Confused 1500+ or am i confused?

My Satellite Setup
My Location
Bedfordshire, UK
I've been looking for Hotbird. My 1500+ shows good level in the nice green colour (97%) on the following sats:
56E Bonum 1
31.3E Turksat
28.2E Astra
26E Arabsat
19.2E Astra
It also shows 97% level on most of the others but in red.

It shows quality:
77% Bonum 56.0
76% Turksat 31.3
77% Astra 2 28.2
78% Arabsat 26.0
76% Astra 1 19.2
All in a nice blue colour.

Hotbird shows 97% level in RED, and anything from 5% to 40% in red.

How can my dish get so many sats in so many different places with such good quality? Or is it confused.

Also, for Hotbird, either my 1500 is confused or i may be close? Which direction should i turn the dish to get Hotbird? E or W? and is it roughly the same angle? I cant get anything other than in the position its in now......but there are a few trees to the left, eastwards.

Any clues....I'm on 2 weeks holiday and my wife says i've spent 10 days fiddling with the sat stuff......



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My Satellite Setup
Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
My Location
My first observation would be that the most important satellite needed when setting up a motorised system in Bedfordshire (Thor 1W) is not on your list.
My Satellite Setup
A cheap 'n' nasty Silvercrest and an old (but good) TM1000D. 28, 19, 16 and 30W
My Location
Scottish Borders
I don't see how you can be getting those kind of signal strengths from one dish - you haven't connected up to Jodrell Bank, have you? It sounds like you're receiver is goosed. Try switching off (at the mains) then rebooting.
Hotbird is at 13º East - if you have one (or can borrow one) use an analogue receiver to find the satellite (11.114 V 7.20 will get BBC World) - then hook up the Technomate to the LNB and run a scan