Replacement satellite decoder?

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chrisdimop

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My Satellite Setup
Panasat IRD 720i
My Location
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
I am a subscriber with Nova.gr and started recently having problems with my Panasat IRD 720i decoder; it seems to stop working after being on for some time, so that the picture on the television is lost and replaced by a uniform grey.
If I, then, turn it off and on gain it starts working ok. Equally, if I switch it, even momentarily, to a different Nova channel and switch back to the channel I was watching originally, everything works well-till the next time this happens.
I admit I am not clear with the technology behind all this, but I sense that it may be time I replaced the device.
Could you offer me some advice, please?

Thank you!
 
Topper

Topper

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IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
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My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
Well this intermittent problem is not going to be easy to diagnose I suspect. How long is it normally between it happening or is it completely random? What type of connectors are being used to display the pictures are they scart leads? If so have you tried disconnecting one and plugging back in to see if that is the weak point? Is the sound still available when the screen greys out?
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

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Good chance it's a dodgy connector - I agree with Topper: Remove and relocate (firmly and squarely).
 
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chrisdimop

Member
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My Satellite Setup
Panasat IRD 720i
My Location
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Thank you for your replies!
The fault appears quite randomly and unpredictably.
Both image and sound tend to get lost.
It is indeed a SCART lead that connects the devices and I shall try the proposed solution. Should this not work, I will post again.
In the meantime, I am very grateful!
 
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chrisdimop

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My Satellite Setup
Panasat IRD 720i
My Location
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Gentlemen,
Despite trying to re-connect securely the SCART leads, the problem persists.
Should I choose to replace the decoder, what machine would you recommend?

Thank you again!
 
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Bulldog3001

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Astra 19,2°E, Astra 28,2°E
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NRW Germany
The Edision argus VIP 2 is supposed to work with Nova. As I do not have a Nova subscription or Edison I can not test it.
 
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chrisdimop

Member
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My Satellite Setup
Panasat IRD 720i
My Location
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Thank you for your advice!
Do you think that a Manhattan Plaza XT-CM would do the job, as well?

Have a really good Christmas!
 
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wod

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1m channel master, jaeger smr1224, Inverto black ultra twin, technomate tm-1500ci, broken receiver vantage x221ci, New additions Skybox F5s and technomate tm-5402 HD arriving soon.
My Location
yorkshire
any receiver that is irdeto 2 compatible will work or you could use a irdeto cam with any receiver you like if you got a preference for a certain make of receiver.
 
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