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Intelsat-18 at 180 W
Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:21 AM
I'm waiting for a new receiver that can do DVB-S2 and MPEG-4, and I'll try again at the nearby park, where I have a good shot toward the west. Hopefully, I'll be able to see some programming from France TV and TNS providers, on the French Polynesia and US Beam.
Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:55 PM
Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:52 AM
BTW, Globecast SLC has their Business TV facility in the next room from where I'm sitting.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:13 AM
I'll refrain from posting the manufacturer and model number until I see if they are going to issue some "fixes" for it.
Right now, it's search functions are totally flakey, and it's "Signal Strength" metering seems to be purely cosmetic (all-or-none readings).
Maybe I just got a dud.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:37 AM
Tivo Premier XL4, Tivo Premier, Tivo HD whole home on Xfinity HD, SageTv 8 TB Win7 Server -> DVDO Edge-> Denon AVR, Klipsch KB15's/Sharp Aquos 60"
Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:57 PM
Signal readings in digital are usually all or nothing, or otherwise pretty meaningless. Its the Quality reading that really matters.
Yeah, that's what I tell OTA viewers all the time. I think the manufacturers just try to make their newest box show the highest arbitrary number they can come up with, to make their own product look "more sensitive" than another.
I tried adding some attenuation to the L-band input, to see if it was just slightly overloaded....after 18 total 3 dB attenuators, it tried to lock on PBS.
54 dB made no difference at all, on Signal Strength ("90%"), and almost none on "Quality" (10-12% all the way).
I tried scanning, using the big Simulsat dish at work today. Found channels on about one-forth of the transponders that it saw activity on. I'll have to check against Lyngsat, and see if those were all video channels (some were likely broadband).
Posted 12 May 2012 - 10:52 AM
Remind me to never buy that "brand" again.
Posted 12 May 2012 - 04:33 PM
Posted 13 May 2012 - 12:55 PM
No manufacturer's name or address on the unit or in the literature.