Why are channels showing up as scrambled

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shankle

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Thanks for any help.
I am using the Openbox. No problems with that.
Recently I rescanned a bird that I had tons of stuff on.
I scanned with FTA only. I got a ton of scrambled channels.
This was up around 91 or so. Forget the nitty-gritty.
Can try to find more detail if necessary.
 
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Hi Lak7,
Don't think it is a weak signal as it's in the 80s.
More nitty-gritty. The problem occurs on g19 c-band at 97 degrees.
KU on that same bird is coming in fine.
I have the Openbox set at FTA Only.
 
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Which TPs?
Does Lyngsat show any of those TPs as scrambled?
Do you have another receiver to try with?
 
Hindu55

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Not sure if this may be your problem but if you had scanned previously with it set to all,
then rescanned without deleting the channels scanned the first time, they will still be
there.
 
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shankle

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Thanks for helping guys.
When I rescan I delete all previous channels but one.
I have only 1 receiver.
Ku is working just fine.
Every time I rescan the bird things change.
As far as I can tell pm1-pit path2 and ch2 and ch1 are
being scrambled. I have FTA set the FTA only.
Not sure how to find more detail for you.
Can't find these items on Lyngsat.
 
stogie5150

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CH-1 and CH-2 on that satellite are CBS 4:2:2 HD. what you see isn't scrambling, its the mess the Openbox displays because it cannot display 4:2:2 video. The path 2 signal is 4:2:2 also. Thats why you can't see them. They aren't scrambled.
 
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shankle

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Thank you Stogie for responding.
I now see what the problem is.
Guess there is nothing I can do about it.
 
Phottoman

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I've wondered about this also Stogie, but sometimes there is just a black screen and it shows "Scrambled" or something like that.

I know on some of the MUX on the 99W satellite, I will see blue and green "stuff" and realize that this must be 4:2:2 signals, but the BLACK screen is what I thought he was talking about. I also have the Openbox, and the problem does seem to exist that a channel that may have been clear yesterday is scrambled today.

Just thinking ....

Photto
 
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Think about this guys, if you have good signal and quality on each satellite either side of the problem one, your signal path is ok. If you have channels on other transponders on the same satellite, but not those, its the channels, not your setup. This isn't magic. Its electrons. You either have it, or you don't, so to speak. Long as the quality is there. Now when you have lower quality, the channels CAN show scrambled, but your quality has to be WAY low.
 
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