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  Reply # 560101 20-Dec-2011 21:43
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Channel 7 and sbs was on optus c1 and nine, go ,sbs etc was optus d1 I think
I now have two dishes

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  Reply # 560117 20-Dec-2011 23:22
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Could be Channel 7 feeds on D1, according to lyngsat:
http://www.lyngsat.com/optusd1.html

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  Reply # 560148 21-Dec-2011 09:22
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Signal really good now

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  Reply # 560178 21-Dec-2011 10:27
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Sounds like you have a 'whitey' or an Aurora card to get channel 7 with your new setup now.

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  Reply # 560247 21-Dec-2011 13:14
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Yes i think that came with the setup
 

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  Reply # 560281 21-Dec-2011 14:32
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I had a similar problem where SBS and Go, etc, became intermittant. And then I started to lose Freeview channels. Long story short, my D1 LNB had so much UV damage that the end cap had craved in. My finger went through the end cap on the D2 LNB. Both LNBs now replaced with Vesta brand ones for $18.50 each with 1 year warranty. :-)

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  Reply # 560307 21-Dec-2011 15:17
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Could be Channel 7 feeds on D1, according to lyngsat:

I managed to get a channel 7 test pattern when I plugged in those details listed on lyngsat, but no actual broadcast.

Sounds like you have a 'whitey' or an Aurora card to get channel 7 with your new setup now.

OK, so what the hang is a whitey or an aurora?

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  Reply # 560322 21-Dec-2011 15:48
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Channel 7 comes and goes (backup link for capacity issues)

And don't go down the card road here. They are not exactly... legal.

They are a card like sky card, that allow decryption of encoded channels from australia. Sold to Australian residents who  subscribe to the service, and register their details to activate them.

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  Reply # 560330 21-Dec-2011 16:21
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Those of you receiving SBS 1,2,3, is the signal permanently there? or do you only get it at night?

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  Reply # 560359 21-Dec-2011 17:38
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Printertech: Those of you receiving SBS 1,2,3, is the signal permanently there? or do you only get it at night?

The short answer is "all the time".

The longer version is that the signals are not likely to be permanent, and as soon as SBS can find another way of beaming regional versions of their programming to Tasmania, they'll be gone.

Also, There are just two distinct programs available: SBS One, and SBS Two.  SBS One is also available in HD.  SBS3 and SBS4 are exactly the same as SBS One. 

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  Reply # 560361 21-Dec-2011 17:44
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xarqi:
Printertech: Those of you receiving SBS 1,2,3, is the signal permanently there? or do you only get it at night?

The short answer is "all the time".

The longer version is that the signals are not likely to be permanent, and as soon as SBS can find another way of beaming regional versions of their programming to Tasmania, they'll be gone.

Also, There are just two distinct programs available: SBS One, and SBS Two.  SBS One is also available in HD.  SBS3 and SBS4 are exactly the same as SBS One. 



Thanks. I used to get them OK. I have checked the voltage at the LNB changes from 18v to 13v OK. All the freeview channels are good. I must have an LNB gone bad by the look of it. I have a double head Sky LNB.

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  Reply # 560826 22-Dec-2011 21:54
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I am just a newbie to the Forum so Hi :D

I have an Echostar DSB-2110 2Ci Viacess STB that I have had since about 2002 and used successfully in Europe. It is working fine with my (now unsubscribed) SKY dish and I have a rough idea about setting it up for various TXPNDRs etc. I receive the SBS channels well but seem to have little luck with 9, Go and GEM. It may well be I need to replace my LNB (it is the dual head 10750 MHz L.O). How do I test the LNB if it shows good signal strength on other channels? Where would be the place to buy a new one from as well please? I am out east of Auckland.

Cheers and Thanks,
Zap

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  Reply # 560842 22-Dec-2011 23:07
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Go, Gem, etc, are DVB-S2 channels. I don't know the specs of your receiver, but it might not be able to decode DVB-S2 channels?

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  Reply # 560844 22-Dec-2011 23:41
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I think you need to download or configure the receiver to receive the new signals

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  Reply # 560854 23-Dec-2011 02:18
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Here's a tv guide for 7 on Aurora
http://www.sattvguide.com.au/guides/AuroraNZ/tv.html

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