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#153736 6-Oct-2014 16:27
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Could anyone tell me whether the number
of FTA channels( D1, D2, Intelsat 8) onto 90 cm satellite dish can be improved by using an upgraded receiver.
At present using older type of Satlink.
I do get channels without picture but with sound at present on both D1 and D2

Thanks for your comments

antonarie

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  #1148493 6-Oct-2014 18:57
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Unlikely.
Using a larger dish could have a significant effect on received signal strength whereas changing receivers will have negligible effect and could even be worse if the new on is slightly less sensitive.

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  #1148524 6-Oct-2014 19:27
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I have updated the subject in this topic from "reception" to something more meaningful.

There's no excuse for this. Please use meaningful subjects or people won't bother reading/answering your topics. 





 

 

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  #1148548 6-Oct-2014 19:46
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I think he means there is no pic on DVB S2 , in which case a new receiver would help.
If you mean you have no picture at all , how can you tell what your reception is like ;-))

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  #1149698 8-Oct-2014 09:05
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Sometimes a new reciever may work...but it might not too....roll the dice....I have a Samsung TV that the internal reciever works (as it worked in a previous house with no troubles), but moving to a more marginal signal location, that TV's internal receiver no longer works well enough to watch TV with. So I went and bought a DishTV box and that worked a treat...until the signal degraded further....binned the DishTV and bought a Panasonic one....signal working fine again...so sometimes they can do things differently. 

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  #1149716 8-Oct-2014 09:46
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It can be both ways,
Its either the receiver or the dish that needs upgrading, I recommend checking out the dish to see if you can upgrade it, otherwise you may "test" a new receiver and determine the outcome of the reception.




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  #1149725 8-Oct-2014 10:05
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I did not explain it properly. I do receive D1 and D2 and Intel 8 KU but there are a number of channels that appear with black screen but with sound.
Hence the question whether that was due to the older receiver.
I am a novice in this field but would like to know whether I can improve and/or increase the number of channels on FTA

aah

 

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  #1150027 8-Oct-2014 15:14
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antonarie: I did not explain it properly. I do receive D1 and D2 and Intel 8 KU but there are a number of channels that appear with black screen but with sound.

 

As someone else has said. That may be because your receiver is DVB S and not DVB S2. You need a DVB S2 receiver to get HD channels such as Channel 9 and the Sky HD channels.

http://www.lyngsat.com/Optus-D1.html

http://www.lyngsat.com/Optus-D2.html

 
 
 
 


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  #1150289 8-Oct-2014 21:33

CH 9 is not HD.

Sky NZ is encrypted.

Some of the Globecast channels on D2 are MPEG4. A DVB-S2 receiver will help to receive these as most S2 receivers are MPEG4.




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  #1150291 8-Oct-2014 21:39

Just to clarify:

DVBS and DVB-S2 can be used for MPEG2 or MPEG4.
DVBS and DVB-S2 can be used for SD or HD.
MPEG2 or MPEG4 can both be used for SD or HD.

That is all for now




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  #1150293 8-Oct-2014 21:42

Ok and Intelsat8 has gone and has been replaced by Intelsat19.

Sorry all, should have put these in one post...




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  #1150422 9-Oct-2014 08:43
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hdinsider: CH 9 is not HD.

Sky NZ is encrypted.

Some of the Globecast channels on D2 are MPEG4. A DVB-S2 receiver will help to receive these as most S2 receivers are MPEG4.

According to the info in the link CH9 is HD.


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  #1150454 9-Oct-2014 09:27

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hdinsider: CH 9 is not HD.

Sky NZ is encrypted.

Some of the Globecast channels on D2 are MPEG4. A DVB-S2 receiver will help to receive these as most S2 receivers are MPEG4.

According to the info in the link CH9 is HD.



Yes, lyngsat is wrong about this. It is definitely 720x576 SD.




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  #1151419 10-Oct-2014 16:32
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Ovation Channel on D2 only available on DVB S2 and at least 10 channels on Intelsat 19 Ku also with a DVB S2 receiver.

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  #1151864 11-Oct-2014 15:41
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kiwisat: Ovation Channel on D2 only available on DVB S2 and at least 10 channels on Intelsat 19 Ku also with a DVB S2 receiver.


 

 

Ovation disappeared some time ago and was replaced by yet another religious channel. Or do you know something I don't? I would love to be able to get Ovation again.

 





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  #1151969 11-Oct-2014 20:12
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Yes, quite right. I am guilty of misleading re Intelsat 19 as well, quite a few channels have gone scrambled since I last looked.

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