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j.m.

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#1
I gotta neighbour with the Standard Titchy mini-dish....... He keeps moaning that when it rains hard his picture pixaltes....... Would a Bigger Mini-dish help the problem ?

My own setup used to do that, till I moved the dish from the front of the house
& made a pigs ear of the installation :rolleyes:

Anyways I thought I'd ask....... Not really tempted to help him too much as he ain't paid me fully for the last time I did some work for him )(-red
 

rolfw

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#2
Is this the zone 2 minidish J.M.? They are normally around 75cm wide and when set up properly should give near troublefree viewing, if it is the smaller version, then accurate alignment is even more essential in your location.
 

j.m.

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#3
Sorry I'm none too good with Zones ...... I just understand that Minidishes come in two sizes. (We got the Lil one) & I was wondering if the larger of the two was the thing to suggest :-)
 

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#4
j.m. said:
Sorry I'm none too good with Zones ...... I just understand that Minidishes come in two sizes. (We got the Lil one) & I was wondering if the larger of the two was the thing to suggest :-)
At the end of the day the bigger the dish the more signal you are going to receive.
I reckon you're right to suggest the bigger one.
regards
D.
 

j.m.

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#5
Which would be the better idea......... Triax Mesh Zone 2 (60CM) Wider than high
Or a Channel master 60Cm, Solid higher than wide?

I'm gonna go Quad with the LNB to future proof the installation :-)
 

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#6
Probably not much to choose between the two, but you can probably pick up the quad lnb cheaper for the zone 2 minidish See eBay listings
 

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#7
I take you are talking about Sky TV and the standard mini dish...are you?
 

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rolfw said:
Probably not much to choose between the two, but you can probably pick up the quad lnb cheaper for the zone 2 minidish See eBay listings
Errr Yeah :)

Triax it is then........... I'm planning on a Cambridge LNB....... As Cambridge is a posh sounding place & hopfully a bit of its class will rub off on me :rolleyes:
 

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#9
Thats the trouble with sky TV...report a problem and they want to charge you to send out an engineer!...If you have read any of my post's on this subject! just tell your neihbour to phone up the 'Bad picture' section and to cancel his subscription...sky then change their tone by sending round an engineer for free!...I know this works as I did it once and it turned out to be a crapped LNB, which was replaced F.O.C.
 

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#10
j.m. said:
Errr Yeah :)

As Cambridge is a posh sounding place & hopfully a bit of its class will rub off on me :rolleyes:
You can always hope J.M. :D

What part of the country are you in....did you say?
 

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#12
Zone 2 dish on order £10.00 :-) (New too)

Bid in for a Cambridge LNB .............. Yadda yadda
 

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#13
Hmmmm, Pies. :)

Must get you to send me some down J.M., missed the opportunity in Novemebr when I was up there, forgot to buy any. :(
 

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#14
rolfw said:
Hmmmm, Pies. :)

Must get you to send me some down J.M., missed the opportunity in Novemebr when I was up there, forgot to buy any. :(
I'll settle for a hot pot or two. :D [Whoops shadows over shoulders] :rolleyes:
 

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#16
Great one J.M. Rolf will love that, they are his heroes. :D
 
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Article on BBC East Ceefax today (29/01/04)

CRUST. East Anglia is the 2nd biggest consumer of pies in the country. A survey found the Midlands topped the league. Chicken and Mushroom pies were the nations favourites.
My favourite is Cornish Pastie followed by Cheese and Onion Pastie

gmbp
 

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#18
@ J.M., yes Weebl and Bob are my heroes as Jimbo says, used to be my avatar, until they sold out for the butter commercials, ;).........mmmmm Pies. :D

@Gmbp, Maybe, but are they the real pies? :)
 

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#19
lol...your starting sound like Homer Simpson rolfw....
 
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@rolfw

All I have to say is that "pies" nowadays are not the same as what one could get in the 1940's and those that my mother and grandmother used to make. :D
Perhaps I am showing my age and think back too much.
Keep pie makers in employment, eat pies thrice daily.

gmbp
 
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