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  1. spocktra

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    Can anything simple be done to improve signal srength and quality.I have what seems like 60% on both.
     
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    sky or FV?
     
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    Sky quite an old amstrad box.
     
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    carnt help you then mate - sorry
     
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    Why do you want to? The whole point of Digital TV is that once you have sufficient signal to receive the bytes, the picture quality is as good as it will ever get.
    Unless you are seeing drop-out, then just enjoy it and stop worrying!
     
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    had same problem try putting the signal through a booster. As one previous said if the picture is OK the only thing improved rates would do it stop any blocking
     
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    New dish, new LNB, new cable, new digibox.
    Realigning existing dish, re-positioning existing LNB.
    All of those options could improve signal reception, while digital is an on/off system it can be improved by using less error correction to fill in the gaps before reaching the threshold when the reception goes.

    No experienced it myself but many people have said that the picture quality has improved by tweaking the dish alignment etc. However as bignairy says you may be getting a good picture with the current hardware and increasing the signal levels 10% or so won't make any appreciable difference. The digibox meters are not exactly accurate, they should only be used as a guide.
     

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