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Directv to Dish conversion problems

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Purchased the conversion kit from Winegard for conversion of Travlr antenna from directv to dish and installed it. Also removed the directv power inserter from the coax feed.  I searched for a splitter in the coax feed but could not find one. The antenna now goes through the search process but fails to lock onto a satellite. Can anyone tell me if there is something else I need to do or what is the likely problem? Thanks.

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Doesn't the receiver need to be programmed for the new service? Seems it is still programmed for DTV and is looking for those satellites. (Just thinking out loud.)

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If you converted your satellite dish with the kit, all you did  was make your satellite dish recognize your Dish Network Satellites. You will need a Dish Network Receiver to get Disk Network. It will not work  on your Direct TV Receiver.

Herman

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The conversion process involves resetting the winegard antenna controller for the LG Dish 100 antenna which I did.  I have a Dish receiver but the antenna must lock on to a satellite before a Dish receiver is able to use it to contact the network. 

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I have traveler dish for directv and if I miss one step when setting it up it will not lock onto a satellite. The step that I nearly always miss is the one with the receiver that you must get to telling the receiver to start searching. I can usually set up a dish by hand much faster than using an automatic one anyway.

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wfstewa,

Call Wingard support. When I have had to talk to them they have been very helpful. That was some time ago, but still what do you have to lose.

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