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Topic # 30755 20-Feb-2009 09:44
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Hi Guys,

I have recently moved house in Lower Hutt and just set up my aerial in the roof to receive freeview.

I am pointing at the Fitzherbert (infill) transmitter and get the following quality levels according to the program scanchannelBDA.exe

714000 - 50%
730000 - 65%
762000 - 100%

Does anyone know what the min quality level should be to avoid frame freezes? Its probably unlikely I can get 100% on all 3 channels but Im sure I can increase the 50% mark but is it worth another trip to the roof or is what I have fine?

Cheers

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  Reply # 196893 20-Feb-2009 12:12
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Hi, the % reading from STB quality meters is non calibrated so only a relative guide, how it may really relate is dependant on how its coded, but one could possibly assume 50% is 3dB less C/N than 100%.

It could be your antenna has a lowend drop off, or most likely I find adjusting the aim of the antenna can dramatcially effect the slope across the muxs, this is where a proper Feildstrength meter is invaluable. Is you antenna pointing directly at Haywards, site, this would be a good start.

Does the box also produce BER rates, is the post viterbi decode BER pretty much 0 or E-6 or better on the poor muxs if so then probably not too much to worry about.

At the end of the day if its not pixeling then its most likely fine.

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  Reply # 197377 22-Feb-2009 23:00
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Not sure about the STBs out there but if you're using an HTPC you can get some strange results that might not be obviously a signal problem but ultimately is.






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  Reply # 197379 22-Feb-2009 23:03
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thanks for the help.

No stutter over the weekend so Im going to leave it as is.


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