Pixellation problem solved!

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Vince2

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Mar 3, 2004
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Ha! The installer didn't show up on Saturday to fix my reception problem so I took matter into my own hands and got up on the roof to fiddle around. Background: I have been stuck with low signal quality for weeks (~65-75, with doupouts everytime fluctuates under 70). They previously installed a bigger dish (24") but it didn't help. I tried moving the dish to 3 other locations...no improvement. I finally took off the LNB to remove my meter feed and noticed the meter peaked as I pulled the LNB out about 2". Hmmm....experimented around and confirmed I had a myopic dish!....it was focusing the signal about 2" beyond the end of the LNB mount. So I pulled the LNB out to the new focal position and fixed it to the mount with electrical tape and a couple of wooden splints. Now signal quality is 85 and no pixellation. I have another appointment with the installer next Saturday to get a more permanent solution, but I thought I'd post this solution here in case those experincing low signals want to tweak. It wasn't my box or my neighbors trees after all.
 
The Stone Man

The Stone Man

Centennial, Colorado
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Feb 15, 2004
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Thanks for posting the resolution, and WAY TO GO. You get to enjoy the satisfaction from solving a problem without help from an installation 'professional'. Whether through knowledge or luck, the forum readers are solving problems and passing on information--and that's GOOD.
 
grumpy1

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Dec 12, 2003
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My installer is coming Thursday to try to improve my signal quality. Thanks for giving me one more thing for him to try.
 
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Walter L.

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Mar 29, 2004
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Hey Vince, nice to hear the good news again (I just joined this forum).
 

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