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Topic # 116593 3-May-2013 13:09
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Hi Guys

I need help with the satellite settings for Freeview to feed it into the Receiver
Also at what angle should the LNB in to get the signal in Satellite Dish
I am in Wellington



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  Reply # 810794 3-May-2013 13:16
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Try selecting Optus D1 in
and then select near enough to your house in the map and get the coordinates.

They're dime a dozen. e.g.

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  Reply # 810891 3-May-2013 15:47

First setting is the LNB setting in the receiver. The frequency and type should be set to match the LNB.

Most lnbs are "single" frequency, so set it to single if this is the case. Also, unless you have a diseqc switch and multiple dishes, you won't need a setting for diseqc. While you're at it, 22kHz is usually left "off" as well. This setting can be used by dual lnbs to switch, if yours is a single type, leave it off.

Then set up transponders on the satellite. Freeview uses 12483 and 12456MHz for it's frequencies and you'll need to set up a transponder for each one. Both should have settings of 22500 symbol rate. Both should be H or horizontal or 18v. If your receiver is a bit flash, you may also need to specify QPSK and 3/4 FEC.

Scan each transponder and then do a channel edit to put them in the order you want.

You could add some non-freeview channels that sky put up unencrypted if you need them. I think they're on 12644MHz, 22500 symbols. I think that's where C4 and Trackside are.

With the dish, a good place to start with the LNB is to have the connector out of it pointing at a 7.30 (clock angle) direction when looking through the LNB towards the dish. I found quite good for finding the satellite angle to Optus d1.

Good luck!

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  Reply # 811219 4-May-2013 16:38
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Do you know what settings I put in the receiver?


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  Reply # 811224 4-May-2013 16:55

jogralds2002: Do you know what settings I put in the receiver?


Yep, as above in my post!

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  Reply # 811226 4-May-2013 17:01
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What settings does it ask for in the LNB setup?

What type of LNB do you have on your dish?

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  Reply # 811227 4-May-2013 17:01
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It's a bit hard to tell you exactly what settings to put in the reveiver, no one knows the make model of receiver you are using or the make/model of LNB you are using.

What they have been able to tell you is where to point the dish and the rotation of the LNB.

Post the info here, i'm sure that someone will be able to help you

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Reply # 811233 4-May-2013 17:16

All the settings for the receiver are in my reply above. (no one seems to read...)

I'll summarise it:

LNB frequency: set it to match the LNB (will be written on the LNB. Probably 11300, maybe 10750)
22kHz set to OFF

Transponder frequency for TVNZ/Maori TV 12483MHz
Transponder Frequency for Mediaworks/Prime 12456MHz

Symbol rate for both 22500
Polarisation for both Horizontal 18V


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  Reply # 811235 4-May-2013 17:19
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As hdinsider notes, there are no other details to load then listed in his post, if you need more then you are doing something wrong.


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