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Weird stuff ... my reception has been pixily the last few days, ITV dropping out occasionally for hours at a time. Today when I turned on the telly - all satellite channels have turned green !!!! Seriously - reception appears okay, no pixilation, but everything is shades of green, only satelitte channels though, not terrestial channels ! Any suggestions ?

Also a tech question - is there any serious benefit to buying a 1.2m off-set dish as opposed to my present 1.2m pure-parabolic dish with center fitted LNB ?? Are we talking real or theoretical benefits ?

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Sounds like a scart problem oneill, I presume that you are running on RGB?

Can't answer the dish question as i don't have the experience of both types.
 

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If not a scart problem,then just power off the digibox for 5minutes.As for the pixellation problem,check dish alignment and connectors at both ends of cable.

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Sounds like a scart problem oneill, I presume that you are running on RGB?

Can't answer the dish question as i don't have the experience of both types.
 

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I dont think it is ... see the digibox menues, programlisting etc is all the usual blue and white (Grundig GSD300), its only the actual TV-picture which is green ...
 

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Did you power off and on?

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I dont think it is ... see the digibox menues, programlisting etc is all the usual blue and white (Grundig GSD300), its only the actual TV-picture which is green ...
 

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Yep ... just did ... it worked ... weird though aint it ?

Any ideas about the parabolic vs. the off-set dish ?
 

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these old grundigs get stressed easily,they need to cool off now and again.your power supply is probably on the way out,a common problem.
As for the dishes,not much difference I think except that as the round dish tilts back more,then when it snows it will settle on that dish and block the signal.
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Hi,


The Gain of an offset dish over the prime focus deminishes around the 1 metre range, both are equal at 1.20.

After that the prime focus is the same/better.

The advantage of the offset is that it's almost vertical and using carwax, snow and stuff doesn't stick :D

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