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Topic # 114486 21-Feb-2013 11:15
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Hi Everyone,

I was wondering if you could help me out.

I have a Digitlink dish that is set up to the Optus D2 Satelite, an LNB that says 12.25-12.75ghz output 950-1450mhz LO 113000mhz
I have a digitview decoder (http://www.digitdirect.co.nz/store/Freeview-Satellite-TV-Receiver-with-Blind-Scan-180.html)

Since last night I am trying to find the BVN TV, I have searched and searched but I cant find it.
I do however find all the freeview channels and some sky channels, and if I scan with a different TP I only get TV3 and C4 and an Australian channel.

It says BVN TV is on 12.519 22500 but there is a signal but it does not find the channel.

Can anyone help me regarding this problem??

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  Reply # 766916 21-Feb-2013 11:31
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Polarisation?
Sky TV is Vertical.
Freeview is horizontal.
BVN TV is vertical.

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  Reply # 766921 21-Feb-2013 11:36
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3/4 are on D1.

Are you sure its aligned for D2 correctly?

You should get about 11 regligious channels and not a lot else if you are infact on D2

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 766940 21-Feb-2013 12:03
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Just because decoder has an entry for D2 doesn't mean that the dish is actually pointing to D2. Freeview and Sky are horizontal polarisation on D1 so the dish will be pointing to D1.




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  Reply # 766959 21-Feb-2013 12:28
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As above , you are not on the correct satellite , you need to move it

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  Reply # 767016 21-Feb-2013 13:28
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Brunzy: As above , you are not on the correct satellite , you need to move it

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Optus D1 at 160 degrees east (Sky, Freeview)
Optus D2 at 152 degrees east (BVN TV)



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  Reply # 767017 21-Feb-2013 13:28
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Hi thanks for your replies, it was installed by a satelite installer... :-S... so I asume its correct! lol... maybe its not...

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  Reply # 767019 21-Feb-2013 13:33
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marknz1978: Hi thanks for your replies, it was installed by a satelite installer... :-S... so I asume its correct! lol... maybe its not...


Have you ever received anything from Optus D2 with this dish?

Have you ever received any other signals from other satellites with this dish?



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  Reply # 767032 21-Feb-2013 13:44
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Hi Thank you, yes, I can receive TV3, C4 and all the freeview channels and also some sky channels, like mindgames (encrypted of course)

The only thing receiving as a "new channel" is an australian channel but I dont know the name of it :-( have to look when I get home soon

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  Reply # 767040 21-Feb-2013 13:54
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You misunderstood.

He asked if you got anything of D2. All those listed are on D1.

Your dish needs to be moved a few degrees to the right and then head adjusted also. But if you currently use it for Sky/Freeview you can kiss them goodbye.

Like said, because your unit is a blindscan it will come preset with kown Dish and TPs pre-defined under apparent sattelite names for ease of use when in those countries. IE select the pre-defined D1 and you will have little effort to find the NZ tv channels.

But that is all they are, name, TP and LNB settings place holders.

You could go and select a sat only seen from the other side of the planet and enter your correct LNB details and do a blindscan and find the same programs you are now. It will say Asiasat4 or whatever, but what it sees will still be limited to what the dish is pointing at.

As soon as you selected the sat name of D2 (and it is just a name holder for the saved LNB settings) and do a scan the pre-defined ones will be over-written. But you'll still get the same channels you had before unless you move the dish and repeat the scan process.



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  Reply # 767049 21-Feb-2013 13:57
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Hi, thank you i sort of know what you are talking about, I did find it odd that I could not receive anything D2 wise.. I will ask him to come and look at the position of the dish. I will start with that :-)

So much appreciated thanks all

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  Reply # 767115 21-Feb-2013 14:55
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It looks like the installer didn't listen and just assumed you wanted it set up for D1.

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  Reply # 767160 21-Feb-2013 15:47
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And of course once you point it at the correct satellite you won't get Freeview and/or Sky.

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  Reply # 767166 21-Feb-2013 15:56
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Oblivian:

Your dish needs to be moved a few degrees to the right and then head adjusted also.


Surely you mean to the left.
D2 is at 152E and D1 is 160E.
That means shifting 11.2 degrees left from D1 to D2 in an Auckland location.
You can find aiming angles here.
http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/information/technical/dish-angle-calculator-i-16.html


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  Reply # 767183 21-Feb-2013 16:29
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In the chance of looking stupid, Ill sneakily avert that by clarifying that I didn't mention facing toward or away from the dish ;)

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  Reply # 767381 22-Feb-2013 05:50
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Some installers these days are installing dual LNBF holders and use a switch to swap between satellites. You can easily have D1 Freeview and D2 off the same dish without needing to move it.

You can check this easily by seeing if the dish has 2 LNBF's on it. If you have 2 lnbf's a common fault is the switch not working.

anyway i've just checked D2 87 tv channels loaded, BVN is there Free to air as normal on 12519 V though supposedly its moving to Mpg4 some time soon.











 


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