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Freezing problems

Discussion in 'General Cable TV.' started by scouse645, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. edmoses

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    Hi all. I was wondering if someone could help. My relative is getting a lot of freezing on majority of vm channels. Its a H2H box and we've changed splitter and cables.

    Below are downstream and upstream levels from the vm router - they dont mean anything to me? Are they ok or is that where the issue is? Thanks

    Downstream Channels
    Lock Status Channel ID Frequency Modulation Rx Power RxMER Pre RS Errors Post RS Errors
    Locked 1 139000000 Hz 256 QAM -6.4 dBmV 35.6 dB 61246 362
    Locked 2 147000000 Hz 256 QAM -6.4 dBmV 36.8 dB 342 299
    Locked 3 155000000 Hz 256 QAM -5.8 dBmV 36.2 dB 427 302
    Locked 4 163000000 Hz 256 QAM -5.9 dBmV 36.8 dB 293 290
    Locked 5 171000000 Hz 256 QAM -5.9 dBmV 38.6 dB 311 297
    Locked 6 179000000 Hz 256 QAM -5.5 dBmV 39.0 dB 308 300
    Locked 7 187000000 Hz 256 QAM -5.7 dBmV 37.1 dB 937 922
    Locked 8 195000000 Hz 256 QAM -5.4 dBmV 36.4 dB 323 316

    Upstream Channels
    Lock Status Channel ID Frequency Modulation Tx Power Mode Channel Bandwidth Symbol Rate
    Locked 7 46200000 Hz ATDMA 57.0 dBmV 64QAM 6400000 Hz 5120 Ksym/sec
    NotLocked 0 0 Hz 0 dBmV 0 Ksym/sec
    NotLocked 0 0 Hz 0 dBmV 0 Ksym/sec
    NotLocked 0 0 Hz 0 dBmV 0 Ksym/sec
     
  2. pabloescaban

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    the power levels are a bit low.-6 to +10 is the range and some of yours are -6.4, the rest are hovering around -6
    I'd contact VM and tell them you've done a scan with pc checker or similar and it's come back with this problem
     
  3. edmoses

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    Thanks for your quick response.

    Do you advise I disconnect the box before calling them? Also would they need to visit my house to increase the power levels or can that be done remotely?
     
  4. pabloescaban

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    I'd remove the box before you call them.
    They may be able to send a line refresh or adjust some settings remotely but they will probably need to visit.
    Don't expect miracles though, this will make a difference to the freezing etc but it probably won't eliminate all of it.
    If you are getting it on sports and movies, then these should be greatly improved as these are normally solid on most servers, but if you are still getting it on normal channels like Discovery, Fox and TLC etc then this will probably be a provider issue
     
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  5. muso17

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    Freezing every 20 seconds sports & movies
    Did freeze on freeview channels sometimes last year
    zgemma h5 2tc
    vermin BROADBAND ALSO VERMIN 150MB
    mgcamd line - CWS=
    Whoosh 6.0
    Had same provider all of last year with no problems, just recently renewed.
    PING high on`softcam panel - Riding up between 700msec to 2500msec.
    Read about known ping issues for gamers on vermin but surprised at this.
    Reset modem etc, Ran tests on modem via vermin site. No issues.
    Any ideas ? Provider not fast at answering messages
     
  6. pabloescaban

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    Have you checked the power levels in the router?
    post data here as a low signal will cause this
     
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  8. pabloescaban

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    power levels are ok, what splitter are you using?
     
  9. muso17

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    Thanks for your replies so far.
    No splitter. I have 2 dedicated vermin lines.
    1 for basic tv package
    1 for modem superhub 2
    Even disconnected ethernet from v6 box to prevent issues
     
  10. pabloescaban

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    It's highly unlikely that you have two lines, there's only one line comes into the house, it goes through a splitter, then from this, one cable goes to tv box, the other goes to modem/router/hub
     
  11. muso17

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    oops sorry. I thought you meant splitting just the modem cable.
    The splitter is the one they installed. Its been fine up to now. splitter.jpg
     
  12. pabloescaban

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    the splitter is also highly unlikely to be at fault as technetix are about the best for VM, which only leaves the cables to/from the splitter or it's a provider issue, try a test line and see if it improves
     
  13. grog68

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    If power levels are OK (over top of my head) and splitter is good then try a test line, it will eliminate that as a possible cause if a good test line still gives you issues.