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Topic # 22626 3-Jun-2008 13:50
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Hi,

I've recently purchased a Strong 4652X satellite receiver which is working fine apart from the hortizontal tracking of the graphics.

For the tv broadcasts, if graphics are broadcast they are not displayed straight, skewed slightly on an angle so weather or sports scores aren't showing correctly, the EPG is also on an angle and if viewing Teletext it's also skewed. If I switch back to viewing the tv via the aerial, the graphics show correctly (straight) so it's definitely something with the STB. I have a 32in Panasonic CRT widescreen and have configured the settings to 16x9 in the decoder.

Additionally the EPG doesn't always show all of the channels available - you have to click on the channel and then it refreshes.


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  Reply # 135192 3-Jun-2008 14:50
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That sounds weired, are you sure there is no zoom in action, I find it hard to understand how that could be. Can you confirm that a DVD player using the same AV input on your TV does not have the same issue. Often the TV setup is input based, so it could be that there is a tube rotation on that AV input that is not seen when you use another input or the tuner.

As for the EPG issue, this is mentioned in another thread in the Hometheatre area, if you are watching a channel on one mux then the box gets no EPG data from the other mux. TVNZ and some channels are on one mux, TV3/4 and some others on another mux, so you will get a momentry delay in picking up EPG data when switching between the two. This could be avoided if the STB kept a bigger cache, I have noted a lot of STBs keep very small caches.

Cyril



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  Reply # 135674 5-Jun-2008 13:58
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"Can you confirm that a DVD player using the same AV input on your TV does not have the same issue. Often the TV setup is input based, so it could be that there is a tube rotation on that AV input that is not seen when you use another input or the tuner."

The STB is currently connected using Composite cables. I removed those and connected using Component which were connected to the DVD using the DVD AV input and the issue still exists.

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  Reply # 135676 5-Jun-2008 14:05
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Well I have installed a number of these and have never seen such an issue, nor does one I have in front of me, purhaps you should return it from your dealer.

Cyril

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