No UK tv and French TV breaking up
21st February 2018 at 19:31 #1823591
All today have been unable to get Freesat. TV is displaying ‘No or bad signal’ for BBC1 etc. Can get French TV but every now and then it starts to break up just like satellite TV does when there’s a storm on its way. Has anyone had this happen? Does it mean the telly’s on the blink? Can’t see how it could be the satellite affecting French TV.21st February 2018 at 19:38 #1823593
labezarderieParticipantJoined: 18 Jan 2007Location: 50Total posts: 307
Have you checked the lead to see if it is in tightly? Happened to us this month.21st February 2018 at 20:14 #1823597
Just checked and it’s in tight but thanks for your response.21st February 2018 at 22:03 #1823606
HalParticipantJoined: 06 Jan 2011Location: Limoux, 11300 Aude.Total posts: 3793
Dish out of line?
Freesat has been fine all day here.
Kind regards Hal http://www.domainedurenne.com21st February 2018 at 22:15 #1823608
Wondered about the dish being out of line but that wouldn’t affect the French channels which come via the aerial. Am watching TF3 at the moment and every few seconds the picture starts to fragment and the sound goes.5th March 2018 at 21:46 #1824490
coldonatParticipantJoined: 27 Jan 2008Location: 81Total posts: 1129
Just as an aside to this, and perhaps worth bearing in mind – It was very windy here for a couple of days last week, and on Thursday we lost UK tv on both our Humax and Sky boxes. My first thought was that the dish (cheers again, Hal) had moved, but it is bolted by its edge to our chimney in three places, and our chimney is like the proverbial brick out-house.
Putting a meter in the cable showed a good signal, which was puzzling. Long story short, in desperation I replaced the three-year-old LNB with the very old one it in turn had replaced (I rarely throw things away). Result, a picture again. I don’t know anything about LNBs, so I’ve ordered a replacement.
Thought it might be worth a mention.
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, 5-66th March 2018 at 21:54 #1824517
Thank you coldonat. It turned out that there was water in the cable that goes from the satellite to the TV. When it was installed 11 years ago, interior rather than exterior cable was used so we’re lucky it lasted this long.18th March 2018 at 00:05 #1825026