Problem with HBO/Cinemax feeds on 4DTV

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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?
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.4dtv (More info?)

    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?
    |
    |
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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?
    > |
    > |
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.4dtv (More info?)

    "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?
    > |
    > |
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.4dtv (More info?)

    "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?
    > |
    > |
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.4dtv (More info?)

    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?
    >> |
    >> |
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.4dtv (More info?)

    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?
  7. Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.4dtv (More info?)

    "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...
  8. Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.4dtv (More info?)

    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...
    >
  9. Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.4dtv (More info?)

    "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...
    >>
    >
    >
  10. Archived from groups: alt.video.satellite.4dtv (More info?)

    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...
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
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