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Master Geek

#115158 15-Mar-2013 17:39
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Hey guys,

Am setting up freeview Sat for the MIL at the moment.

Experiencing a strange problem though - I can pickup the transponder for Mediaworks channels (12456) but not the TVNZ one!  I've done a blind scan but to no avail.

It's a DishTV S7070r box I've got, and the Mediaworks channels all seem fine - not cutting out or blocky-ness.

According the box the signal strength is about 67-68%, and quality 98% (pic attached).

Does anyone know if the TVNZ transponder is significantly weaker that the mediaworks one?  

The LNB is the standard Sky Sharp dual-LNB

Your help is appreciated!

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Ultimate Geek

  #782432 15-Mar-2013 18:48


The skew of the LNB is more critical for the TVNZ 12483 channel than the one with TV3 on it. Try turning the e skew one way by 10 degrees making sure you can still see TV3 and then blindscan again. If this doesn't work try turning it the other way and blindscanning until you find it. You're probably only 10 degrees away from it. Once you've found it, fine tune the skew for maximum quality on the 12483 channel.

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Master Geek

  #782460 15-Mar-2013 19:43
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Thanks for that, I'll give it a try - I'm sure that's all it is



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Master Geek

  #784003 19-Mar-2013 16:59
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I adjusted the skew and that did the trick - thanks for your help

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Ultimate Geek

#784020 19-Mar-2013 17:47

Great news, well done!

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