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    dantheman
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    If you get get a bigger dish is anything decent to watch in the UK ? Or is just still Bargain hunt and Countdown ?

    Probably


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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>styleanglais wrote:</div>
    If you get get a bigger dish is anything decent to watch in the UK ? Or is just still Bargain hunt and Countdown ?

    Probably

    Like Lot’s Road Auctions.
    Watched it once.
    Last night.


    I would lie on top of the stairs and smell the cigar smoke of Castro.

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    I shall watch in the next 7 days

    New Tricks
    Midsummer Murders
    Wolf Hall
    The Good Wife
    Death in Paradise
    Hostages
    Match of the Day (Sunday morning version)
    Indian Summers

    Yes, I know, everyone is different and there is no accounting for taste.


    gfplux

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    Paul-R
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    I find that there so much good stuff on the FTA channels that I don’t know where people find the time to watch anything else by paying a subscription. I barely have enough time to keep up with all my recorded programmes.


    As I get older I think a lot about the hereafter - I go into a room and then wonder what I'm here after. Viewing - various Digiboxes. A Foxsat HDR which moves with me between the UK and France. Main TV: UK Philips 42PFL9632; France 47PFL9632

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    Hal
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    I second that!
    Films are my downfall. With so many sites around offering movies at 99cents, I download them by the bucket load. And then never watch them. As for the stuff I download, and never watch, from BBC iplayer, my laptop is overflowing!

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    riquet
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    Was back to our house around the 12th April but have been travelling abroad a lot in between. Noticed that I could only (just) get BBC1 on my Sky Region 2 dish but Friday night last week, all the channels were bck in full (or relatively good) strenth.

    Anybody noticed this “off time” period of about 3 weeks? Am back abroad now and will check Thursday night when I get back.


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    in Herault when the sun is shining on a cloudless day last week our UK TV Signal was very weak French Tv other Sat was fine….. then later on in the night the reception came back …. Any ideas ?


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    loopski
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    Southerly sweep of Jet Stream over alps and med.


    I would lie on top of the stairs and smell the cigar smoke of Castro.

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    If your sat signal is normally good and unless you are at very high latitudes (e.g Scandinavia) the position of the jet stream is unlikely to have any influence on broadband satellite signal strength. TV sats are geostationary over the equator. More likely is either your system set up , space weather systems ( causing the operator to slightly change the orientation of the satellite, and/or operator maintenance.


    Fontainebleau. France

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    coldonat
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    I remember reading an article some time ago that the sat signal will be weaker in the summer – I can’t remember the reasons given, but they seemed to make sense.

    As the days have got longer, our signal, which was fine over the winter months, has deteriorated, no HD and even some SD signals often breaking up.

    I’m fairly sure our dish hasn’t moved, it’s bolted at its flanges to the chimney, so I’ll have to check if the sat’s moved – or the chimney….


    Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou be like unto him. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit. Proverbs XXVI, 5-6

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    heat will impact the performance of an LNB (and hence signal strength) as it introduces additional noise into the solid state receptor. This is why btw astro telescopes are cooled by liquid nitrogen. This can be particularly exaggerated if the LNB is already starting to fail.


    Fontainebleau. France

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    loopski
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    If your sat signal is normally good and unless you are at very high latitudes (e.g Scandinavia) the position of the jet stream is unlikely to have any influence on broadband satellite signal strength. TV sats are geostationary over the equator. More likely is either your system set up , space weather systems ( causing the operator to slightly change the orientation of the satellite, and/or operator maintenance.

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    HdP , Villemer. France

    The jetstream will frequently cross north Africa, so I assume that your northern latitudes is an allusion to the aurora borealis. I am familiar with C, Ku and Ka transmission but not broad band Sat.


    I would lie on top of the stairs and smell the cigar smoke of Castro.

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    loopski
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    <p abp=”828″>heat will impact the performance of an LNB (and hence signal strength) as it introduces additional noise into the solid state receptor. This is why btw astro telescopes are cooled by liquid nitrogen. This can be particularly exaggerated if the LNB is already starting to fail.

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    <p abp=”831″>HdP , Villemer. France

    The weather forecast for saturday is over 30°C.
    I presume I shall have problems with my 0.1db LNBs.
    Will spraying liquid nitrogen on them ensure optimum reception of the Barcelona V Juventus game?


    I would lie on top of the stairs and smell the cigar smoke of Castro.

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    judgenic
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    There is a lot of channel movement going on at the moment so people may lose some that they are used to getting. An older satellite that is failing is being replaced on 15th June by a new one but in preparation some channels are being moved to the UK spot beam. These include some of the free extra channels such as CBS Drama and Movies 24.

    I think some of the ITV channels are moving as well.

    The good news is that the new satellite is more powerful so the channels that remain on the European beam should be stronger than before.

    In the summer you will find that the signal drops significantly when the satellite is between the earth and the sun. For us it is around 11am and lasts up to an hour.


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    loopski
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    Indeed the sun is a potent source of random microwaves. When installing it is an easy way of checking the connection between LNB and Tuner;pointing it at the sun gives strong EDNA interference.
    Always used to be a problem with the French TV on analogue from Atlantic Bird; two weeks at beginning of summer and end.


    I would lie on top of the stairs and smell the cigar smoke of Castro.

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