Hi, we are in central Florida in an RV with a 630 and 75e dish.Recently we started to see pixelation, particularly on HD channels and nearly always concentrated on the face area. This has been more noticeable since 4.06 upgrade.
Anyway decided to see if realigning the dish would help. I have just got hold of an SSM-22 Tuning meter so I put it on one of the unused LNB sockets and proceeded to realign the dish. Immediately the signal strength began to rise with just a minute movement of the dish. Spent about 20 minutes peaking all 3 axis and was quite pleased with the results....... until I went in to look at the TV, NO picture, NO signal!
Went outside with figures from the Sat Finder programme, started from scratch, realigned with the same result.
Back to basics, had the wife sit in front of the TV and yell when there was a signal! Got the picture back and tweaked the dish for the best reading, the SSM-22 was still connected but it did not peak where the best TV signal was
Now for a couple of assumptions,
1. The dish will receive a signal from any satellite it sees within its bandwidth
2. The LNB will down convert any received signal, it does not just pass the ShawDirect satellite signal.
3. The SSM22 reacts to all received signals, not just the ShawDirect
Question is why doesn't the signal on the SSM-21 peak at the same point as the tuner signals on the TV
I also put an el-cheapo signal meter in line with coax, and it to peaked at the same time as the SSM22, not with the tuner signal strength bars.
Is it possible that there is a stronger signal from WildBlue-1 which seems to be in close proximity to F2 and I was trying to lock on to it with the meter??