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My neighbor has analogue


The Local Drunkard
My Satellite Setup
30MB ADSL ONO, Spain
32" Internet connected TV
Many Satellite Dishes.
Humax HD Freesat Box
My Location
My german neighbour has analogue, (I think) on astra 19´. He suffers break-up, sparkling, or Sperming, as I like to call it, on WDR austria but not on any others. Any ideas? I reckon analoguesat knows!;)
My Satellite Setup
Pace 2200 Sky digibox with ftv card, Comag SL65 FTA sat receiver, 40cm Sky minidish, Setpal terrestrial receiver (for free uk tv only!).
My Location
"Sparklies" are "bottoming out" in the fm decoder, usually due to the signal strength not being high enough, so check dish pointing, also that the cable hasn't corroded at lnb connection, or replace lnb or use a bigger dish.

As with analogue terr, analogue sat is "a different beast". You can get a poor picture on low signal - where digital would show nothing - but for a good picture you need much higher SNR than you would for digital.

see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparklies ;

www.heyrick.co.uk/ricksworld/digibox/glossary.html (scroll down to "sparklies").

Some analogue receivers have switchable if bandwidth, which can help.

(ok, it's only 1 channel, so check received strength on that!).