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Topic # 110665 13-Oct-2012 20:08 Send private message

Hiya folks...

Struggling to setup freeview...here's the situation..

The Sky (non HD) decoder is going back...
Currently the sky decoder is working just fine... currently have two leads to the decoder (only one of them is terminated / crimped)

I have a spare coship / generic brand decoder that has no settings on it.

What I'm trying to achieve is:

Replace the sky decoder, with the generic decoder
Using the generic decoder, access the freeview transmission.


Would appreciate if someone could assist with transponder / satellite settings

High freq
Low Freq
Power


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  Reply # 700792 13-Oct-2012 22:47 Send private message

Jaxson: Try a search...

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=83&topicid=56672


Thanks...I did see that.. but I'm either doing it wrong or missing something..

The sky dish has a dual? oval lnb...and has been installed about a year ago.

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  Reply # 700802 13-Oct-2012 23:14 Send private message

Is the lnb power set to on?

Lnb set to 10750?




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Reply # 700927 14-Oct-2012 11:59 Send private message

Jaxson: Is the lnb power set to on?

Lnb set to 10750?



Hi Jaxson, these are my current settings...

Signal strength & quality showing 0%

Low Freq : 10750
High Freq : 10750
22k : On
DiSEqC : Off
LNB Power : On
Position Set : Off

TP 1:
Freq : 12456
Sym Rate : 22500
Pol : Hor
Transmission : DVB-S2
Fec : Auto
Modulation : 8psk
Pilot : Off


TP 2:
Freq : 12483
Sym Rate : 22500
Pol : Hor
Transmission : DVB-S2
Fec : Auto
Modulation : 8psk
Pilot : Off





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  Reply # 700935 14-Oct-2012 12:30 Send private message

Turn 22kHz off.

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  Reply # 700937 14-Oct-2012 12:31 Send private message

Oh, and try DVB-S not -S2.

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  Reply # 700969 14-Oct-2012 13:48 Send private message

Yep as above. Turn that 22kHz tone off and adjust to DVB-S only.



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  Reply # 701005 14-Oct-2012 15:30 Send private message

Tried..and still no luck..

Signal still sitting at 0% and a scan finds absolutely nothing...

When the box is connected to another dish, it does pickup signal (however that dish is pointing to another satellite..not a sky / freeview one.)


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  Reply # 701015 14-Oct-2012 16:13 Send private message

If the box works fine, then that really only leaves cabling or the LNB at fault.

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  Reply # 701016 14-Oct-2012 16:20 Send private message

What satellite is the box set to recieve a signal from if it's anything but Optus D1 that could also be the reason for lack of signal




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  Reply # 701155 14-Oct-2012 21:21 Send private message

RunningMan: If the box works fine, then that really only leaves cabling or the LNB at fault.



Hi RM,

I will try and explain the dish setup:

There are two dishes, with separate cables.

Dish 1: Sky dish. Currently connected to sky non hd decoder. There are twin cables, however, the 2nd cable is not crimped / terminated. The sky decoder works fine on this dish.

Dish2 : Ex Vision. This dish points to some other satellite. The decoder I'm trying to configure works fine i.e. picks up a non freeview / some other signal when connected to this dish.


However.

When I connect the decoder I am trying to configure to the Sky dish, it does not work / pick up a signal.

This is despite the fact that I've tried the settings mentioned by GZ'ers above...


My apologies if my OP was a bit confusing :)



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  Reply # 701156 14-Oct-2012 21:23 Send private message

Athlonite: What satellite is the box set to recieve a signal from if it's anything but Optus D1 that could also be the reason for lack of signal



The satellite the box was previously configured to Optus D2...

I've added in the D1 settings (from this post...)


Are you suggesting deleting any other satellite settings?

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  Reply # 701160 14-Oct-2012 21:29 Send private message

quandum:
When the box is connected to another dish, it does pickup signal (however that dish is pointing to another satellite..not a sky / freeview one.)



So have you ever picked up Freeview on THIS box?

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  Reply # 701179 14-Oct-2012 22:50 Send private message

RunningMan:
quandum:
When the box is connected to another dish, it does pickup signal (however that dish is pointing to another satellite..not a sky / freeview one.)



So have you ever picked up Freeview on THIS box?


Nope, never picked up freeview on this box.

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