ECM question

Pullet_Surprise

Regular Member
Messages
236
Likes
0
My Location
York's
#1
I was watching a film on Canal + Bleue last night. Half way through the film the picture started locking/freezing for a second or two about every 30 seconds or so, sometimes channel not entitled came up. Now I’m guessing that an ECM caused this from the provider? What’s strange is that when I checked my skystar 2 card using progdvb, with the second feed from the same lnb, on the same dish the picture was perfect, no hiccups. The only difference being the sound was about two seconds behind the receivers.

Why would ProgDVB not be affected and my Samsung 9500 using 6in1 on a purple suffer so badly?
:confused
 

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
Staff member
Messages
24,873
Likes
5,483
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK South
#2
It could be almost anything

You have a lot of equipment working together in order to receive the picture and sound perfectly. Any interruption, parameter change could cause a momentary loss of packet data, resulting in the picture breakup

It could even be internal problems, static build up in the receiver, card, heat etc

Or something as simple as a loose F plug or a spider walking across the feedhorn
 

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
Staff member
Messages
24,873
Likes
5,483
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK South
#4
You do ask the impossibe

One would have to have the right equipment to 'see' what is within the data stream and to assess whether the fluctuation in picture is due to additional messages from the provider.

Ive heard that the WallBanger system is particularly good at recognising whats coming in to the receiver via the cable and what is clased as legit information

The there are loggers but I have no info on these
 

Pullet_Surprise

Regular Member
Messages
236
Likes
0
My Location
York's
#5
Wallbanger then,

At least it's a start.

I remember a horrible cocktail of the same name. Orange juice no less, In a drink. How bad.

-----------------------------------------------------

4/10 for effort..keep trying.
 

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
Staff member
Messages
24,873
Likes
5,483
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK South
#6
If I ve eaten something that I disagrees with me, a litre of orange juice is the fastest way of getting it out of my system, guaranteed to clean in about an hour.
 
Top