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Topic # 171876 4-May-2015 12:10
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would it be worth wile picking up a non freeview branded dvb-s2 satellite set top box.
what other channels other then the ones currently on freeview will i be able to receive
i will be using a standard sky dish

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  Reply # 1297565 4-May-2015 12:25
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Depends on where its pointing and how big your dish is. 

No real advantage for many of the NZ based feeds.
http://www.lyngsat.com/Optus-D1.html

However if you can move it about and tag onto any of the V8Supercar or australian sport feeds, as long as it supports 4:2:2 they can be of a HD advantage.

/edit in saying that...

seems those days are gone too. 
http://vetrun.com/forums/showthread.php?s=89f9e4d381855aeb6311f7d1e6259ae9&t=8880&page=133



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  Reply # 1297576 4-May-2015 12:33
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Oblivian: Depends on where its pointing and how big your dish is. 

No real advantage for many of the NZ based feeds.
http://www.lyngsat.com/Optus-D1.html

However if you can move it about and tag onto any of the V8Supercar or australian sport feeds, as long as it supports 4:2:2 they can be of a HD advantage.

/edit in saying that...

seems those days are gone too. 
http://vetrun.com/forums/showthread.php?s=89f9e4d381855aeb6311f7d1e6259ae9&t=8880&page=133


thanks for the info the dish i use is the one i got from sky not sure how big it is

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1297606 4-May-2015 12:52
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Where are you based?

This used to be the way to go to try and get channels, but there's this thing called the internet now.

The satellite thing works well where there are a lot of countries geographically very close to each other, as there is a lot of spill to catch.
We only have Australia, and that's quite a distance away from us really.



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  Reply # 1297610 4-May-2015 12:56
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Jaxson: Where are you based?

This used to be the way to go to try and get channels, but there's this thing called the internet now.

The satellite thing works well where there are a lot of countries geographically very close to each other, as there is a lot of spill to catch.
We only have Australia, and that's quite a distance away from us really.


im in south auckland

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  Reply # 1297611 4-May-2015 12:58
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Cheap S/S2 receivers off trademe/freeveiwshop are all the same really(inlcuding the price). There's the Ultraplus or Sky/Open Box receivers to choose from. S2 is a nice option to have but I'm not sure if you sky dish(60cm) is aligned properly for a certian ozzy S2 channel. You may have to adjust the LNB skew slightly too strengthen the signal.

As for other S2 feed/channels...You'd need to grab a new dish/lnb  triple or double setup for d1(freeview)/d2/is19. "Optus D2" has several S2 religious channels but other then that there's only the occasional live news/sports feed that uses S2.



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  Reply # 1297617 4-May-2015 13:03
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mrbbi: Cheap S/S2 receivers off trademe/freeveiwshop are all the same really(inlcuding the price). There's the Ultraplus or Sky/Open Box receivers to choose from. S2 is a nice option to have but I'm not sure if you sky dish(60cm) is aligned properly for a certian ozzy S2 channel. You may have to adjust the LNB skew slightly too strengthen the signal.

As for other S2 feed/channels...You'd need to grab a new dish/lnb  triple or double setup for d1(freeview)/d2/is19. "Optus D2" has several S2 religious channels but other then that there's only the occasional live news/sports feed that uses S2.


is there anything i could pick up now other then freeview channels using what i have now a dvb-s box not freeview approved  ive looked on the link the other member posted http://www.lyngsat.com/Optus-D1.html and im not sure also what do i need to do to my satellite box to tune in the channels like what numbers do i need to enter ect

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  Reply # 1297629 4-May-2015 13:27
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Just live news feeds mainly out of Australia popup each day(esp when there are big news events like flood/fires etc...), but even they are disappearing as broadcasters switch from Optus D1(freeeviw/sky) to other Satellites. Generally in the evening 5:30-8pm nz time you can Blind Scan D1 & catch the odd Ch7 Aus news feed out of Sydney. The only extra channel on D1 is Ch9 which requires a S2 receiver.



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  Reply # 1297632 4-May-2015 13:36
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mrbbi: Just live news feeds mainly out of Australia popup each day(esp when there are big news events like flood/fires etc...), but even they are disappearing as broadcasters switch from Optus D1(freeeviw/sky) to other Satellites. Generally in the evening 5:30-8pm nz time you can Blind Scan D1 & catch the odd Ch7 Aus news feed out of Sydney. The only extra channel on D1 is Ch9 which requires a S2 receiver.


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  Reply # 1297643 4-May-2015 14:24
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IMO it would be more use to get something like a dreambox that can run a softcam which opens up ummmmmm other avenues to get content.




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  Reply # 1297745 4-May-2015 16:18
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The Ultraplus 990HD (http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/ultraplus-990hd-pvr.html) is a solid DVB-S2 decoder, and has support for IPTV functionality. Might be worth a look.

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  Reply # 1297871 4-May-2015 19:15
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Reggimus: The Ultraplus 990HD (http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/ultraplus-990hd-pvr.html) is a solid DVB-S2 decoder, and has support for IPTV functionality. Might be worth a look.


How configurable is the iptv side of things?
As in do you get control over the address list options etc to specify your own channels, like say kodi/xbmc live TV pvr setup?

Edit ok found this:
https://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/forum/index.php?topic=3049.0

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  Reply # 1297992 5-May-2015 04:31
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Jaxson:
Reggimus: The Ultraplus 990HD (http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/ultraplus-990hd-pvr.html) is a solid DVB-S2 decoder, and has support for IPTV functionality. Might be worth a look.


How configurable is the iptv side of things?
As in do you get control over the address list options etc to specify your own channels, like say kodi/xbmc live TV pvr setup?

Edit ok found this:
https://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/forum/index.php?topic=3049.0


Above link not very relevant as the ultraplus 990 is a different manufacturer / firmware to the previous Ultraplus / xcruiser range. The xcruiser in the last firmware also supports .m3u lists





 


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  Reply # 1298052 5-May-2015 08:46
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Hi Jaxson,

The Internetv+ is like what you had had found, so very configurable and easy to add your own channels in, then it also allows an m3u list as well, both options can be used at the same time.

Here is a sample of a channel listing in the m3u file

#EXTM3U
#EXTINF:0,ABC News SD
http://abclive.abcnews.com/i/abc_live4@136330/index_1200_av-b.m3u8

Im really just starting to play with this side of things, but seems pretty solid so far. The url list files that worked on previous ultraplus/xcruiser can be imported in as well, just a matter of changing the file name from url_list.txt to url.txt

Haven't even started to really get into the DLNA/Media center side of things yet, but really liking the unit so far.

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  Reply # 1298139 5-May-2015 10:23
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Reggimus: Hi Jaxson,

The Internetv+ is like what you had had found, so very configurable and easy to add your own channels in, then it also allows an m3u list as well, both options can be used at the same time.




Can you link to a web URL list?

I've been investigating this on a laptop via Kodi (new XBMC name) and via simple PVR you get Live TV populated with channels provided by a URL address you enter.
Basically someone else maintains the file for you.

Make it easier than compiling a list file yourself, but not as flexible if you want to add your own link that's not on the list.



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Apsattv:

Above link not very relevant as the ultraplus 990 is a different manufacturer / firmware to the previous Ultraplus / xcruiser range.


Conveying concepts man...

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