TV1000 digital, who's getting it?

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Hi, I'm told (thanks rolfw) that there is probably a few members receiving TV1000 digital. I would like to find out from members what is the smallest dish size being used successfuly for this. If there is someone getting away with a dish smaller than 1.5 meters what type of LNB is involved. Thanks in advance.
 
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Echostar ADP 3000 VIA, 1 metre dish, 0.6db Cambridge Platinum LNB.
Location: East Midlands.
This LNB appears to be a very good one for the money!
Some channels go a little "blocky" at night but TV1000 & Cinema 2 & 3 are fine, as are most of the other Viasat channels.
When I first installed the Echostar I received no Viasat channels from Sirius. I then tried the new LNB (came free with receiver from Myers) and the signals "romped" in!

Bob
 

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[updated:LAST EDITED ON 14-Sep-01 AT 12:02 PM (GMT)]I have moved this post to here from the "Viaccess" forum as that forum is intended for the discussion of viaccess encryption, not for general questions on channels/sats that just happen use that encryption. Please take care to post in the correct forum - 2old
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Labman -
I have assumed below that you are somehwere in the UK, but even then
you need to tell us where - as indeed does anyone replying with info on dish-size/etc - if you are to be able to draw meaningful conclusions.

The footprint of Sirius-3's "Nordic" beam carrying TV1000 is aimed principally at Sweden. Signal strength falls off rapidly outside the main footprint area, so someone in the east of UK may pick it up with a relatively small dish whereas someone in the west will need a much bigger one.

The following links are generally well known but give only a poor indication of signal strength:
http://www.nsab.se/satellites/sirius3cov.html
http://www.satcodx-op.com/SIR/eng/coverage.cgi?SIR003KN
http://www.smw.se/footprint/sirius3.htm

This next link is less widely known and refers to Sirius2 - although the footprint is the same. Here you can see how signal strength varies across the UK and what dish size is typically required:
http://www.geo-orbit.org/sizepgs/sweuro2f1p.html
You can see that the recommended (minimum) dish size varies from 0.8m in the east to 1.4m in the west (UK).

2old
 

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Like the link 2old, far less vague than the others.

Rolf
 

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Sorry about the lack of info in my posting and posting to the wrong place. I am in the south east of England. Thanks for the replies They have given me an idea of which direction to take.
 
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