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# 105238 29-Jun-2012 21:56
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I've just aquired a Strong SRT4661X satellite receiver. I've plugged it in, gone through all the menu's, attempted to set it up via Optus etc etc, but had little progress. Here's some info:

-Strong SRT4661X satellite receiver
-Using TV ANT IN via the apartment's cable (I'm assuming this is a standard TV reception - not satellite)
-Into a standard CRT TV

So my main questions are: Am I using the right receiver? Will this work through the apartment's cable? Is there anything basic/simple I'm missing here?

Any pointing in the right direction will be greatly appreciated.

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  # 648502 29-Jun-2012 22:23
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Ummmm...... isn't that model a satellite receiver and, if so, why are you connecting it to UHF?



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  # 648512 29-Jun-2012 22:49
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Is that how these receivers work? Either it has to use a satellite or a UHF input? So the actual signal that comes in is totally different between these two?

Cheers for your response, I'm not really in the know on any of this.

 
 
 
 


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  # 653113 9-Jul-2012 18:44
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Frequency is different (Ku band - 12 GHz or so (L band (950 to 2150 MHz) down the coax) vs UHF (518 to 806 MHz)), modulation is different (QPSK vs COFDM), codec is different (mpeg2 vs H.264). The Belling Lee connectors are to connect your antenna and have it passed through with the decoded satellite channel output also on UHF band as analog PAL.




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  # 653138 9-Jul-2012 19:40
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eon31337: Is that how these receivers work? Either it has to use a satellite or a UHF input? So the actual signal that comes in is totally different between these two?

Cheers for your response, I'm not really in the know on any of this.


Yes. Yes and Yes.
You have a Satellite box which requires a Satellite Dish antenna.
What you need is a Freeview Terestrial STB which uses a UHF antenna and you need to be in a Freeview reception area.
Satellite covers all NZ. Terrestrial covers about 70% NZ.
Have a look at the Freeview website which explains everything.

http://www.freeviewnz.tv/

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