SBS Digital problems?

shazbot 4 February 2011 9

I have been spurred to emerge from my long and enjoyable lurkdom on this site by an extremely dire situation — I have suddenly lost reception of all SBS digital channels.

My analogue reception is still fine, as is my reception of every other digital channel, but my beloved SBS1 and SBS2 are no more. I’m in Palmerston, where I have up to now had very good reception, even using a rabbit-ear aerial, so I’m a bit perplexed.

Has anyone else experienced something similar recently?

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9 Responses to SBS Digital problems?
Early Early 4:03 pm 02 Mar 11

Can you tell me if you found the cause to this problem as we have no sbs signal at murrumbateman on a std def stb but have perfect analogue signal would like to have sbs2

David45 David45 9:49 pm 05 Feb 11

Have some problems with One HD in Narrabundah – though all other channels fine

Anna Key Anna Key 6:19 pm 05 Feb 11

Have had intermittent probs with SBS, but nothing major.

Eirlys said :

We have constant problems with the ABC, and we are in Downer,anyone else have trouble with ABC?

Yes, including all three being out of action for a couple of days about three weeks ago. All seems ok now.

shazbot shazbot 3:02 pm 05 Feb 11

Thanks all, I did suspect that the absence of laments from the ten other SBS watchers in town indicated that the problem was at my end, and so it was. Skip, your recommendation to turn the antenna cable connection worked — so simple, but I’d probably never have worked it out on my own. Many thanks!

And Waiting for Godot, they seem to be cutting back on the soccer and the sex, for better or worse…hopefully not so much that they lose sight of their true identity, though!

Eirlys Eirlys 2:39 pm 05 Feb 11

We have constant problems with the ABC, and we are in Downer,anyone else have trouble with ABC?

Waiting For Godot Waiting For Godot 11:53 am 05 Feb 11

Doesn’t SBS stand for Sex Between Soccer?

Deref Deref 9:07 am 05 Feb 11

Was OK in Kaleen last night and it’s all OK this morning.

I agree, though – couldn’t live without SBS. 🙂

Spectra Spectra 10:26 pm 04 Feb 11

90% of the time this ends up being a problem with your TV or STB. If you do a factory reset on whichever you’re using and re-scan for channels there’s a pretty good chance it’ll all come back.

In Palmerston you’re getting your digital signal from Black Mountain, so if it’s broken it would be broken for the majority of Canberra and odds are someone would have noticed…even if we are talking about SBS ;).

Skip Skip 9:53 pm 04 Feb 11

Try turning the antenna cable connection to the TV slightly. If there are multiple connections such as cabling in and out of VCR, PVR, STB etc, try doing th same to each connection. The signal should come back.

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