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  Reply # 1041685 11-May-2014 12:50
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OK thanks guys.

For the record, the TV has both composite and F type connections on the rear, and at present, (until I can figure things out), I've got the dish connected to my old set top box (Freeview), via it's satellite input, then out via the AV connectors (red/white/yellow RCA's) into the RCA's on the H5500. This is the only way at present, I'm able to get anything at all - but the quality isn't great!

So my question is - is it possible to remove the Freeview box as the H5500 has inbuilt satellite receiver, and if so - what's the setup? Cos' straight out of the box, it doesn't pick up any channels using the default settings.

Thanks again.

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  Reply # 1041744 11-May-2014 15:49
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steevg:

So my question is - is it possible to remove the Freeview box as the H5500 has inbuilt satellite receiver, and if so - what's the setup? Cos' straight out of the box, it doesn't pick up any channels using the default settings.

Thanks again.


Information on how to get the sat connection working should almost certainly be set out in plain language in your TV manual. There is probably some kind of wizard setup guide.
But, you don't need to use the sat connection if you have a uhf aerial - you can use the terrestrial tuner built into the TV and get HD pictures (remember - there is no HD satellite feed from freeview)

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  Reply # 1041749 11-May-2014 16:01
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What options does the TV give in it's setup menu for the satellite LNB?

Can you either take a photo of the LNB on your sat dish (it's box with the cable coming out on the end of the arm), or let us know what settings you use for the LNB on the external Freeview box.

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  Reply # 1041828 11-May-2014 19:50
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Farcus: No terrestrial signal here at all - hence the questions about Satellite, and this is also why I purchased the H5500 with the satellite receiver - so that I could ditch the STB and just utilise the in-built tuner for free-to-air channels.

Runningman: When I set the TV up initially, I had the option to choose, a terrestrial aerial, or a satellite dish, or Freeview or Freeview Satellite. I've chosed just the satellite option, but I've also tried some of the others too - still no luck. The only time I got anything at all, was when I changed the LNB frequency from 11300 to 10750, and got the Sky test channel. So I'm kinda hoping that it's a setup issue and not very low signal strength as the TV reports after  initiating an Auto Tune.

I'll see if I can get a photo of the LNB tomorrow morning and post it tomorrow night (I'm out during the day tomorrow). But my guess is that it's a standard Sky installation dish, as the guys who owned the house previously (2010) had a Sky subscription and no terrestrial signal.

Thanks for the help so far.

Just got a photo tonight, but doubt it'll be much good - let me know!
LNB Sky Dish

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  Reply # 1041831 11-May-2014 20:02
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That photo is fine - LNB frequency will be 10750 with that style. They are getting pretty old though, and some are starting to fail...

What options does the TV give for setting the LNB up?

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  Reply # 1042907 13-May-2014 11:31
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OK here are the options for the LNB setup:

Satellite selection for Optus D1 160E

Transponder:            12268Mhz, H/L
DiSEqC Mode:            off
LNB type:                Single oscillator
Lower LNB oscillator:     9750Mhz (greyed out - not configurable)
Upper LNB oscillator:     10600Mhz (greyed out - not configurable)
LNB oscillators:            10750Mhz
Tone 22kHz:            Auto    

Antenna is set to Freeview
Region is set to Taupo

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  Reply # 1042936 13-May-2014 12:08
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Change the transponder to 12456 & switch on network search

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  Reply # 1043128 13-May-2014 16:28
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Set 22kHz to "off", or it may try to switch to the second LNB throat, which will cause you problems.

If scanning 12456 Horozontil only gets some channels, try 12483 Horozontil as well.

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  Reply # 1043153 13-May-2014 17:54
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Success!

Changed the Transponder to 12456 and switched the Tone (22kHz) to off - that did it!
Looks like we've got the full compliment of Freeview channels - excellent - thanks so much guys!

So do I leave it on 12456, or will I get more channels on 12483 - don't want to be too greedy, but would like to know if it's worth trying.

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  Reply # 1043154 13-May-2014 17:55
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What channels are you seeing now?

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  Reply # 1043166 13-May-2014 18:37
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RunningMan: Set 22kHz to "off", or it may try to switch to the second LNB throat, which will cause you problems.

If scanning 12456 Horozontil only gets some channels, try 12483 Horozontil as well.


22khz switch to off worked for me. My new samsung tv has it all now.

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  Reply # 1043172 13-May-2014 18:48
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Channels on 12456 Transponder Frequency:

TV One
TV 2
TV 3
Four
Maori TV
TV One Plus 1
TV2+1
TV3 Plus 1
C4
Prime
Choice TV
Sommet Sports
Parliament TV
Cue
Te Reo
Shine TV
Radio NZ (3 stations)

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  Reply # 1043185 13-May-2014 19:07
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OK, that's picking up all the channels that you should see, across the three transponders - sit back and watch TV!

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  Reply # 1043197 13-May-2014 19:45
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Cool,


Thanks so much!

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