Weak tuner problem

T_G

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1 GigaBlue Quad plus, 1 Dreambox 5620, MOTECK SG2100A DISEqC Motor, 120 cm noname offset dish, Humax 95 cm offset dish and a few UK digiboxes.
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As is common wisdom, the Dreambox tuner is not a really good one. I read in the IHAD site in this thread

that there is a cure of some of the problems, by fitting a "Satentzerrer" , ie sat equalizer also called a "Sat-Slope" see here for picture here

Then someone mentiones a "Pegelsteller", this is something like Level Adjuster or Level Setter, and both these fitted solves a lot of the problems with dreambox , especially in low frequencies.

Can anybody tell me what these are? The good men from IHAD do seem to think it is a good thing to fit, and for a very reasonable price as well...
 

steffan_st

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Gibertini OP 125 L, Smart Titanium lnb with CD-80 feedhorn, Moteck SG-2500, Azbox HD Premium+, some 5 meters of good quality coax
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This "Satentzerrer" looks like an inline amplifier to me,in that case I don't think will it help you at all!
 

Llew

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Triple Dragon, Dreambox 8000, Echostar AD3000ip, TBS6522,6925,6983 PCie cards.
Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
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The Flatlands of East Anglia
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T_G said:
As is common wisdom, the Dreambox tuner is not a really good one. I read in the IHAD site in this thread

that there is a cure of some of the problems, by fitting a "Satentzerrer" , ie sat equalizer also called a "Sat-Slope" see here for picture here

Then someone mentiones a "Pegelsteller", this is something like Level Adjuster or Level Setter, and both these fitted solves a lot of the problems with dreambox , especially in low frequencies.

Can anybody tell me what these are? The good men from IHAD do seem to think it is a good thing to fit, and for a very reasonable price as well...
Hi T-G

If my memory is correct, yes it is an equaliser - but won't boost signals like a line amp.

It's normally fitted when strong low-freqency signals swamp the tuner, and give a similar effect on the reception to weak ones.

It simply 'levels' (in theory) the 950 -2150 MHz bandwidth received from your LNB. ('levelling up' the HF, and 'levelling down' the LF).

It might improve the DB tuner LF performance though, if indeed it is a problem in that area.

Llew
 
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