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# 17811 12-Dec-2007 21:47
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The specs of the LMB:

RF: 12.1 - 12.6 Ghz
LO: 11.0 GHz
IF: 1100-1600Mhz

From the frewview website the freq etc..
TVNZ Frequency: 12483 MHz
Kordia/TV3 Frequency 12456MHz
Symbol Rate: 22500 hsymb/s
Polarity: Horizontal receive
FEC: 3/4


So the input frequency is fine. I can't find any trademe auctions that list the IF frequency (input to the settop box I think). The dish itself is only 40cm but I think its worth a try. New LMB? Thoughts?


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  # 99725 13-Dec-2007 08:08
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Its LNB not LMB (Low Noise Block)

Ring a local installer to come and align it it for you, being a 40cm dish it will be a bit pickier on alignment

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  # 99727 13-Dec-2007 08:58
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Yes that LNB will work, however may not be suitable for transponders (ie Sky) but it will work for the FreeView ones and ones close to the FreeView ones. 40cm is pretty marginal, dont be surprised if it regularly drops out.

Cyril

 
 
 
 




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  # 99836 13-Dec-2007 20:41
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Hello thanks for all your help. I'm aiming to spend as little money as possable. Cabiling seems really expensive, can't find any shorter lengths, only need around 15-20m.

As to alligning it I'm going to buy one of these
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-photography/TVs/Cables-aerials/auction-131554892.htm

Looks real tacky but hey I'm cheap.

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  # 99880 14-Dec-2007 08:11
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Good luck with that "satellite finder" and a 40cm dish....

Honestly instead of spending 30-50 on the "finder" give it to a local installer to come and align it with a proper meter, it WILL be worth it and everyone on here would agree with me.

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  # 99883 14-Dec-2007 08:26
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Honestly instead of spending 30-50 on the "finder" give it to a local installer to come and align it with a proper meter, it WILL be worth it and everyone on here would agree with me.


I agree, the satellite finders are not suitable for actually aligning the dish, they simply tell you when you have it pointed in the rough vicinity, but to acutally take it from there to a usable signal you will need either a proper meter or visual access to the signal strength and quality meters on a STB.

Cyril

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