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Topic # 113149 8-Jan-2013 09:58
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Hi everyone,

Long time reader first time poster.  I have recently moved house.  Our new apartment has a sky MATV system.  I'm trying to tune my HTPC (avermedia DVB-S A700 card) to get freeview.  Despite multiple attempts and fiddling with the settings I can't get it to tune.  It was working at the previous address.
The apartment was built in 1996 and I guess the install is from around then.  I've looked at the dish, unfortunately the sticker on the LNB has disappeared.  It is a single throat and I've tried 11300 and 10750 LOFs to no avail.
Do the MATV systems alter the LOF frequency at all?  Do they filter out freeview??  Should I put a diplexer at the wall plug (can't see any terrestial aerials attached and my analogue tuner is picking up much)???   Any other tips or tricks to try to figure this out.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Martyn

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  Reply # 741442 8-Jan-2013 10:05
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Hi, the LNB will almost certainly be 11300. you should not need any LNB power although it wont matter, ensure 22kHz is off, although again it should not make any diff. Otyher than that are you sure the outlet you are connected to is connected to a tap in the riser, and finally, no they will not filter out Freeview as Sky use FreeView muxs also.

Cyril



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  Reply # 741446 8-Jan-2013 10:16
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Thaks Cyril. 

I guess I'll have to get a signal meter (pity my wife put my other one on trademe) to see if I'm getting signal from riser.

Cheers

Martyn

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  Reply # 741450 8-Jan-2013 10:17
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Hi, whats your location

Cyril



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  Reply # 741475 8-Jan-2013 10:54
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Tauranga

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  Reply # 741477 8-Jan-2013 10:57
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Ah bugger, was up there last week and had all the test gear in the car, sorry.

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Cyril



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  Reply # 741483 8-Jan-2013 11:01
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Bugger, thanks for the offer though.

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  Reply # 741577 8-Jan-2013 13:03
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If using MP with 11300 MHz LNB:
1. Tick top satellite row.
2. Set DiSEqC to "none".
3. Set "Band" to anything ("Ku Linear (Universal)" is fine).
4. Set satellite to 160E Optus D1.
5. Click "update satellite list" to update the list of satellite frequencies. This will take a minute or so.
6. Tick "...advanced...".
7. Tick LNB LOF overrides, and enter 11300 (low), 11300 (high) and 12750 (switch).
8. Ensure scan type is predefined provider.
9. Start scan.

You won't pick up any channels from the first dozen or so transponders because they're Aussie-only, so be patient and let the scan run all the way through.

Good luck.

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  Reply # 741579 8-Jan-2013 13:07
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mm1352000: 

You won't pick up any channels from the first dozen or so transponders because they're Aussie-only, so be patient and let the scan run all the way through.


Really, there is no Ozzie stuff on D1 that can be easily seen here, least of all on a signle polarity distributed  MDU dish, I suspect you mean encrypted SkyNZ stuff.

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  Reply # 741584 8-Jan-2013 13:19
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cyril7:
mm1352000: 

You won't pick up any channels from the first dozen or so transponders because they're Aussie-only, so be patient and let the scan run all the way through.


Really, there is no Ozzie stuff on D1 that can be easily seen here, least of all on a signle polarity distributed  MDU dish, I suspect you mean encrypted SkyNZ stuff.

Cyril

The transponder frequency list includes all D1 transponders, including NB, NZB, NANZ and some feed transponders. Transponders are also ordered to speed up scanning by avoiding LNB power supply voltage changes: vertical low to high frequency, then horizontal low to high. Given that the vertical transponders are mostly on Aussie only beams, there will be a bunch of "no signal" messages in the scanning status area... until the scan hits the horizontal transponders when lots of channels should be found. All I was trying to say is don't let the "no signal" messages at the start be a put off. They're normal. I'm not claiming that there is any "hidden" Aussie stuff...

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  Reply # 741587 8-Jan-2013 13:21
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Hi, gottya.

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  Reply # 742053 9-Jan-2013 08:47
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Thanks guys for all your help.  Finally found out the problem seemed to be a splitter in the apartment.  So now get to bask in the reflected glory of our TV programming.

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