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Master Geek

# 223793 17-Oct-2017 16:22
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Using a dishtv S7070r, decent signal strength and quality TV1 works fine as do most


TV3 is breaking up pausing audio glitches


Just the last couple of days.




So bad having to watch tv1 breakfast news!

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Ultimate Geek

  # 1885206 17-Oct-2017 16:50
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Same for me on Panasonic bluray player all other channels are digital sound had to switch to pcm to stop cracking sound

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Master Geek

  # 1885234 17-Oct-2017 18:00
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Check your Aerial Polarisation. Mine was not correct for a LONG time. I ditched my TIVO & got Freeview now & then TV3 went bad. landlord checked the arial & determined the horizontal/vertical arial was the wrong way. he fixed it & now my signal strength has gone up to maximum.






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  # 1885239 17-Oct-2017 18:08
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Thread is about DVB-S reception, i.e., satellite.

Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+. Apple TV 4, Apple TV 4K, iPad Air 1, iPhone 6s, VodaTV Gen 2. If it doesn't move then its data cabled.

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Master Geek

  # 1885242 17-Oct-2017 18:19
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now Ive just spent 2 hours looking for my aerial

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Uber Geek

  # 1885244 17-Oct-2017 18:23
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If it's DVB-S, look for a satellite dish.

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  # 1885252 17-Oct-2017 19:04
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Good chance the issue is Skew related for your LNB. Either that or LNB failure as they will die over time.

Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat APAC a Technology Evangelist and Product Manager. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.

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Master Geek

  # 1886043 19-Oct-2017 08:43
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hmm getting worse and certainly not weather related etc tv3 totally unwatchable even with decent strength/quality?


Need a new dish/lnb?


Might have to get a man in, any recommendations?


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  # 1886158 19-Oct-2017 11:07
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Where in NZ are you?


I'm using the DishTV S7070r in Wellington, and it is/has been fine.


How old is dish and components?  Might just need a new LNB ... or as other suggest, get up there and check for connection, rain damage etc.  Maybe clean up wire ends and refit F-connector?

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Master Geek

  # 1886164 19-Oct-2017 11:16
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In chc (sumner)


Dish was there when we bought the house ~14 years ago, has been knocked around a bit with a new roof etc, quite exposed to the norwesters, I think something broke last time and someone riveted it into place.


I dont have easy access to it as its effectively 3 stories up

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