Not strictly freeview, but related to DVB-S. Trying to diagnose, fix a problem for my Mother in law.
She has an 80cm dish on her house with a special Dual LNB rig that takes a feed from Optus D1 for Freeview channels and Optus D2 for the foreign content channels. Specifically she wants the ERT Greek channel. I mention this one specifically as I think it's Horizontal polarity (where as freeview is vertical - reverse these if needed, the point is ERT is different polarity to freeview).
Now she has a telly in the lounge with a STB that receives both satellites no problems.
She has a 2nd telly in the bedroom with it's own STB, and I understand there's a box (possibly a diseqc switch) that was supposed to allow both satellites in the bedroom. The problem is all she receives in the bedroom is the ERT, a freeview channel shows a blank screen.
I'm about ready to give up on using satellite for freeview and get her to buy a Freeview Capable TV (get an aerial installed etc) and reduce the lounge STB to ONLY the optus D2 feed.
Couple of questions:
Should the original setup be working? There may be two cables coming from the dish to the house. What could possibly be wrong?
If the lounge was using UHF for Freeview and STB for ERT, would the bedroom now magically get freeview and ERT (by the fact that it is the sole device now setting the polarity? Essentially it would be the reverse of what is happening now)