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Anonymous
June 4, 2005 2:16:11 AM

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I know this seems to make little sense but ----

On G1 I can get a decent signal - quality 36+ on channels above 150.

From 100 to anything under 150 I can get a signal of 12 or so that often
degrades to a pixilated mess or no video at all.

Sometimes I can watch the channels from 100 - to under 150 for an hour with
no problems - sometimes they just won't come in.

I can move to another Sat & get good quality numbers --- 99 on C4.

I am at a loss to figure this out -- I have an extra LNB laying around
somewhere --- but I can't think of a reason that the LNB would cause this
kind of issue.

I thought it might be a some tree/bush problems -- but I trimmed them back
without any positive results.

Anybody got theory? Anybody else noticed a signal drop from these channels?
Anonymous
June 4, 2005 8:09:04 AM

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See

http://anubis.macross.com/%7Edrlev/7531.1.htm

"A Brick in the Wall" <NoSpam@NoThanks.com> wrote in message
news:42a11d0d_2@newsfeed.slurp.net...
|I know this seems to make little sense but ----
|
| On G1 I can get a decent signal - quality 36+ on channels above 150.
|
| From 100 to anything under 150 I can get a signal of 12 or so that often
| degrades to a pixilated mess or no video at all.
|
| Sometimes I can watch the channels from 100 - to under 150 for an hour with
| no problems - sometimes they just won't come in.
|
| I can move to another Sat & get good quality numbers --- 99 on C4.
|
| I am at a loss to figure this out -- I have an extra LNB laying around
| somewhere --- but I can't think of a reason that the LNB would cause this
| kind of issue.
|
| I thought it might be a some tree/bush problems -- but I trimmed them back
| without any positive results.
|
| Anybody got theory? Anybody else noticed a signal drop from these channels?
|
|
Anonymous
June 4, 2005 10:53:19 AM

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"DRLev" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
news:AP9oe.23954$j51.13149@tornado.texas.rr.com...
> See
>
> http://anubis.macross.com/%7Edrlev/7531.1.htm

Thanks - --- Interesting but I don't think it addresses my problem -
I've had this system for 20 years. It is an 8' solid dish with a 15 degree
LNB in Northern Indiana. I've had the digital receiver for many years. It
has only recently begun to show these problems.
If I repeak the dish location or skew I *might* get some very minor
improvement for a while.

>
> "A Brick in the Wall" <NoSpam@NoThanks.com> wrote in message
> news:42a11d0d_2@newsfeed.slurp.net...
> |I know this seems to make little sense but ----
> |
> | On G1 I can get a decent signal - quality 36+ on channels above 150.
> |
> | From 100 to anything under 150 I can get a signal of 12 or so that often
> | degrades to a pixilated mess or no video at all.
> |
> | Sometimes I can watch the channels from 100 - to under 150 for an hour
> with
> | no problems - sometimes they just won't come in.
> |
> | I can move to another Sat & get good quality numbers --- 99 on C4.
> |
> | I am at a loss to figure this out -- I have an extra LNB laying around
> | somewhere --- but I can't think of a reason that the LNB would cause
> this
> | kind of issue.
> |
> | I thought it might be a some tree/bush problems -- but I trimmed them
> back
> | without any positive results.
> |
> | Anybody got theory? Anybody else noticed a signal drop from these
> channels?
> |
> |
>
>
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Anonymous
June 4, 2005 10:53:19 AM

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"DRLev" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
news:AP9oe.23954$j51.13149@tornado.texas.rr.com...
> See
>
> http://anubis.macross.com/%7Edrlev/7531.1.htm

Thanks - --- Interesting but I don't think it addresses my problem -
I've had this system for 20 years. It is an 8' solid dish with a 15 degree
LNB in Northern Indiana. I've had the digital receiver for many years. It
has only recently begun to show these problems.
If I repeak the dish location or skew I *might* get some very minor
improvement for a while.

>
> "A Brick in the Wall" <NoSpam@NoThanks.com> wrote in message
> news:42a11d0d_2@newsfeed.slurp.net...
> |I know this seems to make little sense but ----
> |
> | On G1 I can get a decent signal - quality 36+ on channels above 150.
> |
> | From 100 to anything under 150 I can get a signal of 12 or so that often
> | degrades to a pixilated mess or no video at all.
> |
> | Sometimes I can watch the channels from 100 - to under 150 for an hour
> with
> | no problems - sometimes they just won't come in.
> |
> | I can move to another Sat & get good quality numbers --- 99 on C4.
> |
> | I am at a loss to figure this out -- I have an extra LNB laying around
> | somewhere --- but I can't think of a reason that the LNB would cause
> this
> | kind of issue.
> |
> | I thought it might be a some tree/bush problems -- but I trimmed them
> back
> | without any positive results.
> |
> | Anybody got theory? Anybody else noticed a signal drop from these
> channels?
> |
> |
>
>
Anonymous
June 4, 2005 10:53:19 AM

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"DRLev" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
news:AP9oe.23954$j51.13149@tornado.texas.rr.com...
> See
>
> http://anubis.macross.com/%7Edrlev/7531.1.htm

Thanks - --- Interesting but I don't think it addresses my problem -
I've had this system for 20 years. It is an 8' solid dish with a 15 degree
LNB in Northern Indiana. I've had the digital receiver for many years. It
has only recently begun to show these problems.
If I repeak the dish location or skew I *might* get some very minor
improvement for a while.

>
> "A Brick in the Wall" <NoSpam@NoThanks.com> wrote in message
> news:42a11d0d_2@newsfeed.slurp.net...
> |I know this seems to make little sense but ----
> |
> | On G1 I can get a decent signal - quality 36+ on channels above 150.
> |
> | From 100 to anything under 150 I can get a signal of 12 or so that often
> | degrades to a pixilated mess or no video at all.
> |
> | Sometimes I can watch the channels from 100 - to under 150 for an hour
> with
> | no problems - sometimes they just won't come in.
> |
> | I can move to another Sat & get good quality numbers --- 99 on C4.
> |
> | I am at a loss to figure this out -- I have an extra LNB laying around
> | somewhere --- but I can't think of a reason that the LNB would cause
> this
> | kind of issue.
> |
> | I thought it might be a some tree/bush problems -- but I trimmed them
> back
> | without any positive results.
> |
> | Anybody got theory? Anybody else noticed a signal drop from these
> channels?
> |
> |
>
>
Anonymous
June 4, 2005 11:01:43 AM

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Sorry about the posting hiccups --- it appears one of my news servers has a
problem today.



"A Brick in the Wall" <NoSpam@NoThanks.com> wrote in message
news:42a19655$1_4@newsfeed.slurp.net...
>
> "DRLev" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
> news:AP9oe.23954$j51.13149@tornado.texas.rr.com...
>> See
>>
>> http://anubis.macross.com/%7Edrlev/7531.1.htm
>
> Thanks - --- Interesting but I don't think it addresses my problem -
> I've had this system for 20 years. It is an 8' solid dish with a 15 degree
> LNB in Northern Indiana. I've had the digital receiver for many years. It
> has only recently begun to show these problems.
> If I repeak the dish location or skew I *might* get some very minor
> improvement for a while.
>
>>
>> "A Brick in the Wall" <NoSpam@NoThanks.com> wrote in message
>> news:42a11d0d_2@newsfeed.slurp.net...
>> |I know this seems to make little sense but ----
>> |
>> | On G1 I can get a decent signal - quality 36+ on channels above 150.
>> |
>> | From 100 to anything under 150 I can get a signal of 12 or so that
>> often
>> | degrades to a pixilated mess or no video at all.
>> |
>> | Sometimes I can watch the channels from 100 - to under 150 for an hour
>> with
>> | no problems - sometimes they just won't come in.
>> |
>> | I can move to another Sat & get good quality numbers --- 99 on C4.
>> |
>> | I am at a loss to figure this out -- I have an extra LNB laying around
>> | somewhere --- but I can't think of a reason that the LNB would cause
>> this
>> | kind of issue.
>> |
>> | I thought it might be a some tree/bush problems -- but I trimmed them
>> back
>> | without any positive results.
>> |
>> | Anybody got theory? Anybody else noticed a signal drop from these
>> channels?
>> |
>> |
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
June 5, 2005 12:46:55 PM

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On Fri, 3 Jun 2005 22:16:11 -0500, "A Brick in the Wall"
<NoSpam@NoThanks.com> wrote:

>I know this seems to make little sense but ----
>
>On G1 I can get a decent signal - quality 36+ on channels above 150.
>
>From 100 to anything under 150 I can get a signal of 12 or so that often
>degrades to a pixilated mess or no video at all.
>
>Sometimes I can watch the channels from 100 - to under 150 for an hour with
>no problems - sometimes they just won't come in.
>
>I can move to another Sat & get good quality numbers --- 99 on C4.
>
>I am at a loss to figure this out -- I have an extra LNB laying around
>somewhere --- but I can't think of a reason that the LNB would cause this
>kind of issue.
>
>I thought it might be a some tree/bush problems -- but I trimmed them back
>without any positive results.
>
>Anybody got theory? Anybody else noticed a signal drop from these channels?
>



Sounds like it is time to peak the dish. You get any KU?
Anonymous
June 6, 2005 11:02:40 AM

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"kryppy" <kryppy@.> wrote in message
news:m0t5a1d5m6da81lr5t2dk03iifcqg784vs@4ax.com...
> On Fri, 3 Jun 2005 22:16:11 -0500, "A Brick in the Wall"
> <NoSpam@NoThanks.com> wrote:
>
>>I know this seems to make little sense but ----
>>
>>On G1 I can get a decent signal - quality 36+ on channels above 150.
>>
>>From 100 to anything under 150 I can get a signal of 12 or so that often
>>degrades to a pixilated mess or no video at all.
>>
>>Sometimes I can watch the channels from 100 - to under 150 for an hour
>>with
>>no problems - sometimes they just won't come in.
>>
>>I can move to another Sat & get good quality numbers --- 99 on C4.
>>
>>I am at a loss to figure this out -- I have an extra LNB laying around
>>somewhere --- but I can't think of a reason that the LNB would cause this
>>kind of issue.
>>
>>I thought it might be a some tree/bush problems -- but I trimmed them back
>>without any positive results.
>>
>>Anybody got theory? Anybody else noticed a signal drop from these
>>channels?
>>
>
>
>
> Sounds like it is time to peak the dish. You get any KU?
>
>
>

I don't have KU --- I tried peaking it without success -- a new LNB has
solved the issue.

Thanks though...
June 15, 2005 3:44:19 AM

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I am in central california....own a BUD and 4DTV receiver
920.......experiencing problems with G1 HBO AND MAX digital signals,
transponders 100 thru 111. For some time I attempted to correct this
problem to no avail and then finally realized that the digital signals were
confined to HBO and Max digital signals, and not the digital signals of
Startz and Encore.

I called my provider and was told that digital HBO AND MAX signals are being
sent at a compression of 16 to 1 and not 10 to 1 as are the other
programmers on this satellite of which I am not experiencing problems with
their digital signals (whatever that means). The only transponders I have
problems with are digital HBO AND MAX transponders G1 100 thru 111. The
rest are no problem.......coming in beautiful..........with the Startz and
Encore programming.

I have attempted to contact HBO via email and have received no answer as of
yet, and was given a phone number to call also. That number is 1 212 512
1000 for those that are interested.

I pay for HBO and Max analog signals and thus the digital signals are also
suppose to be available as alternatives. Being that I pay for the analog, I
believe that HBO and Max need to get with it and provide these digital
signals as the proper compression thus providing alternatives to viewing
times.

If you are successful in determining if this is the problem for these
transponders..............please keep me advised @ my email addy.

thanks
J




"A Brick in the Wall" <NoSpam@NoThanks.com> wrote in message
news:42a43b85$1_5@newsfeed.slurp.net...
>
> "kryppy" <kryppy@.> wrote in message
> news:m0t5a1d5m6da81lr5t2dk03iifcqg784vs@4ax.com...
>> On Fri, 3 Jun 2005 22:16:11 -0500, "A Brick in the Wall"
>> <NoSpam@NoThanks.com> wrote:
>>
>>>I know this seems to make little sense but ----
>>>
>>>On G1 I can get a decent signal - quality 36+ on channels above 150.
>>>
>>>From 100 to anything under 150 I can get a signal of 12 or so that often
>>>degrades to a pixilated mess or no video at all.
>>>
>>>Sometimes I can watch the channels from 100 - to under 150 for an hour
>>>with
>>>no problems - sometimes they just won't come in.
>>>
>>>I can move to another Sat & get good quality numbers --- 99 on C4.
>>>
>>>I am at a loss to figure this out -- I have an extra LNB laying around
>>>somewhere --- but I can't think of a reason that the LNB would cause this
>>>kind of issue.
>>>
>>>I thought it might be a some tree/bush problems -- but I trimmed them
>>>back
>>>without any positive results.
>>>
>>>Anybody got theory? Anybody else noticed a signal drop from these
>>>channels?
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Sounds like it is time to peak the dish. You get any KU?
>>
>>
>>
>
> I don't have KU --- I tried peaking it without success -- a new LNB has
> solved the issue.
>
> Thanks though...
>
Anonymous
June 18, 2005 10:26:32 PM

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"Jim" <jglenn29@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:4vydnTSKMP_bUzLfRVn-3A@comcast.com...
>I am in central california....own a BUD and 4DTV receiver
>920.......experiencing problems with G1 HBO AND MAX digital signals,
>transponders 100 thru 111. For some time I attempted to correct this
>problem to no avail and then finally realized that the digital signals were
>confined to HBO and Max digital signals, and not the digital signals of
>Startz and Encore.
>
> I called my provider and was told that digital HBO AND MAX signals are
> being sent at a compression of 16 to 1 and not 10 to 1 as are the other
> programmers on this satellite of which I am not experiencing problems with
> their digital signals (whatever that means). The only transponders I have
> problems with are digital HBO AND MAX transponders G1 100 thru 111. The
> rest are no problem.......coming in beautiful..........with the Startz and
> Encore programming.
>
> I have attempted to contact HBO via email and have received no answer as
> of yet, and was given a phone number to call also. That number is 1 212
> 512 1000 for those that are interested.
>
> I pay for HBO and Max analog signals and thus the digital signals are also
> suppose to be available as alternatives. Being that I pay for the analog,
> I believe that HBO and Max need to get with it and provide these digital
> signals as the proper compression thus providing alternatives to viewing
> times.
>
> If you are successful in determining if this is the problem for these
> transponders..............please keep me advised @ my email addy.
>
> thanks
> J
>


I was having problems with anything on G-1 at 100 or above & below 150. A
new LNB restored them to their old strength -- which is viewable but much
lower in signal strength than Starz/Encore.

>
>
>
> "A Brick in the Wall" <NoSpam@NoThanks.com> wrote in message
> news:42a43b85$1_5@newsfeed.slurp.net...
>>
>> "kryppy" <kryppy@.> wrote in message
>> news:m0t5a1d5m6da81lr5t2dk03iifcqg784vs@4ax.com...
>>> On Fri, 3 Jun 2005 22:16:11 -0500, "A Brick in the Wall"
>>> <NoSpam@NoThanks.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>>I know this seems to make little sense but ----
>>>>
>>>>On G1 I can get a decent signal - quality 36+ on channels above 150.
>>>>
>>>>From 100 to anything under 150 I can get a signal of 12 or so that often
>>>>degrades to a pixilated mess or no video at all.
>>>>
>>>>Sometimes I can watch the channels from 100 - to under 150 for an hour
>>>>with
>>>>no problems - sometimes they just won't come in.
>>>>
>>>>I can move to another Sat & get good quality numbers --- 99 on C4.
>>>>
>>>>I am at a loss to figure this out -- I have an extra LNB laying around
>>>>somewhere --- but I can't think of a reason that the LNB would cause
>>>>this
>>>>kind of issue.
>>>>
>>>>I thought it might be a some tree/bush problems -- but I trimmed them
>>>>back
>>>>without any positive results.
>>>>
>>>>Anybody got theory? Anybody else noticed a signal drop from these
>>>>channels?
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Sounds like it is time to peak the dish. You get any KU?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> I don't have KU --- I tried peaking it without success -- a new LNB has
>> solved the issue.
>>
>> Thanks though...
>>
>
>
June 19, 2005 12:49:10 AM

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I have had a serviceman come out and he has peaked the dish. Works finebut
the strength of signal needs improvement when compared to remaining
transponders on G1.


"A Brick in the Wall" <NoSpam@NoThanks.com> wrote in message
news:42b4ad1d$1_2@newsfeed.slurp.net...
>
> "Jim" <jglenn29@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:4vydnTSKMP_bUzLfRVn-3A@comcast.com...
>>I am in central california....own a BUD and 4DTV receiver
>>920.......experiencing problems with G1 HBO AND MAX digital signals,
>>transponders 100 thru 111. For some time I attempted to correct this
>>problem to no avail and then finally realized that the digital signals
>>were confined to HBO and Max digital signals, and not the digital signals
>>of Startz and Encore.
>>
>> I called my provider and was told that digital HBO AND MAX signals are
>> being sent at a compression of 16 to 1 and not 10 to 1 as are the other
>> programmers on this satellite of which I am not experiencing problems
>> with their digital signals (whatever that means). The only transponders
>> I have problems with are digital HBO AND MAX transponders G1 100 thru
>> 111. The rest are no problem.......coming in beautiful..........with the
>> Startz and Encore programming.
>>
>> I have attempted to contact HBO via email and have received no answer as
>> of yet, and was given a phone number to call also. That number is 1 212
>> 512 1000 for those that are interested.
>>
>> I pay for HBO and Max analog signals and thus the digital signals are
>> also suppose to be available as alternatives. Being that I pay for the
>> analog, I believe that HBO and Max need to get with it and provide these
>> digital signals as the proper compression thus providing alternatives to
>> viewing times.
>>
>> If you are successful in determining if this is the problem for these
>> transponders..............please keep me advised @ my email addy.
>>
>> thanks
>> J
>>
>
>
> I was having problems with anything on G-1 at 100 or above & below 150. A
> new LNB restored them to their old strength -- which is viewable but much
> lower in signal strength than Starz/Encore.
>
>>
>>
>>
>> "A Brick in the Wall" <NoSpam@NoThanks.com> wrote in message
>> news:42a43b85$1_5@newsfeed.slurp.net...
>>>
>>> "kryppy" <kryppy@.> wrote in message
>>> news:m0t5a1d5m6da81lr5t2dk03iifcqg784vs@4ax.com...
>>>> On Fri, 3 Jun 2005 22:16:11 -0500, "A Brick in the Wall"
>>>> <NoSpam@NoThanks.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>I know this seems to make little sense but ----
>>>>>
>>>>>On G1 I can get a decent signal - quality 36+ on channels above 150.
>>>>>
>>>>>From 100 to anything under 150 I can get a signal of 12 or so that
>>>>>often
>>>>>degrades to a pixilated mess or no video at all.
>>>>>
>>>>>Sometimes I can watch the channels from 100 - to under 150 for an hour
>>>>>with
>>>>>no problems - sometimes they just won't come in.
>>>>>
>>>>>I can move to another Sat & get good quality numbers --- 99 on C4.
>>>>>
>>>>>I am at a loss to figure this out -- I have an extra LNB laying around
>>>>>somewhere --- but I can't think of a reason that the LNB would cause
>>>>>this
>>>>>kind of issue.
>>>>>
>>>>>I thought it might be a some tree/bush problems -- but I trimmed them
>>>>>back
>>>>>without any positive results.
>>>>>
>>>>>Anybody got theory? Anybody else noticed a signal drop from these
>>>>>channels?
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Sounds like it is time to peak the dish. You get any KU?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> I don't have KU --- I tried peaking it without success -- a new LNB has
>>> solved the issue.
>>>
>>> Thanks though...
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
!