Freeview TV and “No Signal”

Freeview TV and “No Signal”

“No Signal” is all about the satellite dish and the connections between the TV and the dish.  First check is that all of your connections on between the dish and the TV are secure. 

Ensure the unit is on. Point your remote at the unit and press the on button, you should be able to see it load to 100 and a channel should start playing.  If you are still experiencing a problem, disconnect the TV/ satellite receiver (or TV inbuild with a satellite receiver) from power and reconnect to test. 

Are you on the correct satellite input (HDMI)? You will be able to open the menu and the channel list.

OPTUS D1 is the Geo Stationary Satellite providing New Zealand’s Freeview and Sky Content.  Are you surrounded by any tall trees or buildings that could be obstructing the signal? Direct line of site with OPTUS D1 is needed.

Do you have the right LNB frequency? On your TV remote push the signal button that is near the top right (below the mute).  You can then scroll through and check you have the right LNB setting for the dish you have.  Some older remotes you push the menu button, go to settings and then to dish set up.  The standard LNB Frequency is 10750 but some brands of dishes and domes have different settings.

You can check your signal quality and strength by pressing the “Info” button 3 times on your remote. 

If you are getting signal drop or screen pixilation you might need to replace the LNB.  A Low Noise Block downconverter amplifies low noise and converts satellite frequencies. It is the attachment at the end of the satellite dish in which the coaxial cables that feed your satellite receiver connect to. The Satellite Dish is sitting in an exposed location and LNBs degrade over time.

If there continues to be no signal or very little signal it may well be your dish, and its cables causing the problem.

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