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Topic # 191141 25-Jan-2016 14:17
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Hi there,

 

 

 

We have recently moved into our new house and are having trouble setting up TV connection and I am wondering if anyone is able to help? Thanks in advance.

 

 

 

Basically when we tried to set up the TV using the auto tuning function, we couldn't find any channels. The previous owner told us that the satellite dish at our roof is a Sky one so I am guessing we can't use that to receive signals from Freeview? Do we need to purchase anything specific to connect to Freeview TV? I thought TVs nowadays will connect to Freeview TV automatically or did I get this wrong? We just recently bought our TV which is a Samsung J5500.

 

 

 

Any help is greatly appreciated.


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  Reply # 1478293 25-Jan-2016 14:25
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That model apparently has a DVB-S2 tuner, so should work from a satellite dish if you don't mind an SD picture.

 

You will probably have to set up LNB settings though to tell it what sort of dish is connected. What menu options does it give in the setup for that?


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  Reply # 1478301 25-Jan-2016 14:47
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First, you need to find out if there is an antenna on the roof also (UHF, for Freeview HD).

 

If not, and you are not in a UHF reception area, you need to use the dish. You need to connect the cable form the dish to the SAT input on the TV (it will screw in, not plug in).

 

Then you need to find out what settings the TV allows you to make to tune into the sat signal.

 

 

 

If you are in a Freeview HD (UHF) area, and don't have an aerial, I'd suggest you get one.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1478321 25-Jan-2016 15:23
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RunningMan:

 

That model apparently has a DVB-S2 tuner, so should work from a satellite dish if you don't mind an SD picture.

 

You will probably have to set up LNB settings though to tell it what sort of dish is connected. What menu options does it give in the setup for that?

 

 

 

 

Thanks for your reply. We don't really watch TV that often so SD picture is fine for us as long as we can receive the signal but I don't know if that's possible with the Sky satellite...

 

Sorry not sure what LNB settings are. But as far as auto tuning goes I tried all three available options from our TV (terrestrial, satellite and freview sat)

 

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  Reply # 1478323 25-Jan-2016 15:25
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trig42:

 

First, you need to find out if there is an antenna on the roof also (UHF, for Freeview HD).

 

If not, and you are not in a UHF reception area, you need to use the dish. You need to connect the cable form the dish to the SAT input on the TV (it will screw in, not plug in).

 

Then you need to find out what settings the TV allows you to make to tune into the sat signal.

 

 

 

If you are in a Freeview HD (UHF) area, and don't have an aerial, I'd suggest you get one.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for your reply. I don't think we have UHF antenna but I think we are in Freeview HD area according to Freeview's website.

 

I have tried to connect the TV via both the Satellite (screwed in) and Cable (plugged in) input options and tried to auto tune using all three available options from the TV (terrestrial, satellite and freview sat) and none of them worked...

 

Am I able to use the Sky TV satellite to receive freeview signals or do I need to get an UHF antenna? I suppose with the antenna, I will need to get someone qualified to come to our place to install one on our roof...?

 

Thanks for your help.


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  Reply # 1478347 25-Jan-2016 15:43
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  • Something like this can be confusing when you have too many things mixed together. To start with, forget the other possibilities and just focus on satellite, since you already have the equipment for that. To answer your question, the Sky dish works fine for Freeview. Someone else has already pointed out that your TV can receive satellite, so you have that part sorted as well. Don't worry about the cable input. You should only need to use the satellite one for the dish. Also forget the terrestrial tuning. That is only for a UHF antenna. I don't know exactly how your TV works but I would guess the satellite and Freeview sat tuning options have to do with the LNB your TV is set to work with. Freeview and Sky are on the same satellite so you should probably just use the Freeview sat tuning. Next you need to make sure that the cable connecting your TV to the satellite is actually working. Try to trace it if you can to make sure it is not going through any splitters or that kind of thing. Finally, the LNB on the dish has to be set by your TV. Try to find the settings menu and try different frequency options like 10300 to see if you get anything on a scan. Switch and voltage settings should be off. 

 





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  Reply # 1478364 25-Jan-2016 16:11
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Rikkitic:

 

  • Something like this can be confusing when you have too many things mixed together. To start with, forget the other possibilities and just focus on satellite, since you already have the equipment for that. To answer your question, the Sky dish works fine for Freeview. Someone else has already pointed out that your TV can receive satellite, so you have that part sorted as well. Don't worry about the cable input. You should only need to use the satellite one for the dish. Also forget the terrestrial tuning. That is only for a UHF antenna. I don't know exactly how your TV works but I would guess the satellite and Freeview sat tuning options have to do with the LNB your TV is set to work with. Freeview and Sky are on the same satellite so you should probably just use the Freeview sat tuning. Next you need to make sure that the cable connecting your TV to the satellite is actually working. Try to trace it if you can to make sure it is not going through any splitters or that kind of thing. Finally, the LNB on the dish has to be set by your TV. Try to find the settings menu and try different frequency options like 10300 to see if you get anything on a scan. Switch and voltage settings should be off. 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks that's very helpful. I just bought the cable connecting the TV to the wall so hopefully the cable should be working...

 

 

 

Finally managed to find the LNB setting

 

 

 

Our default settings are

 

transponder = 12483 MHz, H/L

 

DiSEqC Mode = off

 

LNB type = single

 

One LNB Oscillator = 11300 MHz

 

Tone 22kHz = auto

 

 

 

There are quite a few transponder options ranging from 12268 to 12734 and oscillator has fewer options: 0, 5150, 9750, 10000, 10600, 10750, 11300 and 11475

 

 

 

I am trying a few of these oscillator options but so far no luck... 

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1478380 25-Jan-2016 16:19
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I think Transponder is right, try changing Oscillator to 10750 (usually it is either 10750 or 11300 for the Sky supplied dishes).

 

If you are not getting anything on those, you need to double check that the cable you have screwed into the back of your TV actually goes to your dish.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1478523 25-Jan-2016 19:04
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trig42:

 

I think Transponder is right, try changing Oscillator to 10750 (usually it is either 10750 or 11300 for the Sky supplied dishes).

 

 

 

This. You need to set LNB settings before anything will work. Essentially this is telling the TV what sort of satellite dish it is connected to.

 

Go to Menu -> Broadcasting -> Channel Settings -> Satellite systems.

 

There should hopefully be a setting to enter an LNB frequency. Try 10750 first, then try 11300 as they are the most common in NZ. After entering those details, do a channel scan again (satellite or DVB-S, depending on what the TV calls it).




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  Reply # 1478529 25-Jan-2016 19:17
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RunningMan:

 

 

 

This. You need to set LNB settings before anything will work. Essentially this is telling the TV what sort of satellite dish it is connected to.

 

Go to Menu -> Broadcasting -> Channel Settings -> Satellite systems.

 

There should hopefully be a setting to enter an LNB frequency. Try 10750 first, then try 11300 as they are the most common in NZ. After entering those details, do a channel scan again (satellite or DVB-S, depending on what the TV calls it).

 

 

 

 

Thanks, I've tried both and all other available oscillator options and unfortunately none of them is finding any signals...




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  Reply # 1478548 25-Jan-2016 19:19
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trig42:

 

I think Transponder is right, try changing Oscillator to 10750 (usually it is either 10750 or 11300 for the Sky supplied dishes).

 

If you are not getting anything on those, you need to double check that the cable you have screwed into the back of your TV actually goes to your dish.

 

 

 

 

Thanks. I've tried both 10750 and 11300 several times and neither of them finds any signals. There is only one place in the living room that I can connect to the TV so I am assuming that goes to the satellite dish on our roof (I can see from our roof that there are wires coming into the house but everything else is internal wiring...)

 

Given that the dish is a Sky one, do I need to physically adjust its elevation etc in order to receive freeview? Thanks again.


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  Reply # 1478553 25-Jan-2016 19:25
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Try also setting 22kHz to off if you can.

 

After that, you may need to check to make sure your cable is connected to the dish OK.

 

You have connected to the satellite input on the TV, not the UHF terrestrial?




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  Reply # 1478556 25-Jan-2016 19:32
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RunningMan:

 

Try also setting 22kHz to off if you can.

 

After that, you may need to check to make sure your cable is connected to the dish OK.

 

You have connected to the satellite input on the TV, not the UHF terrestrial?

 

 

 

 

Thanks heaps for this. Once I turned it off I was able to find the signals...!!

 

 

 

Much appreciated for all your help


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  Reply # 1478562 25-Jan-2016 19:50
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Good result!


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  Reply # 1478569 25-Jan-2016 20:04
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