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j.m.

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#1
Do I go Thomson LNB or Skyware LNB ? :eek:

Decisions decisions

(Just a single)

I've ripped my place to bits trying to fix this pixelation issue 'O'-red
 

rolfw

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#2
LOL, playing around with my scanner and trying to upload some old photos to my site. :) Ive found the Thompson to be better, but really would be very surprised if a change of LNb would cure the problem, what receiver is it again?
 

j.m.

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#3
a crap one ............. :p

Pace 2200 (MCES say its hunky dorey)

All my grief started (again) when I bought a QUAD LNB ......... (Cambridge)
I have rewired every bloody thing today .... No sharp bends & no unnessary joints...... Still poop :rolleyes:

If none of this works I'm gonna give you my amex card # & you can have the problem :p
 

rolfw

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#4
Slap up a 1 metre dish, if you get pixellation with that, then your receiver is deffo at fault. :)
 

j.m.

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#5
Tried slapping the Mrs .............. Didn't help ......... hi hi hi hi hi

I moved from sml to big zone 1/2 dish

that fixed it till I fiddled wiv the LNB & bought a Quad :(

(Me being me as soon as I had a spare bit of kit lying around I sold it) :-0

I tell ya .......... New LNB its gonna be ......... After that over to you dude ;-)
 

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#6
A quad LNB is considerably havier than the single output jobby.

Is it possible that the weight has pulled the dish down slightly?

PaulR
 

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#7
Also possible the focal length of the LNB does not match the dish


I take it the dealer that sold you the LNB is unwilling to come out and check the install for suitability of their product to your needs (Trade Descriptions , Consumer Act and all that )
 

j.m.

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#8
Umm ...... Lets not go down the finger pointing route ....

Triax (Big) minidish
Cambridge Quad

When I installed the caboodle I put a nut & bolt thro the holes where the plastic whats it should of been ...... This elongated the distance between the dish face & the LNB by about a millimeter .......... Surely that doesn't make a diff?

I understand you have to be precise wiv these things ....... But in reality we are looking at about a 0.75mm adjustment :-0

What says you ?

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#9
Hmmm - at Ku band , and with the digital signals sky give you with their standard off the shelf dishes, distance is everything
 

rolfw

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#11
The Sky design quad LNBs should work on all minidishes, it is probably re-allignment required. but not always easy without a meter, at least to get it spot on.

We do have at least a couple of members up that way who have meters, perhaps one of them will look in on the thread. :)
 
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