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Anyone here have Dish Satellite?

Discussion in 'Chevy Suburban Forum (GMC Yukon XL)' started by 84fiero123, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. 84fiero123

    84fiero123 New Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    My wife’s mother has Dish TV Satellite system, it sucks.

    Can anyone tell me what the dish charging means?

    We have Direct TV satellite System, and we have never heard of this.

    When she turns the system on first time everyday it says,

    “Satellite Charging.”

    WTF is that supposed to mean?
  2. Cableguy

    Cableguy Active Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    It means thats its CHARGING your Visa by the minute..HA HA HA HA

    [​IMG]

    OMG I kill myself, thats funny!
  3. 84fiero123

    84fiero123 New Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    ***ck you ! [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    And I thought you would be the one with the answer.
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 15, 2007
  4. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    I know a little bit about Sat technology in general. I've never seen that message before, but it sounds like it may have to warm up the feed horns in the LNBs on the dish or something. The actual LNBs (the little things that are on the pole in front of the dish) pull power off the cable line that is being fed from the sattelite box. So, there may be something wrong with the LNB or the sattelite box. Hope this helps you start troubleshooting it. I'm assuming it's not working as a result of this message?
  5. Cableguy

    Cableguy Active Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Ok I'm done being silly. What model of receiver is it?
  6. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    Yeah, I think that's the answer. I have DISH but I never have seen that message before. The LNBs really do draw power through the coax, but I've never seen it say "charging dish" before.

    Hey, Jamie. I've got a question about the cable coming into my house. I have TWO cable boxes on the side of my house, what gives? I'm tempted to hook something up to them to see if anything is connected to them.
  7. Diceman

    Diceman New Member

    if anything just have her leave the reciever on all the time, everyone i know that has dish just leaves it on and then you have instant access to tv once you turn it on.

    also, how old is her equipment. she might be able to call them and get some free upgrades if her stuff is decrepid. or she could pull the im thinking about switching gag and when they say what can we do to change your mind and she can say put in a new dish and receivers for me no charge. :great:
  8. Cableguy

    Cableguy Active Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Good point for Fiero. I have seen people do this too. The receiver uses very little power. Good show Diceman
  9. TrailLeadr

    TrailLeadr New Member 1000 Posts

    Jolly good show, 'ole boy....pip-pip:tongue:
  10. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    Sigh, I've got my own DISH problems now. ;-)

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