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1. (WO2001006650) TUNING SYSTEM FOR ACHIEVING RAPID SIGNAL ACQUISITION FOR A DIGITAL SATELLITE RECEIVER

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/006650    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/019617
Publication Date: Fri Jan 26 00:59:59 CET 2001 International Filing Date: Thu Jul 20 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: H03J 5/02
H03J 7/06
Applicants: THOMSON LICENSING S.A.
WETZEL, Daniel, Thomas
Inventors: WETZEL, Daniel, Thomas
Title: TUNING SYSTEM FOR ACHIEVING RAPID SIGNAL ACQUISITION FOR A DIGITAL SATELLITE RECEIVER
Abstract:
A method and apparatus for compensating for frequency drift in an LNB (104A-104C) by storing the frequency offset of each LNB (104A-104C) with respect to each channel. When a channel is selected, a particular LNB (104A-104C) is activated and the table of offset values is consulted. The offset value for the LNB and channel is used to tune the LNB (104A-104C) to a frequency that is appropriate for receiving the selected channel.