at what level are peoples sky+ signal bars at?

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  1. shoestring25

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    at what level are peoples sky+ signal bars at?

    mine has
    signal 1 strength 75%
    signal 1 quality 75%
    signal 2 strength 50%
    signal 2 quality 60%

    what are other peoples like is it normal to have siganl 2 at a lower level?
     
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    Hi Ya,

    Just checked mine for ya.

    Input 1 strength 80%
    Input 1 Quality 80-90%

    Input 2 Strength 60%
    Input 2 Quality 80%

    Don't normally have any problems recording from either input
     
  3. SimonO

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    It seems to be quite common for the second dish input to be lower... In reality they are probably almost identical...
     
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    Sky+

    signal 1 strength 70%
    signal 1 quality 80%
    signal 2 strength 70%
    signal 2 quality 90%

    Sky from same dish

    strength 80%
    quality 70%
     
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    Sky+

    Input 1
    strength: 80%
    quality: 80-90%

    Input 2
    strength: 100%
    quality: 80-90%


    Sky

    strength: 70%
    quality: 90%


    Achieved using a 60cm Zone 2 dish.
     
  6. SimonO

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    Apart from these two!!! :D
     
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    ive been monitoring it my signal 2 strength never goes above 50%
     
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    do you ever lose signal in heavy rain?
     
  9. Blu Ray

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    1 STR = 50
    1 QUA = 50
    2 STR = 60
    2 QUA = 60

    Other box is 60, 40.
     
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    And Blu Ray!!! :rotfl:
     
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    yes i somtimes loose signal in heavy rain doesnt everybody? :confused:
     
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    Blu Ray, I was getting the same sort of levels as you and getting picture loss in rain etc. I had two companies round to sort it out (re-align etc) with no improvment. Yesterday I got a differant company round and insisted on him changing the dish for a 80cm round one. He was not keen to do it and I had to say I'd take the risk in no improvment. Signal strength on all inputs now up to the 80-90% mark. Well happy now :D
     
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    Do you mind me asking what the cost was for the 80cm round dish replacement?
     
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    I used a '60cm' zone 2 Sky minidish (as used in Scotland) HERE

    Note that these are substantially larger than the standard zone 1 dishes...
    (They measure 60cm high by 75cm wide if I remenber correctly).
     
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    I've got a 60cm zone 2 dish and live near Manchester. My signal strength is 90% and Quality 90% for both LNB 1 and LNB 2. Yet I can't get half the sky channels. Sky have been round several times and attempted to fix it and have now just given up!
     
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    Cost for new dish including installation was £95 inc VAT. Well worth it as far as I am concerned, no more picture loss if the wind blows the wrong way ! ! ! :laugh:
     

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