Satellite Signal - Strength v Quality

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by lonewaller, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. lonewaller

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    Is there any link between the strength & quality of the Sky signal?

    I have a signal strength of 85-90% but quality of only c20%. A friend has signal strength of around 50% yet his quality in c80%.

    This question is linked to another thread where I asked about any problems with adding an extension cable (max 3mtrs) between the receiver & the Sky box - I may need to move the tele.

    Brian
     
  2. Nick_UK

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    The quality is a measure of the decoder errors, so with 0% errors, you get 100% quality. If you've only got 20% quality, you have a problem - that's a lot of errors ! Probably a mis-aligned dish.
     
  3. lonewaller

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    Thanks

    Is there an easy DIY way to check this, or should I pay for an engineer to visit?

    As I live in an area of bad reception (can't get to the main transmitter so have to use a secondary one on reduced power) I wouldn't say no to better quality.

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