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Menorca Man

Menorca Man

Member
Messages
91
My Satellite Setup
Sky+ HD (2GB Amstrad DRX890) + Generic 1.65m x 1.5m offset with Opticum LQP-04H Quad LNB
My Location
Ciutadella de Menorca
I hate to be pessimistic, but I think time of year " TOY " is playing with us at the moment. Should be ok for two or if lucky three months, then normal service will be restored, sorry:(
I agree with you. Here in Menorca (on edge of the Barcelona null), a number of us using 1.65 mtr dishes have lost the UK spot beam channels. Same thing happened last winter with things then starting to return to normal (for us!) towards the end of March.

Thank goodness for my Android internet streaming box and XBMC/Kodi!! ;)
 
Cala d'or

Cala d'or

Member
Messages
39
My Satellite Setup
Triax 70cm , Sky hd in uk . CM 1.2 & 1 m at work various stbs for footy , 1.8m Prodelin in Mallorca and foxsat HDR
My Location
Lancs uk , Mallorca Spain
Sat results

10803 BBC NW 10.8db

10758 ITV GRANADA 10.4db

10714 CHANNEL 4 10.5db

11126 CH4 HD 9.1db

10847 BBC1 HD 9.6db

11023 BBC NEWS HD 7.8db

11097 ITV GRANADA HD 8.9db

11479 BT SPORT HD 18.9db

These are some findings from Southeast Mallorca using a 1.8 Prodelin with IBU quad, I've not tweaked my system for sometime, as access to the roof is difficult during the summer months, I will have a go when I am here later in the year, but right now I'm getting everything 24/7 that we want to watch, so no major concerns till the skies go grey !
I am now getting these results
10758 Granada. 11.2 db
10803 BBC1. 11.1 db
11023 BBC News hd 8.5 db
11053 Granada hd. 6.8 db pixelating
10847 BBC 1 hd. 10.9 db

All a decent improvement but still struggling with ITV hd , I know the transponder has changed and it's still weak here in Mallorca, I'm happy with the result after replacing the Inverto with this one below and it's white ! I presume others are having issues with the ITV hd transponders as well ? Any thoughts on this would be grateful, but so far the new lnb out performs my previous choice .
Smart Universal LNB TQS Quad Switch 0.1 dB Titanium 3rd edition
 
woborny

woborny

Specialist Contributor
Messages
1,066
My Satellite Setup
1.8m Dish, most Sky and Freesat receivers, 80cm on Illusion motor and Dreambox DM7025, TDT, TDT HD, Ariva 100e,
My Location
Gandia, 70kms south of Valencia, Spain
I presume others are having issues with the ITV hd transponders as well ? Any thoughts on this would be grateful, but so far the new lnb out performs my previous choice .
In Valencia area, ITV HD transponders are very skew sensitive. Perhaps this is why all others on your list show an improvement, and ITV1HD does not?
And some LNBs get them and others simply do not.
 
Cala d'or

Cala d'or

Member
Messages
39
My Satellite Setup
Triax 70cm , Sky hd in uk . CM 1.2 & 1 m at work various stbs for footy , 1.8m Prodelin in Mallorca and foxsat HDR
My Location
Lancs uk , Mallorca Spain
In Valencia area, ITV HD transponders are very skew sensitive. Perhaps this is why all others on your list show an improvement, and ITV1HD does not?
And some LNBs get them and others simply do not.
 
Cala d'or

Cala d'or

Member
Messages
39
My Satellite Setup
Triax 70cm , Sky hd in uk . CM 1.2 & 1 m at work various stbs for footy , 1.8m Prodelin in Mallorca and foxsat HDR
My Location
Lancs uk , Mallorca Spain
I've just come back from Mallorca and ITV HD Granada was on 24/7 no pixelation, I haven't touched since I was there at the end of March and I didn't take my meter so all I can say is that my Humax box was showing 70% quality where it was only showing 60%, could this be caused by the equinox or something else, any feedback would be gratefull
 
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