Sky+ Signal Issue

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by stevebez, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. stevebez

    stevebez
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2004
    Messages:
    493
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +13
    Have a irritating problem here.

    Occasionally (mbe once / twice a day I guess ) whilst wathcing Sky thru the PACE Sky+ decoder the sceeen gets the error message Sat Signal could not be found. :eek: Just before this message (very briefly) there is another message that I am unable to see. If I try to change channel here the system appears stuck for a while and then it allows me to change channel. If I then select another channel signal is restored and I can return to the previous channel I was watching ... all back to normal. Problem is sometimes this happes whilst recording and I do not know it has happened. Other than this system works very well indeed.

    If I could just cure this problem will be very happy. :clap:

    Briefly, system I am using to get dual sat feeds is a stacker/ de-stacker over one cable. Signal quality on both feeds are very high 4 out of 5 minimum. Signal Strenth both below half. I have also had to use a UHF blocker on one feed the stacker/destacker to work correctly.

    Any thots ? :confused:

    Rgds Steve.
     
  2. Fernsehman

    Fernsehman
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Although the Stacker/D is technically very clever, it's pushing signals up to 3.4GHz through cable that's specified only up to 2GHz. Bearing that in mind, and the fact that many people use a Stacker/D because they can't or won't replace the existing substandard cable, you have a recipe for a less-than-perfect system.

    My advice is to run two new cables temporarily between dish and receiver. If the problem is still there, you have at least eliminated the Stacker/D and the cable as the likely culprits.

    One possibility is interference getting into the cable. This is more likely in an apartment block.
     
  3. stevebez

    stevebez
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2004
    Messages:
    493
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +13
    Will try this out .. thanks!

    Rgds Steve.
     

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice