Signal Strength vs. Signal Quality

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Splicer

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I fully understand that it is the quality, not the quantity, of signal strength is what is important (kinda like size doesn't matter!:eek: :D ) But what I do not understand is how on earth I can get a signal level of 94 but my bit error be so friggin, low enough to NOT produce a picture?
 
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I also got a signal in the '90's but NO quality when I first set mine up. I wasn't locked into the sat(Close but not quite). I fine tuned the dish, moving one tick at a time and BOOM! 96 sig. and 86 quality! Hang in there, you'll get it. ;)
 
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Signal Level just tells you that some signal voltage is coming from the LNB to the receiver. If you have a 94 Signal Level and then put your hand over the front of the LNB so no satellite signal is being received from the dish, your Signal Level will probably still be in the 90s because there is always a signal voltage coming from the LNB. Basically, Signal Level tells you there is an LNB connected and working. Signal Quality will tell you that a recieved satellite signal is present and being decoded (if the parameters on the receiver are set properly). The higher the Signal Quality, the more data is being received without having to use data correction methods (better signal). The lower the Signal Quality, the more data correction methods are used to maintain a picture. Of course, there comes a point that the Signal Quality is so low (amount of good data received) that the receiver can't correct all the data errors and the picture suffers. Hope this helps. Have fun.
 
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Signal Level just tells you that some signal voltage is coming from the LNB to the receiver. If you have a 94 Signal Level and then put your hand over the front of the LNB so no satellite signal is being received from the dish, your Signal Level will probably still be in the 90s because there is always a signal voltage coming from the LNB. Basically, Signal Level tells you there is an LNB connected and working. Signal Quality will tell you that a recieved satellite signal is present and being decoded (if the parameters on the receiver are set properly). The higher the Signal Quality, the more data is being received without having to use data correction methods (better signal). The lower the Signal Quality, the more data correction methods are used to maintain a picture. Of course, there comes a point that the Signal Quality is so low (amount of good data received) that the receiver can't correct all the data errors and the picture suffers. Hope this helps. Have fun.
:D Outstanding explanation!!! Thankkyou!:up

Hey swampman...I like how you accessorized your dish brother!!!:up Got a close up of that fine accessory?;)
 
swampman

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That "fine accessory" is my 15 year old daughter. I'll tell her know you noticed my dish setup :)
 
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I'm sure she will be glad she was noticed... lol all the young adults over here say .... whats that big dish for lol i also have the big round primestar dish.
 
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spilcer i wanted to ask you some ?'s about your cable company i pm'd you i dont know if you got it . but do you have an email or something i can talk with you about starting my own cable company?
 
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