Sky +hd help

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lisabrrtt

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Hi guys, tearing my hair out here. I have two tv,s (one in the living room one upstairs). both have a sky +hd box (no subscription). The downstairs TV has started to play up big time (no signal from the dish). I have made sure the two leads in the back are properly connected, the strange thing is I still get forces tv channel yet cant get any others. If I look at setup I can see i got good signal strength on both upstairs and downstairs> I have also tried unplugging leaving it etc, it sometimes work but more often than not it fails. I also tried switching boxes over and tvs the result of this was nothing worked upstairs or down, I put everything back as it was and left upstairs unplugged after a few hours i plugged it in and that now works. I was in the process of buying a new Tv but this is on hold now untill I can sort this out, I was also looking at other makes of sat boxes (manhatten,lumix,freesat etc) but that looks to be a minefield especially in my price bracket (under £100). So any suggestions as to what to do it would be much appreciated.
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Lisa
 
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Change the boxes over. If the fault switches rooms then you have narrowed it down to a receiver fault. If the fault remains in the original room then either the cabling is at fault or the lnb is on the way out.

Chances are though is a box fault - probably failing capacitors in the power supply section of the box.
 
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mariust5

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I would start with a new Quad Lnb and see if that makes a difference .
 
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lisabrrtt

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Change the boxes over. If the fault switches rooms then you have narrowed it down to a receiver fault. If the fault remains in the original room then either the cabling is at fault or the lnb is on the way out.

Chances are though is a box fault - probably failing capacitors in the power supply section of the box.
i swopped the boxes over and neither worked then,, I cant understand why it shows good signal strength but keeps coming up "no signal being received" surely there is a signal if its showing in setup?
 
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lisabrrtt

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No need to buy an lnb yet. Just swap the boxes over as I mentioned earlier
 
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lisabrrtt

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Ok just switched boxes over (again lol) and they are both working ATM for how long though no idea, weird
 
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lisabrrtt

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update after 5 mins the downstairs one is losing signal, only a matter of time i think
 
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lisabrrtt

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gone completely downstairs but still have forces channel, it is so annoying lol
 
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So the fault has stayed in the room? If so you have an issue with the lnb or the cabling. Is there any damage to the cabling - outer sheath nibbled by rodents, nicked by hedge trimmer etc?
 
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lisabrrtt

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nothing that I can see, but why do i still get the one channel? surelly that would be off also, the lnb is quad would changing the lead to an empty one do anything? only two are used
 
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Yes try changing it - but ONLY if you have completely safe access to it. Have a look at the inside of the connector & make sure its not heavily corroded.

You should have more than 1 channel. If you get Forces TV you should also get Challenge, Challenge +1 & Together as they are all on the same frequency
 
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lisabrrtt

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thankyou, just weighing it up now
 
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