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    Stuttering channels

    This is a discussion on Stuttering channels within the Sky+ forums, part of the Sky & Sky+ TV category; I've started to see stuttering Channels on Sky+, Setanta , Rangers/Celtic TV, Popgirl (My Daughter's Favourite). However if I remove ...

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      Stuttering channels

      I've started to see stuttering Channels on Sky+, Setanta , Rangers/Celtic TV, Popgirl (My Daughter's Favourite).
      However if I remove input 2 its fine.
      Signal strength and quality are both about 80/90%.
      Swapping both cables makes no difference, LNB power reset makes no difference.
      All major channels are fine i.e sky sports/movies, all BBC an ITV.
      Could my LNB be on the way out?
      could my dish have moved?
      Is my box no well?

      Any help would be greatly appreciated

      Thanks
      Stuart


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      Re: Stuttering channels

      On a sky+ box, a failing HDD manifests itself as problems with the LNB2 input.

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      Re: Stuttering channels

      Setanta, Rangers and Celtic are all on one transponder.
      Theres a known issue with the transponder Popgirl is on and DECT phones.

      Probably is what Reddwarfcrew says but are there any other affected channels.

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      Re: Stuttering channels

      Thanks for the replys, but i'm still not convinced as last night 8:00pm i had none of the channels mentioned,however at 06:30 this morning i am sitting watching Setanta golf with a perfect picture and nothing has been changed or switched off. All channels that were missing are now fine.
      Why would certain channels vanish like this?

      Plan of action
      1 realign dish
      2 new LNB (How can you confirm if a LNB is Faulty?)
      3 buy signal amplifiers ( has anyone tried these things?)
      4 new box

      Any suggestions on how to eliminate my problem would be greatly appreciated
      Thanks Stuart

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      Re: Stuttering channels

      Are only the channels you mention affected and no others?
      If so then less likely to be the hard disk.

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      Re: Stuttering channels

      Yes, 95% of channels are ok all the time.The channels i've mentioned are the ones i watch, it seems to be obscure channels like the odd shopping channel.
      I'm just miffed with the Setanta situation.

      Thanks Again

      Stuart

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      Re: Stuttering channels

      Found this with the help of some Bacardi

      Installing a Sky dishInstalling a Dish

      Interesting read

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      Re: Stuttering channels

      Thomson power supplies fail.
      http://sam-radford.me.uk/digibox.htm

     

     

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