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Sky+ signal strength / quality

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by robe1101h, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. robe1101h

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    I have recently had sky+ installed. On the whole the picture is very good but the signal strength and quality on LNB1 are both only at 60% and on LNB2 about 70%

    Should these be higher? The engineer didn't seem overly bothered by the fact but I was under the impression the better the quality the better the picture.

    The box is an amstrad pvr3 (unfortunatley) and he as fitted a quad LNB. There is nothing in the path of the dish.

    Should I be getting them out to double check the installation ....

    Any comments much appreciated....
     
  2. Nick_UK

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    60% strength is OK. Actually, the quality is more important than the strength.
     
  3. robe1101h

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    Is 60% quality ok or should it be higher ? will higher quality result in a better picture or is there a threshold over which it doesn't make much difference ?
     
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    The measurement isn't that accurate - the indication can change between makes of box, and even between different versions of firmware on the same box. If your picture stays solid in all weather conditions except heavy storms, then your signal strength is fine. 60% is good on most boxes, but some boxes will report 80%, but it's no big deal.
     

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