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# 177048 20-Jul-2015 13:05
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Channels 7 and 9. Can they be received FTA on any of the satellites ?

Thanks for any info

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  # 1348172 21-Jul-2015 08:59
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Channel 9 - Optus d1 - 12381 - V - 3750

http://www.lyngsat.com/Optus-D1.html



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  # 1348343 21-Jul-2015 13:06
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Thanks..  isn't D1 the main (Freeview) satellite?  Just checked all here and can only see Ch 1-12, 22 and 24-25.
I'll have to figure out how to add more.  Thought the 'manual scan' picked up everything there was.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1348352 21-Jul-2015 13:21
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Yes, D1 is the Freeview sat as well.

You will need to go into your Sat list, and look for a "Transponder List" or "Add Transponder" or something similar and then add the numbers above, once done there should eb an option to scan that transponder only.

what type of Box do you have?



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  # 1348378 21-Jul-2015 14:39
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Its a Dish S8200. I'm just getting up to speed with this all. Not sure of the correct procedures, I have the manual but it ain't crystal clear!



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  # 1348437 21-Jul-2015 16:58
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Getting somewhere... is that actually Ch9 or just bits of it? There was news on but at the end of the item it went to black and nothing.
Then more news came back at some stage later on.

From lyngSat I also added SBS 12391 H 12600 and ABC 12514 H 14294 but nothing showed up!  Should they have ?

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  # 1348441 21-Jul-2015 17:05
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The cutting to black was the ad break, which is not broadcast here (yay no ads!) so no worries there, you may have to talk to the other people in the house during the break if you don't change channel though.

Some of the info is old on lyngsat, so some may not work, like SBS and ABC.



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  # 1348443 21-Jul-2015 17:08
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Thanks...  so you get all the usual programs win no ads ?  (or just news bits?)

OK no ABC, SBS.  Least it wasn't me getting it wrong!

 
 
 
 


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  # 1349607 22-Jul-2015 03:01
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ABC and SBS are on the Australia beam





 




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  # 1349736 22-Jul-2015 11:48
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Can that be seen here ?

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  # 1349741 22-Jul-2015 12:16
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Not normally. I'm not sure if any of the signal spills over into NZ but you can't receive it with any ordinary dish. If you could get it at all that would depend on your location and you would need a very big dish. Others can give you more more specific information.

But why bother? These days ABC and SBS can easily be streamed. Their VOD libraries are much better than the live feed.





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  # 1349752 22-Jul-2015 12:27
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I've got a 1.8m dish and wondering what might be the best satellite to point it at. 'Best" being FTA, English and non-religious!
Why bother?  I like DIY and have a new receiver  to utilise fully!

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  # 1349805 22-Jul-2015 14:06
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1.8 meters is pretty good, but I don't know if you can get anything from the Oz beam with that. Someone else will have to provide that information.

I have an 80 cm dish with three satellites on it. The dish position is fixed but the satellites are close enough that it can get them all by adjusting the positions of the LNBs. I can get excellent reception of D1, D2 and Intelsat 19 this way. With a 1.8 meter dish you can certainly get more, though I'm not sure exactly what. I haven't played with this for a long while.

The satellites seem to be in a state of flux. A lot of channels have either disappeared from D2 or been scrambled. There is also almost nothing left on Intelsat 19, but a lot of 'empty slots' have been added so developments may be underway. At present about the only things of interest are news channels like European, French and Korean channels in English. The rest on both satellites is mainly religious and foreign-language. D1 is just Freeview. Occasional feeds pop up on both D1 and D2 but I think the fun days of FTA satellite are probably over.
 




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  # 1350443 23-Jul-2015 14:48
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Thanks for the interesting info

>I think the fun days of FTA satellite are probably over.

You may be right, but nice to think not.   The real fun days here were Aussie 7, some kind of bush feed with ads for Alice Springs and NT. So it was good to see Ch9 of D1.  But that's odd too - no ads and NO LOGO!!   But my fav was BBC world after TV1 stopped in in favour of infomercials. I'm told it is on ISat19 C band feed, and that's the one I hope to get, otherwise KU but not so critical if as you say, things are dropping off.

The main reason for new Sat Rx  (Disk S8200) was a backup for the lousy Panasonic XW380 and it's inability to record reliably. Now we can have everything scheduled twice and may get the right programme at the right time.  I still see +1 channels coming up on the 8200 so will try deleting them after turning off LCN.  Maybe it can't record them if they're not there (but I wouldn't put money on it!)

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  # 1350634 23-Jul-2015 17:57
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ADKM: Its a Dish S8200. I'm just getting up to speed with this all. Not sure of the correct procedures, I have the manual but it ain't crystal clear!


The manual is the initial end user simple release, more info and content will be added in these manuals later on




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