We have a "new" transponder since yesterday - it's been around for a long time and we think was maybe for one of the Compact VOD streams, but it's never been seen to be used for channels.
It's 11674 V and it now has at least one test ch. attached.
I'll mostly leave speculation to others but here's some interesting facts;
4 DVB-S type transponders are giving trouble, it appears MC & co. are making adjustments to them. (Have not been monitoring DVB-S2 types.)
It is intermittent.
Resulting symptoms include lowered signals, a tuning problem on at least some older SD decoders, possible viewing and recording confusion.
The worst is 11090 V.
The others known of are 11634 V, 11474 H, 11888 V.
The last one makes us suspect that this may be Hi Band adjustments related.
In the last couple of days ch. 196 was re-added, so may become something subs related. At this stage it's just labelled as an Event ch. with no current access.
This was previously the teenage chat(?) ch. which closed down and was then physically removed.
Certain transponders continue to give strangely low decoder-reported signal values (at least on Exploras), not related to the state of an installation. For instance, ch. 101 HD has a very low signal quality reading which a number of Forumites have confirmed.
No explanation offered by MC.
Testing with chs. 262 (VER) & 341 (HOR) should do enough until Hi Band above 11900 MHz comes into subs use.
Since its repair, the Exploras CU+ catalogue updates are no longer in sync with the VOD stream's CU & BO catalogues, but it does still update fairly regularly.
This is an update-when-we-feel-like-it thread, so don't rely on it.
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