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# 139241 1-Feb-2014 21:47
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Hi there,

I'm helping my mother in law with her freeview woes.

The guts of it is she said that some of the channels don't work anymore - ONE and TV2 at least. Other channels like TV3 and Shine work fine.

Signal on the box is showing 80%. When I checked the channels that aren't working, it seems to be those on Optus D1 Carrier1_s4. My MiL lives in a reasonably tree rich area and I had to prune a tree to get any signal at all. There is some regrowth on said tree now.

I'm a bit of a newb with this sort of thing. I would have thought 80% would give me all the channels no hassle etc.


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  # 978746 2-Feb-2014 08:58
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What type of box are you using?

Trees shouldn't make such of a difference for satellite unless the dish is completely blocked, but even then if you're getting a signal off a single MUX you should get everything.

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  # 979002 2-Feb-2014 18:51
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iirc, it's a reasonably aged DVS model one.

What you said is what I would have thought also. I don't have the luxury of testing with a different unit, unfortunately.


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  # 979294 3-Feb-2014 11:43
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Try skewing the LNB, The Channels on 12483 will be the first to go if not skewed correctly.


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  # 979504 3-Feb-2014 16:57
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Fro ma quick Google, that involves rotating the LNB in place a few degrees either way? could this throw out the channels that are currently working?

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  # 979510 3-Feb-2014 17:09
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hawkz25: Fro ma quick Google, that involves rotating the LNB in place a few degrees either way? could this throw out the channels that are currently working?

Yep, rotating it is skew. If you can get a signal strength meter or percentage to display on your STB, that is the best way of adjusting it - rotate to get the best reading.

You will only need to move it a few mm in each direction - slacken the adjusting screw just enough that you can move the LNB, but it is still held snugly, move it slightly and give it a few seconds to settle before deciding if it needs to be moved further.

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