I also have a receptions problems in rain & even in overcast... but mine happens with almost.. all channels, mpeg4 or regular channels.
I was looking at my signal strengths tonight, and the main satellites are about 92-95% while the others seem to be like 55%. I wonder if the need fine tuned like in the HR20 install video.Camelot_One said:I understand that the reason the installer had to replace my 3LBB dish with a 5LNB is because the MPeg-4 HD Locals come off a different satellite.
But is there a way to separately aim the LNBs? My dish is on top of a 2 story roof, so I can't get close enough to see the exact setup.
Tonight for the 4th time since the upgrade/install, I lost 2 recordings. Both were set to record on my local CBS mpeg-4 station. I checked the station and sure enough, it was freeze frame at best. (very obviously reception issue)
However, I had a perfect picture on the SD CBS channel, as well as my CBS-E feed. (I have a waiver, they didn't drop the channel when I upgraded)
Now there was a light rain at the time, and has been each time this has happened. However my HR-10 250 never lost reception, even in the worst of storms. And it seems the HR-20 isn't losing the normal sat feeds, it's only the mpeg-4 LNB that drops off. (and when this happens, even for 1 minute of the recording, it disappears from the LIST - unlike the HR10-250 which just split the recording in 2)
Can the dish be independantly tuned by LNB?
If it's just weak on the 99/103-deg satellites, then I agree that your dish probably needs to be tweaked to maximize the Ka-band signal.jgwatsonjg said:I was looking at my signal strengths tonight, and the main satellites are about 92-95% while the others seem to be like 55%. I wonder if the need fine tuned like in the HR20 install video.
Yep the 99 Was only about 56%. I'll have to check the 103.litzdog911 said:If it's just weak on the 99/103-deg satellites, then I agree that your dish probably needs to be tweaked to maximize the Ka-band signal.
101 : 95%matto said:you'd get much better advice if you posted signal strengths from the different sattelites.
Those readings look great. The "zeros" on the 99b and 103 are for transponder spot beams not aimed to you.Camelot_One said:101 : 95%
110 : 85%
119 : 96%
99b : Never gives a reading on "Meters", induvidual shows 0, 0, 100, 0, 0, 0
103 : 99% - induvidual shows 80 or better on all but transponder 4, which is at 0.