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    Freezing Channels

    This is a discussion on Freezing Channels within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Anyone having trouble with scifi+1 (205), true movies and true movies 2 (321-322) lately? Probably more but haven't noticed. The ...

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      Freezing Channels

      Anyone having trouble with scifi+1 (205), true movies and true movies 2 (321-322) lately? Probably more but haven't noticed. The pictures are frozen, Channels either side of them are ok. The signal and quality readings are high.
      Also the subtitles aren't working on any channel. My son was doing some work on the gutter but insists he never touched the dish and as I said the signals are fine. Any ideas?
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      Re: Freezing Channels

      The channels you mention are beamed from Eurobird - at a slightly different angle from Astra 2. The difference is very marginal ( 28.5 degrees E for Eurobird, 28.2 degrees E for Astra 2 ) but even a slight knock is enough to send the dish off the Eurobird beam. As your Signal Quality from the Default Transponder on Astra 2 is fine, it looks as though your dish may have shifted.

      The channels you mention are currently broadcasting without fault. I don't know about the subtitles.

      Don't be too hasty in apportioning blame. These things happen.

      Try some other channels on Eurobird. Use some of the lower bitrate channels. See:

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      Re: Freezing Channels

      Thanks for the reply Kenedin, I checked the dish - ok, Fiddled with the cables on the box and things seem back to normal. Can't understand it, Nothing disturbs the wiring, And plugs were all well fitted. The box is a Pace1.3Z36 10 years old now, Maybe starting to give up the ghost (just in time for halloween)
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      Re: Freezing Channels

      Keep an eye on things. Your box is a bit of a veteran now. Maybe also the dish & LNB too? Nothing lasts forever.
      Panasonic TX-P50G10B, Onkyo HTS 3305, Sky+HD Thomson 4E3007 (with upgraded PSU & WD5000AVDS HDD),

     

     

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