I am a newbie to the dvb-s cards and am having trouble with signal strength/quality on my TwinHan 1020. I have Dish Network service and am receiving 100+ strength on my dish receiver and receive all channels will no problem from the same lnb so I am relatively sure the dish it pointed correctly.
Here is my setup:
- Target Sat: Echostar 7
- Card: TwinHan VisionPlus 1020
- Software: Tried WinDVB, ProgDVB, myTheatre
- PC: 2 ghz, CPU 512mb, RAM 128mb, Nvidia 8x AGP
No matter what software I am using the problem is identical. Echostar 7 has 21 transponders and my signal strength/quality varies greatly from transponder to transponder. On the low end I may have 0 quality and 40 strength and on the high end I might get 40 quality and 55 strength. There are about 8 transponders that won't pick up any channels and the ones that do are such low quality (30-40) that I have reception issues (channel locking up, audio/video gets out of sync).
Also, if I rescan the transponders after 30 minutes or so, it may or may not pick up the same channels again, it seems to be hit and miss. The strength/quality changes without warning.
Again, I am very much a newbie to dvb-s card but have been a computer technican for over 6 years so I know it is not the obvious (bad pci slot, corrupt drivers, etc).
Any feedback is absolutely appreciated, I am about to go crazy