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Topic # 124608 13-Jul-2013 23:50
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Is it just me or has anyone else noticed a few 10-20 second drop outs on the TVNZ Freeview 12.456GHz transponder tonight?

I've had my receiver out to troubleshoot a mates dish but since I've gotten home I've noticed TV1/2/U drop out for 10-20 seconds about 3-4 times tonight so far.

The 12.483GHz transponder carrying TV3/Prime/Cue etc... still works fine.

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  Reply # 855145 14-Jul-2013 08:03
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I was trying to watch the Blues v Crusaders game last night on Prime and that kept losing signal for me here in Papatoetoe....... should have just gone to bed ;-)

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  Reply # 855166 14-Jul-2013 10:10
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I re-orientated my aerial last weekend (from Waitakere to Waiheke) and have had a flawless week of reception. Until last night.
I thought I was going to have to get up on the roof today.

TVNZ/TV3 and Prime were all affected. The messages my Panasonic TV were popping up where a mix of 'Bad Signal' and 'No Service'.

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  Reply # 855167 14-Jul-2013 10:20
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Yes, it happened several times for me too.

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  Reply # 855186 14-Jul-2013 11:10
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ubernoob: I was trying to watch the Blues v Crusaders game last night on Prime and that kept losing signal for me here in Papatoetoe....... should have just gone to bed ;-)


A bit OT I know. But the reason you may have had problems with watching Blues vs Crusaders is that they were playing the Chiefs! Good win by the defending champions too.




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  Reply # 855187 14-Jul-2013 11:13
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Dingbatt:
ubernoob: I was trying to watch the Blues v Crusaders game last night on Prime and that kept losing signal for me here in Papatoetoe....... should have just gone to bed ;-)


A bit OT I know. But the reason you may have had problems with watching Blues vs Crusaders is that they were playing the Chiefs! Good win by the defending champions too.


Ah ha... My reception was worse than I thought :-)

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  Reply # 855189 14-Jul-2013 11:14
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Also Dropouts on the Skytower DTT which i believe is a relay from Waiatarua, well there's a big DTT receive antenna pointing at Waiatarua up there anyway..

Anyone know what would cause apparent signal dropouts right across the network platforms? I'm intrigued

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  Reply # 856191 16-Jul-2013 01:45

This thread got a little sidetracked by the Waiatarua DTT problem of a few nights ago.

The OP had a problem with satellite on one TP. The most common cause of losing the tvnz channels on 12483 is the LNB skew being slightly off. The 12456 channels seem less affected by skew. Try to turn the LNB a little each way to try to optimise the 12483 channels quality reading.




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