Hi there I've had a DTVS-1 STB working with a satellite dish for a few years now, but notice random picture freeze/ loss of picture and sound for about 5-10 seconds and not weather related.Sometimes…Continue
"Thanks Paul, will check today.
Curiously after fine tuning the dish Monday and getting a 95% signal strength with a brand new Dish TV STB, I switched back to my old DTVS-1 STB and started getting the problems with a drop to 77% signal…"
Is your Dish an old sky dish with oval shaped LNB , if it is most likely its suffering from LNB drift the oval shaped ones are known to fail.
My neighbours had the same STB as you and Oval LNB I replaced it with another old LNB I had…"
"Is it possible to PM Me a photo of some of the interference or maybe a video when it happens?It might the device iteself on it's end but if the Dish TV box does the same then I am unsure on other causes of this interference
"Originally it was inside a cabinet the TV and located on top of an old VHS player and next to a DVD/hard drive recorder.
I then moved the STB outside the cabinet 2 months ago and onto a stand.
The cables I've wiggled to check for dry joints or…"
Thanks for updating me, okaye so there might be interference within the box? Are the cables fastened correctly to the box? Is there any other electrical equipment (apart from the TV) that is near the DTVS unit?
Still getting some interference.
Didn’t appear to be for as long this time and appeared worse higher up the channel numbers, so Prime +1 worse than TVNZ 1 and some channels I didn’t notice it on.
Anything else I can…"
So another box you tried is still getting the same issues? If this is correct then the issue will be likely the Satellite Dish, it may over time drift out of alignment and will need to be re secured so that it's receiving the best…"
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