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Topic # 147233 13-Jun-2014 00:01
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Hi All,
I'm new to NZ (Auckland), and just learning about Freeview. Not much different to AU.
I've moved into a house and it has both a sat dish and a UHF aerial on the roof. The lounge has 2 coax, one I presume from the UHF and the other from the Sat dish. I have a new Samsung TV, which has both terrestrial input and Sat dish input. I've plugged in both coax to the TV, and let it scan for channels. Terrestial scan found the 26 free view channels, but a satellite scan (Optus A?) found no channels.

So, I'm wondering what the Sat dish on the roof is for? Perhaps it was originally Freeview via Sat before a UHF aerial? Perhaps it's for Sky and doesn't work at all with a decoder box? Is there any quick way for me to determine?

Thanks.

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  Reply # 1064608 13-Jun-2014 01:18
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AFAIK both Sky and Freeview use the same satellite (Optus D1) so it should be pointed to the same location regardless.




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  Reply # 1064620 13-Jun-2014 01:53
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Try checking the LNBF setting options.

 





 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1064630 13-Jun-2014 06:06
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Welcome to NZ and GZ.

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  Reply # 1064658 13-Jun-2014 08:28
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It will be an old Sky dish and if you can't receive any channels you've most likely got a the wrong LNB frequency selected in the setup menu or a dead LNB.
However as you have UHF HD working, why would you bother with trying Satellite which is SD. No advantage there.

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  Reply # 1064855 13-Jun-2014 13:01
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aumouth: Hi All,
I'm new to NZ (Auckland), and just learning about Freeview. Not much different to AU.
I've moved into a house and it has both a sat dish and a UHF aerial on the roof. The lounge has 2 coax, one I presume from the UHF and the other from the Sat dish. I have a new Samsung TV, which has both terrestrial input and Sat dish input. I've plugged in both coax to the TV, and let it scan for channels. Terrestial scan found the 26 free view channels, but a satellite scan (Optus A?) found no channels.

So, I'm wondering what the Sat dish on the roof is for? Perhaps it was originally Freeview via Sat before a UHF aerial? Perhaps it's for Sky and doesn't work at all with a decoder box? Is there any quick way for me to determine?

Thanks.

I must be out of the loop (being in a UHF area) but when did they start selling TVs with Satellite decoders built-in?

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  Reply # 1064857 13-Jun-2014 13:03
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bazzer:
aumouth: Hi All,
I'm new to NZ (Auckland), and just learning about Freeview. Not much different to AU.
I've moved into a house and it has both a sat dish and a UHF aerial on the roof. The lounge has 2 coax, one I presume from the UHF and the other from the Sat dish. I have a new Samsung TV, which has both terrestrial input and Sat dish input. I've plugged in both coax to the TV, and let it scan for channels. Terrestial scan found the 26 free view channels, but a satellite scan (Optus A?) found no channels.

So, I'm wondering what the Sat dish on the roof is for? Perhaps it was originally Freeview via Sat before a UHF aerial? Perhaps it's for Sky and doesn't work at all with a decoder box? Is there any quick way for me to determine?

Thanks.

I must be out of the loop (being in a UHF area) but when did they start selling TVs with Satellite decoders built-in?

 

LG and Samsung have as of this year, not sure of the other brands.

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  Reply # 1064859 13-Jun-2014 13:04
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bazzer:
aumouth: Hi All,
I'm new to NZ (Auckland), and just learning about Freeview. Not much different to AU.
I've moved into a house and it has both a sat dish and a UHF aerial on the roof. The lounge has 2 coax, one I presume from the UHF and the other from the Sat dish. I have a new Samsung TV, which has both terrestrial input and Sat dish input. I've plugged in both coax to the TV, and let it scan for channels. Terrestial scan found the 26 free view channels, but a satellite scan (Optus A?) found no channels.

So, I'm wondering what the Sat dish on the roof is for? Perhaps it was originally Freeview via Sat before a UHF aerial? Perhaps it's for Sky and doesn't work at all with a decoder box? Is there any quick way for me to determine?

Thanks.

I must be out of the loop (being in a UHF area) but when did they start selling TVs with Satellite decoders built-in?


Last 5 years. Most of them have freeview sat decoders if im not mistaken for UHF freeview decoders.

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  Reply # 1064869 13-Jun-2014 13:16
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TimA:
bazzer:
aumouth: Hi All,
I'm new to NZ (Auckland), and just learning about Freeview. Not much different to AU.
I've moved into a house and it has both a sat dish and a UHF aerial on the roof. The lounge has 2 coax, one I presume from the UHF and the other from the Sat dish. I have a new Samsung TV, which has both terrestrial input and Sat dish input. I've plugged in both coax to the TV, and let it scan for channels. Terrestial scan found the 26 free view channels, but a satellite scan (Optus A?) found no channels.

So, I'm wondering what the Sat dish on the roof is for? Perhaps it was originally Freeview via Sat before a UHF aerial? Perhaps it's for Sky and doesn't work at all with a decoder box? Is there any quick way for me to determine?

Thanks.

I must be out of the loop (being in a UHF area) but when did they start selling TVs with Satellite decoders built-in?


Last 5 years. Most of them have freeview sat decoders if im not mistaken for UHF freeview decoders.


They (samsung and LG) have just started selling TVs with built in freeview satellite this year.
TVs with Freeview HD (UHF) tuners have been available for about 5 years.




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  Reply # 1064873 13-Jun-2014 13:21
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Apsattv: Try checking the LNBF setting options.


I believe you may have to try 2 possible LNB settings: 11300 MHz (11.3 GHz) or 10750 MHz (10.75 GHz)
Sky used 2 different set-ups apparently - assuming the dish still works ok you should get Freeview on one of these settings.

There are a few more channels on freeview satellite - mostly regional stuff I think. All Freeview satellite channels are standard def.

See here for LNB satellite stuff:

http://www.legiontv.co.nz/archives/122




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  Reply # 1064897 13-Jun-2014 13:53
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You don't say what the plugs look like?
Coax (UHF) just plugs in 
Sat dish usually has a plug that screws on...

Do you definitely have one of each?

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  Reply # 1064921 13-Jun-2014 13:56
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aumouth:  Terrestial scan found the 26 free view channels, but a satellite scan (Optus A?) found no channels.

Thanks.

Should be scanning Optus D1 for Freeview.

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