Have S*y and dud LNB - receiver/dish advice req

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#1
Hello,

I am new to the forum and would appreciate some advice (I have searched posts a number of times and am still confused - gives you an idea of my abilities (lack thereof).

Missing certain channels (no satellite signal being received, E4, ITV2/3 and more) on S*y - told that engineer required.
Easy & cheap option would be to replace LNB myself, however picture often breaks up due to bad weather.
From reading posts understand that an 80cm dish with universal lnb would resolve these issues.
Grateful for confirmation of this.

If the above is correct, need to purchase a new dish & lnb anyway, have thought about getting a multi-lnb dish and independent receiver/dvr - receive extra channels from several sats and ability to record. Can an appropriate system be recommended? Heard much about Dr*ambox & Tech**mate recently (patches, slots etc.)

I hope I am able to reciprocate (some time).

Thanks,

J
 

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#2
Might be the LNB, might be just misalignment, could even be the digibox, is it an old amstrad?

You've posted this in the Sky+ section, but you don't mention a quad LNB, so I presume that you don't have Sky+?
 
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Rolf,

Sorry about mis-posting.
Its a PACE box, SKY (not +), standard minidish.
Signal strength/quality seems OK.

Thanks,

Jay

rolfw said:
Might be the LNB, might be just misalignment, could even be the digibox, is it an old amstrad?

You've posted this in the Sky+ section, but you don't mention a quad LNB, so I presume that you don't have Sky+?
 

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#4
It may do on the default transponder, but you need to go into the manual tuning menu and add the transponder frequencies for those channels to see what they are showing. The minidish should be adequate for reception in London and an 80cm is overkill, but if you are looking for multisat reception, then you may as well upgrade to something like the Raven Gemini 90cm and pull in 28.2, 19.2 and 13 East and lose the minidish. :)

Will move this to the right section. :)
 

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Jeghalani,

Have you been with sky long, and do you subscribe to the Sky package?
 
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Rolf,

Thanks.
Any recommendation on the receiver?
Seen recent comments recommeding both Dreambox, Technomate 1500 etc.

Jay
 
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Yes, subscribed for last couple of years - minimum family package

REBEL said:
Jeghalani,

Have you been with sky long, and do you subscribe to the Sky package?
 

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I like the Dreambox, and having now used one for a while, I can't see myself returning to a more conventional type receiver, as I like to be able to record films and on occasions write them to DVD. Having said that, with the ability to flash these Technomates and similar receivers, they certainly are very flexible.
 
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