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    jardiniere
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    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.


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    labezarderie
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    Have you checked the lead to see if it is in tightly?  Happened to us this month.


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    jardiniere
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    Just checked and it’s in tight but thanks for your response.


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    Dish out of line?

    Freesat has been fine all day here.

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    jardiniere
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    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.


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    coldonat
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    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, 5-6

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    jardiniere
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    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.


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    winston_1
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    It turned out that there was water in the cable that goes from the satellite to the TV.

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    That’s a long cable considering the satellite is 23,000 miles away above the equator.


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