Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 
222 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 1438790 1-Dec-2015 18:22
Send private message

joshhill96:
Smithy47:
kiwifidget: It must be summer as my Sky reception now routinely goes AWOL during the afternoon and early evening (atmospheric conditions, it seems too much sky is a problem for Sky). It did this all last summer too.
Can you use the internet connection to watch "live" Sky for when the dish goes out?


It sounds like you have got one of the 100's of faulty LNB from a few years back (They were the duel LNB's).  They leak and fill with water, as they get hot with the sun in the afternoon you get the "Atmospheric Conditions" sign.  Once the LNB has cooled down at night normal service is resumed.  You need to ring Sky and get it changed and your problem will go away.



An LNB that my grandmother got installed when she first got SKY in 2016 died and fried all the ports back in October, so these LNBs are not the best quality in my opinion, not too sure how this new one would last. Do they still supply the Sharp ones?


Sharp are the standard, unless someone has supplied a crappy lnb or she has had one installed privately and its a shocker OR remembering LNBs are able to fail at any time if a component fails... you know the list goes on. But sharp are the standard. 

All 5 types sky use currently.

1723 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 321

Subscriber

  Reply # 1439094 2-Dec-2015 09:58
Send private message

Looks like grandma is a bit of a time traveler as well! Perhaps she was looking into the future to see how the series ended!

 
 
 
 


1244 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 281

Subscriber

  Reply # 1440029 3-Dec-2015 17:53
Send private message

kiwifidget: It must be summer as my Sky reception now routinely goes AWOL during the afternoon and early evening (atmospheric conditions, it seems too much sky is a problem for Sky). It did this all last summer too.
Can you use the internet connection to watch "live" Sky for when the dish goes out?

Is it OK to quote yourself?
I rang Sky today about the ongoing reception issues. The young man seemed very knowledgeable about dodgy LNB's.
He got me to go into Installer setup, and then we changed a number from 10.75 to 10.74 and the reception is much more stable at the moment.
If goes awry again apparently then they will replace the LNB.





Life is too short to remove USB safely.


222 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 1440112 3-Dec-2015 19:24
Send private message

kiwifidget:
kiwifidget: It must be summer as my Sky reception now routinely goes AWOL during the afternoon and early evening (atmospheric conditions, it seems too much sky is a problem for Sky). It did this all last summer too.
Can you use the internet connection to watch "live" Sky for when the dish goes out?

Is it OK to quote yourself?
I rang Sky today about the ongoing reception issues. The young man seemed very knowledgeable about dodgy LNB's.
He got me to go into Installer setup, and then we changed a number from 10.75 to 10.74 and the reception is much more stable at the moment.
If goes awry again apparently then they will replace the LNB.



It should be replaced as it as drifted off of frequency and needs replacing.

55 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 1440190 3-Dec-2015 22:38
Send private message

My update worked fine. Only trouble is now if I use the Ch buttons up or down for more than four channels I loose reception. Sigh.

A simple power off at the wall fixes it and for some reason it always goes back to channel Four, which I don't watch. Quite odd.

Got a tech booked in for Tuesday to try and sort it. It doesn't seem to be an issue if I use the channel numbers, just the + - so hopefully it will be an easy fix. Hopefully.

353 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 1456972 25-Dec-2015 10:56
Send private message

Not working for me, nothing happens.
My box is a Sky HDI.

Is there any video to look at on the topic.
Might be a lot better :)

ta

cws82us:
JonoNZ:
Jase2985: any hints to get the timing right?


I found it wasn't really the second reboot that you had to wait for.

For me the following worked

1. Turn My Sky HDi on -- blue power light should be present
2. Press 'select' and 'back' until it turns off
3. Wait for it to start, power light is a purple colour
4. Perform the "Power", "up" arrow, "down" arrow, and then "Power" sequence straight away

It worked a charm for me.

Good luck.




Does this work for sky plus too?

222 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 1457124 25-Dec-2015 17:26
Send private message

Kiwifan: My update worked fine. Only trouble is now if I use the Ch buttons up or down for more than four channels I loose reception. Sigh.



A simple power off at the wall fixes it and for some reason it always goes back to channel Four, which I don't watch. Quite odd.



Got a tech booked in for Tuesday to try and sort it. It doesn't seem to be an issue if I use the channel numbers, just the + - so hopefully it will be an easy fix. Hopefully.


Boxes default to last viewed channel if left for 10 min.
Probably lnb failure or dect

20 posts

Geek


  Reply # 1457127 25-Dec-2015 17:31
Send private message

is there any reason why sky haven't told us we can force it, if they haven't then why not, is it not recommended perhaps.

55 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 1457161 25-Dec-2015 19:17
Send private message

wingbat45:
Kiwifan: My update worked fine. Only trouble is now if I use the Ch buttons up or down for more than four channels I loose reception. Sigh.



A simple power off at the wall fixes it and for some reason it always goes back to channel Four, which I don't watch. Quite odd.



Got a tech booked in for Tuesday to try and sort it. It doesn't seem to be an issue if I use the channel numbers, just the + - so hopefully it will be an easy fix. Hopefully.


Boxes default to last viewed channel if left for 10 min.
Probably lnb failure or dect


Thanks wingbat. The tech guy rang the day before he was due to come up and said he would just swap out the box but we would obviously lose all of our stored programs. I told him the box was still working OK other than that so we would leave it for now. Everything else works ok but we do struggle with the planner, colour and font. Must be getting old. 🤓

7003 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2220

Subscriber

  Reply # 1457180 25-Dec-2015 20:30
Send private message

beenz: Not working for me, nothing happens.
My box is a Sky HDI.

Is there any video to look at on the topic.
Might be a lot better :)

ta


you must not be doing it right then.

my dad who is not the lest bit tech savvy managed to do it with me talking him through it on the phone.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Phone prices rising as users move upmarket
Posted 24-Nov-2017 17:16


Talking net neutrality on RNZ Nine-to-Noon
Posted 24-Nov-2017 12:11


Air New Zealand experiments with blockchain technology
Posted 23-Nov-2017 15:39


Symantec selects Amazon Web Services to deliver cloud security
Posted 23-Nov-2017 10:40


New Zealand Ministry of Education chooses Unisys for cloud-based education resourcing management system
Posted 22-Nov-2017 22:00


Business analytics software powers profits for NZ wine producers
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:52


Pyrios strikes up alliance with Microsoft integrator UC Logiq
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:51


The New Zealand IT services ecosystem - it's all digital down here
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:49


Volvo to supply tens of thousands of autonomous drive compatible cars to Uber
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:46


From small to medium and beyond: Navigating the ERP battlefield
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:12


Business owners: ERP software selection starts (and finishes) with you
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:11


Why I'm not an early adopter
Posted 21-Nov-2017 10:39


Netatmo launches smart home products in New Zealand
Posted 20-Nov-2017 20:06


Huawei Mate 10: Punchy, long battery life, artificial intelligence
Posted 20-Nov-2017 16:30


Propel launch Disney Star Wars Laser Battle Drones
Posted 19-Nov-2017 21:26



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.