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  Reply # 555711 8-Dec-2011 23:50
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I am not using a quality sky dish but a cheap trademe 60cm Chinese one it has worked well over the last three years but in the last month the picture quality has been been varied as at now midnight the quality is 80 to 85 which is ok
Not perfect like in october (I was in Australia in nov)
Thinking of changing the dish if thatbis what I need to fix the problem

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  Reply # 555720 9-Dec-2011 00:20
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I am not using a quality sky dish but a cheap trademe 60cm Chinese one it has worked well over the last three years but in the last month the picture quality has been been varied as at now midnight the quality is 80 to 85 which is ok
Not perfect like in october (I was in Australia in nov)
Thinking of changing the dish if thatbis what I need to fix the problem

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  Reply # 555722 9-Dec-2011 00:22
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Hmmh the picture has now become pixelated again ....

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  Reply # 556403 10-Dec-2011 16:39
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I've had a problem (i.e. virtually non-existent) with reception of SBS 1 & 2 since late November. It's not a LNB problem as a test signal on TP 12637/5100 is also vertical on the NAND beam and that shows up with a fluctuating quality of between 70 and 90.

My assumption was that the feed from SBS in Tassie has been turned off but the picture is sometimes there - very pixellated video and no audio. I have noticed that if there was bad weather over Tasmania in the past, the signal would be very poor but the problem seems to persist even if Tasmania and here (Northland) have clear skies.

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  Reply # 556417 10-Dec-2011 17:09
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Hope the signal returns

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  Reply # 556454 10-Dec-2011 20:28
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I've had a problem (i.e. virtually non-existent) with reception of SBS 1 & 2 since late November. It's not a LNB problem as a test signal on TP 12637/5100 is also vertical on the NAND beam and that shows up with a fluctuating quality of between 70 and 90


Given that others as quoted in this thread are still recieving this channel OK (including myself) there must be a problem somwhere in your system, perhaps your dish is out of alignment or other such.

Oh and SBS is on the NANZ beam not the NAND beam (according to Lyngsat).

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  Reply # 556455 10-Dec-2011 20:38
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I'm not sure it's as simple as that - as I stated when I posted my message, I currently get the three ch9 channels just fine. The DVBS-2 card that is used for those can't pick up SBS either (i.e., it's not because my other DVBS card upon which I previously which SBS channels has blown). All other DVBS and DVBS channels I previously picked up off Optus D1 are working with high signal strength reported in mediaportal. I purchased a satelite finder and it reads the highest signal strength. I pick up a range of V and H polarity channels, no problems. I can switch between V and H channels no problem, as before.

That it was a very sudden loss which affected a great many people in NZ suggests that they definitely changes something at the SBS/AUS end, so perhaps even the slightest change to signal quality or strength put map and I (and others, it's not just us - see other threads) below some threshold?

Can an old/dodgy LNB affect the quality of the signal without affecting its strength?

How hard are they to change?

Anybody suggest a good, reasonably priced one?

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  Reply # 556733 11-Dec-2011 22:07
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Well, for what it's worth, I'm still receiving a good signal. 100% strength with 94% quality - no drop outs. This is with a 65cm dish in Wellington.

I did spend some time making sure the signal was as good as I could get it when I installed the dish.

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  Reply # 556743 11-Dec-2011 22:27
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its only been recently that the SBS signal has been very eratic So long as the signal can be received in NZ I will be happy
Will see if there is any changes over the next week otherwise will put in a new dish    

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  Reply # 556759 12-Dec-2011 00:22
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I'd put it down as people say, to dying LNBs, or incorrectly rotated ones (the H/V are not quite spot on) now requiring fine tuning again.

I too am receiving it with no issues, Sky Dual-Head on standard Sky dish. With a strong STB. And thats after 3x 6+ earthquakes and a house that has sunk 3" at one end.

The initial report of a drop in signal strenth was on 24-11, and reviewed again on 29-11 and found to be back up somewhat.

D1 SBS Level in NZ

This afternoon on  Kapiti Coast ,  clear sky conditions   SBS  level is
11.5 db CNR  on  64 cm dish  with  Sharp Quad LNBF 

No break up of signal

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  Reply # 556761 12-Dec-2011 00:45
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Thats good advice
I will change my dish and go for a better quality one 

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  Reply # 560055 20-Dec-2011 19:29
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Changed the LNB and now the signal is great
In fact i am now getting australian channels 7, go , gem ,9 as well as SBS 

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  Reply # 560083 20-Dec-2011 21:04
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Map: Changed the LNB and now the signal is great
In fact i am now getting australian channels 7, go , gem ,9 as well as SBS 

What's the transponder, etc info for 7 please? 

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  Reply # 560095 20-Dec-2011 21:32
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I got a professional in to install a dish etc and now I have channel seven call Paul on 021681371 and he can explain

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  Reply # 560097 20-Dec-2011 21:37
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Are you absolutely certain it is not channel 9 that you are thinking of? 9,go and gem have been available on Optus d1 for a while but have not heard of 7 being available. If it is 7 and you can find out the transponder details I would be very great full for them too.

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