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Bathroommagician

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Multmo 40cm dish with Ross HD satalite receiver
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Blind search. Can somebody please tell me in layman's terms what's the difference between a blind and a normal search when scanning a satalite.
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

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80cm Motorised.
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Normal search looks at all the TP data you've already got stored in the receiver and (effectively) returns whether that TP is active and, if so, what's currently on it. That stored data might have arisen from eg Factory defaults, previous searches or manually edited/added, or a combination of those.

Blind Search is a sweep of the entire band or, if the firmware allows it, selected parts and/or parameters of the whole band, and returns anything that's found. Some Blind search features are more successful in terms of accuracy and completeness than others.
 
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Primesat/Famaval 1.8 PF C/ku/Ka, Octagon SX8HD1, SX88, Openbox S3 Mini HD-V8S Freesat V7 HD-V8 Finder, Amiko A4K Combo, Satlook Colour HD Spectrum, Sansui A909 Amp and BOSE Acoustimass speakers for the audio.
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Staffs UK
#3
Blind search. Can somebody please tell me in layman's terms what's the difference between a blind and a normal search when scanning a satalite.
Basically blind search finds transponders that are not in the receivers database, i.e feeds or occasional transmissions then stores them in the receiver if you so wish.
 
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