Panasonic TU-DSB30

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#1
From reading this forum I have noticed that some people mention about software problems on this receiver. I have one in the UK and another one in Austria. Both seem to be working well. Can anyone tell me exactly what the known problems are with them.
Better I know what to expect.
Thanks
joe50
 

PoloMint

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#2
The main problem seems to be that if you watch a channel with a weak signal (either no picture at all or very broken up), then press channel up or down, the box crashes.

Shouldn’t really be a problem in the UK, but as the box has been sought after by people in weak signal areas for years due to its sensitive tuner there are many annoyed users.
 

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#3
Also, since the last software update, many users in Spain have found themselves losing north beam channels that were previously perfect, channel 4 in particular.

I can't even *give* them away these days!
 
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Thanks for your prompt replies M8's. So I won't expect any problems on the UK one. Where I am located in Western Austria reception is quite good (24/7 in all weathers on a 1.25 Meter Dish) so I will keep my fingers crossed.
Best Wishes
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#5
PoloMint said:
The main problem seems to be that if you watch a channel with a weak signal (either no picture at all or very broken up), then press channel up or down, the box crashes.

Shouldn’t really be a problem in the UK, but as the box has been sought after by people in weak signal areas for years due to its sensitive tuner there are many annoyed users.

I can confirm all. i live in a fringe area and the box crashes when the signal from the north beam is low.
But Now i can recive always channel 4 but i have lose the other channel like Sky sports news, or eurosport.
It is possible resolve the problem of the software?
Thanks a lot
 

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#6
barney said:
...It is possible resolve the problem of the software?...
Not at the moment, all we can do is hope Panasonic release a new version without this 'feature.'
 

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#7
barney said:
I can confirm all. i live in a fringe area and the box crashes when the signal from the north beam is low.
But Now i can recive always channel 4 but i have lose the other channel like Sky sports news, or eurosport.
It is possible resolve the problem of the software?
Thanks a lot
I had this same problem with my TU-DSB30, and fitted a PANAFIX2D filter which has cured it 90% of the time. I now rarely get the problem. It cost me GBP16.40 by airmail from _http://www.satcure.com and was easy to fit, although you do need to be able to solder carefully with a small soldering iron.
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Did that help prevent the box crashing when changing from weak high band channels as well as low band ones geoffreys?
 

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#9
PoloMint said:
Did that help prevent the box crashing when changing from weak high band channels as well as low band ones geoffreys?
Well although it wasn't designed for that, yes it does - usually. Before I fitted it the problem was really annoying. Now it does still occur, but very rarely.
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PoloMint said:
Not at the moment, all we can do is hope Panasonic release a new version without this 'feature.'
Thank you.
I have a 3mt dish and only with a cable run of 100 mt i can get 2a north beam, but no astra 2d.

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geoffreys said:
I had this same problem with my TU-DSB30, and fitted a PANAFIX2D filter which has cured it 90% of the time. I now rarely get the problem. It cost me GBP16.40 by airmail from _http://www.satcure.com and was easy to fit, although you do need to be able to solder carefully with a small soldering iron.
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Geoff
Ok Geoff,
i try to buy This Panafix.
I hope it help me.
Ciao
 

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#12
Joe50 said:
From reading this forum I have noticed that some people mention about software problems on this receiver. I have one in the UK and another one in Austria. Both seem to be working well. Can anyone tell me exactly what the known problems are with them.
From my personal experience i can tell you i scrapped 4 DSB-30's in the last 6 months.They all had the same problem......they would lockup & crash (only way to recover unplug from mains)...

I totally agree with @polomont's comments..weak signal plays a big factor cos all the above boxes were on small dish but worked normally when connected to a strong signal (being in Cyprus 4.2m dish in my case)

I also think heat plays a factor,the box must not be used in an enclosed cabinet (specially in hot climates)

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iceman said:
I also think heat plays a factor,the box must not be used in an enclosed cabinet (specially in hot climates)

iceman
Thats true,but that is a seperate problem with the 30's.You can buy and fit a purpose built fan which clamps onto the main processor chip and keeps it cool.Its a preventative measure,once you get the overheating problem then its too late.
 

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#14
I also have a Panasonic 30. The problem exists but to my experience is not that big. I live in Sweden 200 km from Stockholm. There is no problem with the horizontal trsp on 2D which I can still get 24/7. The only problem comes if I try to get one of the vertical trsp. This will normally crash the box - unplug and restart and it's fine again.

Cheers
Huffin the Puffin
 
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