Regarding VERY big dishes:
It's important to realise that a BIG dish will swamp the LNB with a STRONG signal from the south beam. When this occurs, the signal from 2D will effectively disappear.
What you should try to do is to align the dish for the best signal quality from 2D at around 7pm...
This is absolutely right but if he's on a tight budget and doesn't mind missing a couple of dozen channels, he could get away with, say, 1.8 metres or less. Depends very much on the type of dish and LNB and on the alignment of both. Also on the Sky Digibox which should be a Panasonic TU-DSB30...
I prefer to keep my clothes on but you can "bare" it all if you wish.
Awaiting your upload with bated breath but can we have it in plain text or PDF since MS Word is notorious for "worm macro viruses"?
I handle a lot of enquiries each day by e-mail (and I also moderate another forum which shall remain nameless).
So I can tell you from experience that some posts are ignored because:
1. They are not understandable. Try to type in English and use punctuation correctly, check spelling and...
I mentioned this in the Sky Digital section but it really belongs here.
Are you suffering from unexplained problems on your PC?
It could be a capacitor manufacturing fault which is explained here:
And this page gives details of Pee Cee mother board...
I'd like to thank Zansi for pointing to our SatCure web site. We specialise in kits and fault information for Digiboxes. I'm pleased that it solved Snowy's problem (and I congratulate him on a successful soldering job).
Maybe we should be sponsoring this forum ;)
Out of interest, it's not...
There are lots of causes for the "no satellite signal" symptom. Apart from replacing a dud LNB and a knackered tuner, there's not much you can do in the way of DIY repair. My friend, Michael, just invested £4000 *just* for desoldering equipment! You could send it to him for repair:
This is old information. I put it on my web page over a year ago.
for a list of Sky Digibox remote codes and setting-up sequences
Hmm, that seems a bit slow to load right now. Here's the mirror page:
Actually, the problem lies with the lack of tuner s-e-l-e-c-t-i-v-i-t-y.
Basically, that relates to its ability to winkle out a weak signal while it is being swamped by a much stronger signal on a nearby frequency.
So an amplifier doesn't usually help as it simply makes the strong signal even...