|Originally posted by audiblesolutions|
On the other hand, we have had many instances where the signal meters on the A 4 IRDs did not work with the new LNBs but the receiver worked fine.
I've seen this symptom on old Sony receivers many times. Most commonly, the receiver shows no signal strength on transponder #3, though some will occasionally show no signal strength on transponders 1, 5, 7 and even 9, yet the receiver reliably displays programming derived from those transponders.
DirecTV doesn't reveal which programs are on which transponders, but if you go to the DBSForums Home Page
and scroll down to and click, "DirecTV Transponder Map"" under the heading "Technology" you will see a fairly current list of program transponder assignments that you can use determine if your signals really are dropping out on those transponders. (Last updated August 4, 2003).
The Sony B65/Hughes GAEBOA had some tuner problems when supplied with software revision 5444.0 but those were remedied with the newer software, which, if I recall correctly, is 5475.0