Humax Foxsat issue

Stevieray

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I've read through all the posts but my problem maybe slightly different. Most of the time for instance i can receive BBC1's HD channel but can only occasionally receive it's normal (non HD) channel possibly although i'm not sure, because the HD channel sends a stronger signal.

Just to say initially, i usually get a far better picture via Freesat than i do through the Freeview built into the TV although the signal may only last for a few mins or sometimes even last for a number of hours but then the picture starts to go and i eventually get the dreaded 'No or Bad Signal' message across the screen. Where my problem may be slightly different is if i play around with the connection at the back of the 'box' from the dish i can usually rectify the problem for a while until the signal decides to go again.

Do you think this is a receiver or a connection problem?

Many thanks.
 

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Stevieray said:
Do you think this is a receiver or a connection problem?

Many thanks.

Well firstly, how old is the cabling? if it has been damaged you could have water ingress. Secondly how precise is the connection from the lnb, if you are able to jiggle around with the F connector to regain the picture this suggests a broken central core or a central core not always connecting with the female connector on the receiver, through oxide build up, which is often caused by water ingress.
 

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Could be a combination of factors, iffy connection/connections and badly aligned dish. On one occasion I found that the installer had cut the centre core of the coax cable too short and it was periodically losing electrical contact.
 

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It might be a dry joint in the receiver, in or near the tuner .
 
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