Best receivers for Fringe Reception

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joddle

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506
My Satellite Setup
2x Pace 2600 C1 (in a box just in case) , 3 x Humax HD Foxstat (2 of which in store as spares) . 3x Manhatten Plaza - Pasat 2.4 PF dish mounted on flat roof with Invacom C120 quad LNB .
My Location
Massanassa, Valencia, Spain
I have now tried the attenuator idea, - or should I say several ranging from 5db to 25 db - the only difference they made was to reduce the number of channels I tuned into on this particular receiver so I have to assume it is either dying or it is simply not as good as the others for some reason or another. I also use my trusty Foxsat HD on which I get over 300 non freesat channels so in reality am not missing anything at all.
 
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

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My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK South
Are you fitting the attenuator at the LNB end, the receiver end or a bit in between ?
 
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joddle

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506
My Satellite Setup
2x Pace 2600 C1 (in a box just in case) , 3 x Humax HD Foxstat (2 of which in store as spares) . 3x Manhatten Plaza - Pasat 2.4 PF dish mounted on flat roof with Invacom C120 quad LNB .
My Location
Massanassa, Valencia, Spain
I tried at the receiver end only as putting an attenuator on the LNB is not physically possible without relaying a cable. With my Humax I do need an attenuator as the large dish swamps some channels. Its odd that this particular Manhatten box, although identical to the other two, apparently has reduced sensitivity or possible reduced selectivity - hard to tell which. Anyway I am going to put it down to a slightly duff box - the regular freesat stuff is fine although I did get a bit of breakup on this box on Ch4 the other night when all the others continued working fine.
 
woborny

woborny

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1,060
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 have a Manhattan Freesat PVR here, all SD channels are fine, but no matter what i try, BBC ITV Five HD channels come in as weak or signal...another one is fine...like most other receivers....its not software (updated that), so must be hardware...just a thought for you Joddle...
 
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
Staff member
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26,749
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK South
I tried at the receiver end only as putting an attenuator on the LNB is not physically possible without relaying a cable. With my Humax I do need an attenuator as the large dish swamps some channels. Its odd that this particular Manhatten box, although identical to the other two, apparently has reduced sensitivity or possible reduced selectivity - hard to tell which. Anyway I am going to put it down to a slightly duff box - the regular freesat stuff is fine although I did get a bit of breakup on this box on Ch4 the other night when all the others continued working fine.

The attenuators supplied by various outlets for satellite are straight series fitting, so no matter where it goes you do not need anything more than the coupler to install where there you introduce a break in the cable. LNB end no issue, receiver end no issue.

Scrap the Manhattan, get some sleep.
 
william-1

william-1

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Location
Epping Forest
My Satellite Setup
OP Gibertini 100 XP+ Inverto Black Ultra 0.2
(50 east to 45 west)
TM6902HD (A/B switch) Edision Primo S2
88cm Dish +Inverto Black Ultra 0.2
(53 east to 45 west)
Octagon SX88+(A/B switch), Amiko A4K

45cm SpiderboxHD9000
My Location
Epping Forest Essex
I threw by Manhattan's in the bin several years ago hey worked OK at the time but newer receivers like the Octagon SX88+ give you so much more such as multi-stream & over 3500 SD & HD channels FTA :) all for under £50 :Y
 
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joddle

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506
My Satellite Setup
2x Pace 2600 C1 (in a box just in case) , 3 x Humax HD Foxstat (2 of which in store as spares) . 3x Manhatten Plaza - Pasat 2.4 PF dish mounted on flat roof with Invacom C120 quad LNB .
My Location
Massanassa, Valencia, Spain
This one may someday end up in the bin - but for Freesat its OK for now. Alas our users like the freesat mode so I dont think the Octagon is going to help much even if its a much better receiver - When the box dies I will replace with a more modern Humax Freesat one with PVR.
 
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