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Topic # 24198 17-Jul-2008 18:06
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Hi all,

I tried searching for this but couldn't find anything. I was thinking of swapping my current sky box, which has component ability with my parents which doesn't (old Pace one by the looks). We're neighbours and I thought since I don't need the components it would benefit them better. I tried just switching the boxes over but my one gave just a black picture - 0 for quality and about 20 for signal strength if I could remember rightly.

Now obviously this isn't a simple case of just swapping the boxes. Can I do this myself or do I have to get a techy out? If it's not just a case of changing a few settings it's not worth it.

Ta muchly

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  Reply # 148958 17-Jul-2008 19:13
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Wont comment on T&C issues around moving boxs about, but in the end as long as Sky can find their assets when they need them.

Sounds like a problem with LNB frequency, there are two differnt LNBs on Sky installs, the older ones that have a round radome (white plastic face that looks back at the dish) and a dual throat, dual orbit location one that has a oval radome.

The older single one has a 11300MHz LO, and the oval dual orbit location one has a 10750MHz LO, to set this you need to go into the LNB setup.


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For the dual orbit location one (oval wide body):

Go into Advanced settings, then LNB setup, select LNB power on, Satellite/LNB SW, Lowband LO 10750, HiBand LO 11800, orbit location, D2 156E.

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For the single throat round/older LNB:

Go into Advanced settings, then LNB setup, select LNB power on, LO 11300, and thats all (I think).

You may need to reboot once you get out of all that.


Cyril



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Reply # 148965 17-Jul-2008 19:42
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Cheers mate.

We're certainly not gonna bugger off with the decorder and it's kept within the family :)

I'll give it a go and if it works, excellent and if it doesn't, never mind.

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