I have a Dish 6000 pulling in the signal from the 148 satellite. Virtually every time I switch to it, the signal strength is about 40 -- usually too low to receive the HBO or Showtime HDTV signal. But if I disconnect and then reconnect the satellite, the signal strength goes up to 80 or so and everything is fine. I thought bad connector, but the weird thing is that it doesn't matter where I do the disconnect/connect thing -- at the satellite, at the entry into the house or at the receiver. The other odd thing is that I normally leave the receiver on, so you would think once it's working okay it would stay in that state. Here's a possible clue: I only get a signal on odd transponder. Thanks for the help.