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poppamac

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#138781 16-Jan-2014 13:58
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I have a genuine Dreambox DM500HD that I want to use as a decoder for Freeview. 
It was working perfectly until I fiddled with it! 
I simply wanted to be able to move Prime to a different spot, got tangled up and in googling for a solution, read that it was easy to go via "Restore Factory Settings"
I did this and now can't "see" Optus at all. All I see is a host of European satellites.

Can someone please tell me what to do.

Thanks





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Oblivian
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  #968202 16-Jan-2014 14:37
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What it 'sees' are not what it sees. But what are listed to choose from a popular group to save you knowing the technical aspects of each satellite requirement.

If there are a couple of Optus, you can use C1. Its in the same spot give or take. The names are only handy if you have a movable dish, or to assist in finding when aligning.

Or if there is the possibility to add your own do so. It's more or less just a name.

The big thing is you have to tell it the tech specs of the LNB since you arent actually shifting it to find any others

Name Optus D1
LNB Frequency (this will either be 10750 or 11300 or between them)
22kHz OFF
LNB Power ON

Then if it has no blind search, you will have to do transponder search to find the channels

Mediaworks 12456 H
TVNZ 12483 H

poppamac

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  #968525 16-Jan-2014 22:05
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Thanks for reply, but there is no satellite named Optus in the list of satellites.
A semi technical friend suggested that I have to load a new image. I have no idea if this is correct and if so how to do it.

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  #968550 16-Jan-2014 22:43
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Just go through them, and see if there is one with an editable field for the LNB details.. (or the same as above)

Thats the key thing it needs as I've posted above. The name is just a name.

/edit a quick google suggest you go:

menu > setup > Service Searching > Tuner Configuration and then press OK

And add them there under an advanced option.

Failing that there is an XML on the box with the list you can mod to your hearts content if you have access to the system area of it



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  #968646 17-Jan-2014 08:45
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Oblivian: Just go through them, and see if there is one with an editable field for the LNB details.. (or the same as above)

Thats the key thing it needs as I've posted above. The name is just a name.

/edit a quick google suggest you go:

menu > setup > Service Searching > Tuner Configuration and then press OK

And add them there under an advanced option.

Failing that there is an XML on the box with the list you can mod to your hearts content if you have access to the system area of it

+1
The box's firmware is obviously not for the Australasian market. Just find any Satellite name in the menu that allows you to change all the parameters you need to change and set it up for Optus D1 then rename it if possible. It may even have an option to add a user defined satellite?

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