, so sometimes that is the problem. But sometimes the channels are encryted, sometimes they are not. Sometimes they will come back if you turn the Stong box off and on again, sometimes they won't. Sometimes a total reboot of the Boxes works, but only for a few moments...not sure how the system works to troubleshoot.
I am trying to educate myself on how the system works so I can troubleshoot when things go South, especially when I am trying to watch some sporting event. I don't have a good view of the sky, but where I have my dishes set up seem to get me a consistent 70-80% signal...that, unfotunately, won't change.
Any help that anyone out there can provide, you will help me provide much relief to a bunch of soldiers just trying to watch some sports in our downtime.