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Nick HD terrible picture

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#1 OFFLINE   tonyoci



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Posted 22 February 2009 - 05:21 PM

Not sure if this is the right forum, sorry if not.

On DTV NickHD channel I have been getting a poor picture for the last week or so. The picture breaks up every 30 seconds or so (pixelation I guess) and will often deteriorate to a kind of washed out white picture.

Obviously I have not watched EVERY other channel but I am not noticing this on any other channels.

Using an HR20 to view.

Thanks for any info.

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#2 OFFLINE   PicaKing



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Posted 22 February 2009 - 06:35 PM

We watch a lot of Nick HD--I haven't noticed that at all---sounds like you may have a signal problem
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#3 OFFLINE   doctrsnoop



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Posted 22 February 2009 - 06:58 PM

Watch it a lot here too, no problems at all

5 - HR22-100 4 via regular ethernet, 1 via DECA, 2 HR21-700 networked via regular ethernet, HR21-100 networked via DECA, H25-500
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#4 OFFLINE   jdspencer


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Posted 22 February 2009 - 07:06 PM

Post your signal strengths for all TPs on all Satellites.
DirecTV since '96, Waivers for ABC, CBS, NBC, & Fox, HR23-700 & HR24-500/AM21, using ethernet based MRV.

#5 OFFLINE   tonyoci



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Posted 24 February 2009 - 10:45 AM

Hi again, I've been doing some research and it seems that Nick HD is reported as being on sat 103(W) http://www.lyngsat.c...ectvusa103.html

Seems all the channels from that sat are having issues.

I check the sat setup and for 103 there is a C and S setting. Both are getting very low signals (40 or below) this was not previously the case.

I have the protection plan, is this something I can call DTV about ?

#6 OFFLINE   bobnielsen


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Posted 24 February 2009 - 11:00 AM

You may need a dish realignment or LNB replacement, both of which would be covered by the protection plan. Directv considers 70 as an acceptable signal, although 80 or greater is normally achieved. 40 is definitely a problem.

#7 OFFLINE   litzdog911


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Posted 24 February 2009 - 11:11 AM

Yes, your Protection Plan should cover an onsite visit to tweak your dish. Just call DirecTV.

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#8 OFFLINE   mauijiminar



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Posted 24 February 2009 - 12:25 PM

All fine here on my Nick

#9 OFFLINE   tonyoci



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Posted 24 February 2009 - 02:40 PM

Well this is pretty unbelievable. I clearly have 40 or lower signal on one sat, all receivers show the same thing, yet I am now 1 hour into disconnecting wires, restarting receivers and being driven nuts.

#10 OFFLINE   Davenlr


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Posted 24 February 2009 - 05:16 PM

Check 99c also. if those are also low, try adjusting the elevation (about 1/4 turn either way from where it is now). If that doesnt help, adjust the azimuth 1/4 turn either way. One of the two should cause the signal to go up (or down, in which case, turn it back where it was and reverse direction).

If 99c is good, you have a bad LNB more than likely, or a tree blocking 103 (not likely).

#11 OFFLINE   tonyoci



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Posted 24 February 2009 - 05:37 PM

IT's not wise for me to do anything myself :)

99c is also bad.

#12 OFFLINE   ironwood



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Posted 26 February 2009 - 04:58 PM

Nothing to do with Nick channel of course. Problem with the installation. Menwhile watch Nick in standard definition there is no difference for cartoons anyway

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