Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



176 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 5


Topic # 94025 4-Dec-2011 16:51 Send private message

I use an ex sky Satellite dish to recieve SBS, Nine, Go! and Gem from Optus D1. The signal strength and quality that I am currently getting is around 60 for signal strength and 35 to 40 for signal quality. This doesn't seem particualrly great to me but is adequate for watching these channels on most days, weather permitting. I do get some loss of quality, drop outs, pixelation etc quite often when recording these channels.

My question is this: is that a reasonable signal strength and quality to expect from an ex sky dish (65cm I think)? Is it worth trying to tweak the alignment etc to improve this or will I just have to upgrade to a larger dish? 

Thanks in advance 

Create new topic
291 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 553584 4-Dec-2011 17:01 Send private message

Adjusting the skew of the lnb sometimes helps.

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Another Trade Me competitor: SellShed
Created by freitasm, last reply by mattwnz on 20-Oct-2014 15:16 (22 replies)
Pages... 2


Why would Suresignal calls be worse quality than non-Suresignal calls from the same location?
Created by Geektastic, last reply by gzt on 20-Oct-2014 15:08 (37 replies)
Pages... 2 3


American legal jurisdiction in New Zealand
Created by ajobbins, last reply by gzt on 20-Oct-2014 21:03 (16 replies)
Pages... 2


Picture resizing on the forum
Created by Jase2985, last reply by freitasm on 18-Oct-2014 13:32 (13 replies)

Internet question...
Created by Geektastic, last reply by Geektastic on 17-Oct-2014 22:59 (40 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Just bought a TiVo online. No wireless adaptor. Will a standard one work? Or do I need the TiVo one ?
Created by Limerick, last reply by graemeh on 20-Oct-2014 16:03 (11 replies)

iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. Gonna get one?
Created by Dingbatt, last reply by alexx on 20-Oct-2014 13:34 (45 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Why do people keep thinking National are doing a great job?
Created by sxz, last reply by BurningBeard on 20-Oct-2014 11:06 (155 replies)
Pages... 9 10 11



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.