#1017: DishDrive

Today’s invention is a way automatically to ensure that one’s satellite dish or tv aerial are optimally orientated.

The receiver in question would be fitted with a couple of small motors, one for each degree of freedom (ie probably no more than two).

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These would be controlled by having a camera observe the screen and compare the degree of difference between a known, testcard image and the one currently being broadcast. The system would then run the motors until any disparity was minimised.

This could be arranged to occur continuously and thus maintain picture quality even during stormy atmospheric conditions.

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