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.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 


9 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 966608 14-Jan-2014 09:44 Send private message

Pretty much figured that as my next option. Trouble is, don't have that as an access option until the 23rd. Oh woe, no TV till then. The thing I find a bit puzzling is that clearly something is coming thru the LNB, because, if I disconnect it Signal Strength disappears altogether. Re-connect and it leaps to 70%. Signal Quality flutters around 0-1%. Is it just that the LNB has drifted "off channel" as has been suggested? I have tried shifting the TP freq up and down by incrememnts to no avail. ?????????

11500 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 662

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 967061 14-Jan-2014 19:48 Send private message

That will just be the noise that the LNB outputs along with the signal.

Is it still working at all at some times? If it is then try changing it by a MHz up and down at that time and see what the signal quality does either way. Keep going till it starts to drop off again and leave it there and see if it helps with the loss of signal.

The other option is to go and buy a STB from a place with a good return policy and take it back if it also fails on your dish.




Richard rich.ms



9 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 967070 14-Jan-2014 20:05 Send private message

Thanks for the input. No, not working at all at any time. You gotta believe this, too. STBs are so cheap I was gonna just buy another one and what the heck. There isn't one to be bought for miles. Everyone, literally everyone is out of stock! By the time I get this solved it'll be time to go back home. :-( I think I'll buy a satellite finder and a LNB to bring back next trip and in the meantime take this STB home and check it against our existing installation there. Looking more and more like no TV for the duration of the holiday :-(

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page 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:

forgot how to unlock a car door
Created by joker97, last reply by joker97 on 18-Dec-2014 19:51 (37 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Spray Foam Insulation
Created by AACTech, last reply by timmmay on 18-Dec-2014 16:19 (28 replies)
Pages... 2


Has Spark (Telecom) locked their iphone 6 ?
Created by anewguy2014, last reply by michaelmurfy on 17-Dec-2014 14:32 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


In defence of cats
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by DarthKermit on 17-Dec-2014 15:40 (68 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Lightbox launches on PlayStation 4
Created by freitasm, last reply by Bobdn on 18-Dec-2014 21:31 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


Slaughter of Innocents
Created by networkn, last reply by networkn on 18-Dec-2014 20:08 (43 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Couriers starting to charge for redelivery
Created by mattwnz, last reply by raytaylor on 18-Dec-2014 02:27 (77 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


How is iParcel these days?
Created by peejayw, last reply by JoshWright on 18-Dec-2014 21:34 (18 replies)
Pages... 2



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.