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How high is your Sky Digital signal/quality?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by FunkyT, 25 May 2006.

  1. FunkyT

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Aug 2003

    Posts: 3,464

    I've just installed a quad output LNB and am getting the following:

    Output 1 - Signal = 60%, Quality = 70% (Panasonic)
    Output 2 - Signal = 30%, Quality = 70% (Thomson)
    Output 3 - Not in use
    Output 4 - Not in use

    What do you people get? What is considered good/acceptable?
     
    Last edited: 26 May 2006
  2. Jez

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 33,007

    Signal 95%, quality 90% (ish, looking at the bars)

    I have a larger than average dish for sky digital, and i only re-alligned it the other day so it hasent had a chance to be knocked yet
     
  3. Bubo

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,061

    Location: Scun'orp

    lnb1 strength=90% quality=90%
    lnb2 strength=60% quality=95%

    Though my lnb2 quality does vary quite a lot usually, its pretty good tonight for some reason. I read that the strength doesn't really matter, its all about the quality.
     
  4. Da[]San

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,616

    Location: North West

    sky + input 1 Strength 50 % quality 75%
    sky + input 2 Strenght 60% quality 90%

    and yes i believe its the quality that matters..
     
  5. FunkyT

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Aug 2003

    Posts: 3,464

    Thanks for the helpful replies. My system(s) seem to be working okay so I'll ignore the stats :D
     
  6. Tesla

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 17,418

    Location: Bristol, UK

    If you are going to fiddle with your dish then a good test is get a damp tea towel and place it over the LNB. If you can still get a signal with this cloth over it then you will have good reception in almost all weather conditions.
     
  7. shuntfield

    Gangster

    Joined: 17 Dec 2004

    Posts: 176

    Location: Newport

    On My Sky+
    Input 1: 60% Signal Strength 75% Quality
    Input 2: Same

    The Panasonic box esp. the TUDSB30 will provide a much higher signal strength than some others because the tuners in Panasonic boxes so I am told are much more sensitive.

    The TUDSB30 is also renowned to be the best reciever in areas that are very poor. I have a bank of Trees to the southerly direction where my dish is pointed, and these dont affect it all that much.

    If you have moved the or messed with it then I suggest getting it aligned by an installer with one of there digital signal testers (They cost about £200-300 the ****** - £29.99 job just doesnt cut it) and then decide if the signal is bad.

    Not heard of the Tea Towel Trick but I think that its a nice idea to try it out and see if it does affect the signal :)

    Shunts
     
  8. Tesla

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 17,418

    Location: Bristol, UK

    A lot of the Panasonic boxes have been or are being rendered useless thanks to the new Sky software.

    My DSB30 died, since the update BBC1 (101) is tempromental.

    It's a documented fault. I think it has something to do with the box not having enough memory with these new 4 digit channel numbers.

    The tea towel will definately effect the signal! (Don't use a think one either).

    It will go real low but if you still have it and it's stable then you know your doing well!
     
  9. FunkyT

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Aug 2003

    Posts: 3,464

    Thanks for the helpful replies - tea towel 4tw!