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    Unhappy dish problem

    I have a 1800 maplin prime focus petal dish and a universal single snh 031 o.3db with a intergrated feedhorn lnb,
    I can only get < 4 fiver sites>< 3 true movies>sky news>no itv or bbc or 4 run out of things to do as I
    am only a novice I also using a pace 2600 box help! the same dish is being used on the site and working ok

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    Based in Gandia, covers Calpe to Valencia and inland
    Satellite dish being used
    Marafa (not Famaval!) 1.8m dish, 80cm dish
    Satellite Digibox / Receivers used
    Sky+HD, Sky Pace 2600, Ariva 100, Dreambox DM7025, GI1025E
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    Re: dish problem

    Hi Dave,

    (Posted this reply on your other post / thread - think i will delete that one from there as you have it here now with more information!)

    Firstly you do not tell us where you are located as this does make a difference...

    Secondly are all the other dishes the petal dish like yours? Just because they are the same size (1.8m) does not mean all the dishes perform the same. I (and many other installers on the CB) avoid petal dishes (made by fortecstar i think) like the plague, instead go for a one piece famaval 1.8m or 2.4m dishes, as they perform a lot better than the petal dishes. the petal dishes need to be built and aligned very very very very precisely to get them to dish (99quid!), cheap quality, poor stand, poor accurate alignment (you have to move the WHOLE dish and stand!) = poor performance dish

    I wonder if a prime focus LNB would be useful, rather than the universal LNB? Do you have the same type of LNB / feedhorn like your neighbours who have the same make of dish?

    i think the only bit of good kit is the pace2600....

    Hope this helps a bit - but in my view the main problems could be the fact that it is a petal dish......
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