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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 86972 16-Jul-2011 12:25
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I decided to buy a digital satellite receiver to get better television quality in the bedroom, I connected it to an old Sky dish that has been not in use for a few years now but the signal strength is around 83% and the signal quality is 0%, how do I raise the signal quality? 

I took the box to a relatives house to see if it was the box that had the problem, but it worked perfectly fine at the other house but not at mine and I am doing the same thing.

Any help would be grateful Smile 

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  Reply # 493974 16-Jul-2011 12:44
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the signal strength is around 83% and the signal quality is 0%, how do I raise the signal quality?

Sounds like the LNB is nearly dead and/or the Dish is out of alignment.

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  Reply # 494024 16-Jul-2011 16:58

Hi K1mberley,

It is probably a different sort of dish/LNB. A lot of the early Sky ones were 11300MHz and the newer ones are 10750MHz. You change a setting in your decoder to match the LNB frequency of the dish.

It's usually in a menu labelled LNB setup. Just go into this menu and change the Optus D1 LNB frequency to either 10750 or 11300 and try that out.

If you end up with 0 quality readings after trying this, then it could be that the LNB has failed. But worth a try first before you buy a new LNB.

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 494070 16-Jul-2011 18:15
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Thank you both for your answers, will put them to the test. 

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  Reply # 494485 18-Jul-2011 09:54
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B1GGLZ: and/or the Dish is out of alignment.

Touching the actual dish should be your last resort.  A sky one will have been aligned fairly well and you risk stuffing that up by playing with it, unless you know it's been moved previously. 

Almost all these problems relate to selecting the right LNB settings in your satellite receiver.  There are two main types/values so freeview approved satellite boxes automatically scan both of them at setup time.

Good luck!

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  Reply # 494560 18-Jul-2011 11:06
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Thank for all the comments, they all helped. I have managed to get it working finally, it took setting the LNB type to universal to get it going.


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