Acronyms

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#1
I am new to satellite TV and have a motorised dish. I am trying to read the Lyngsat list but do not know what the ancronyms mean.

In particular: SID; VPID; APID.

Is there a list of acronyms used somewhere please?
 
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#2
I believe that they stand for:

Station Identifier SID

Video Packet Identifier VPID

Audio packet Identifier APID

There are many people who use these acronyms and don't know their exact meaning, me being one of them :). I find it easier to remember these sort of things if I know what they really mean.
 
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Laymans terms

PIDs are those numbers at the end of any internet list that determine whether your system is up to receiving a channel or bouquet after the normal parameters of frequency, polarity Symbol rate, and FEC.

If these are correct then more often than not you receiver will pick up the channel automatically, name it, asign an audio list for multiple languages and bring in the right number of radio channels with it.

Sometimes however the awkward channels will be broadcasting slightly outside parameters that are deemed DVB compliant. When this happens you can on most receivers go into an advanced menu to set these PIDs in Decimal or (less commonly) Hexadecimal notation.

PIDs if set will help liberate the broadcast, but you will not see the true name, one audio stream, and leave you with just one channel of any bouquet once searched.

They are also useful for trying to lock into a signal thats just on the threshold of reception.
 
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Here's quite a good glossary of terms, doesn't cover the above acronyms, but is useful all the same.
Satellite Terms Glossary
 
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Nice one 2old, I've stuck it to the top.
 
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