Random Reception Dropouts

Reception, channel detection, network issues, CableCARD setup, etc.
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artturnip
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Random Reception Dropouts

Post by artturnip » Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:45 pm

Hello,

I have a HDHR5-2DT which is having issues with reception randomly dropping out on channels on all multiplexes (channels 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 48, 55, 56). Signal strength is in the region of 78% with symbol quality fluctuating seemingly at random between 100% and 0%, with the drops to 0% occurring at the same time as loss of reception. DVB-T2 multiplexes seem worse than DVB-T ones. Note that all of the channels broadcast on each multiplex are correctly listed in the dropdown when the channel is selected in the HDHR Config GUI.

The antenna connection is coming through from a Freeview box which does not have any reception issues at all, neither do any of the televisions connected to the same aerial. I am situated in the UK and receive Freeview from the Mendip transmitter; details of the multiplexes which are broadcast can be found here: https://ukfree.tv/transmitters/tv/Mendip.

Device ID is 12400685 and diagnostic information is being sent.

artturnip
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Joined: Wed May 17, 2017 12:12 pm

Re: Random Reception Dropouts

Post by artturnip » Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:55 pm

Aaaaand I've managed to fix it using a braid breaker I forgot I had lying around. All working perfectly now!

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