Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 


2050 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1399671 4-Oct-2015 13:32
Send private message

Here is my LNB:


On the decoder D1 shows up like this:


and when I do a scan:

and the lists populate with the various channels.

D2 shows up like this:


but when i do scan on that:


it completes without any channels showing up.  I also note that the strength and quality read 0% when trying to scan D2.




"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road." -  Stephen Hawking


2385 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1399674 4-Oct-2015 13:40
Send private message

Sky LNB points at D1 and D3 (with 22 kHz). Way easier to get another dish for D2 and leave Sky's property intact.




Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+. Apple TV 4, Apple TV 4K, iPad Air 1, iPhone 6s, VodaTV Gen 2. If it doesn't move then its data cabled.


 
 
 
 


Lock him up!
10965 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1399686 4-Oct-2015 14:08
Send private message

 

 

I don't see why. The set-up I have works fine for me and an extra dish seems a bit like overkill. D2 is close enough to D1 in the sky and has a strong enough signal that a second LNB mounted at the right offset will provide good reception. This doesn't hurt Sky's property in any way and can be easily removed. However, I am aware that Spyware knows more about this than I do so if he says that is how it should be done, he must have a good reason. Maybe he can explain it in more detail.





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


Lock him up!
10965 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1399687 4-Oct-2015 14:14
Send private message

Floydbloke: You are seeing presets on your receiver that are not actually receiving anything. You don't get anything on D2 because you don't have anything connected that can receive it.





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


3539 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1399688 4-Oct-2015 14:22
Send private message

Rikkitic: Floydbloke: You are seeing presets on your receiver that are not actually receiving anything. You don't get anything on D2 because you don't have anything connected that can receive it.

Yep.  Sky's Dual LNB points at 156 (Optus D3) and 160 (Optus D1).  You need another LNB pointing at 152 for Optus D2.  A modified bracket holding an additional LNB will do the job.

There is a website somewhere I remember seeing with all this kind of stuff.  Somebody on GZ will know where it is ... maybe APSATTV?





2385 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1399696 4-Oct-2015 14:46
Send private message

http://www.freetv.co.nz/category/4981




Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+. Apple TV 4, Apple TV 4K, iPad Air 1, iPhone 6s, VodaTV Gen 2. If it doesn't move then its data cabled.


Lock him up!
10965 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1399700 4-Oct-2015 14:59
Send private message

Forgot to mention, I don't know what decoder/receiver you are using, but if it can scan D2 transponders, which looks like the case, you don't even have to buy another one. All you need in that case is the LNB and DiSEqC switch.





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


 
 
 
 




2050 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1399711 4-Oct-2015 15:38
Send private message

Rikkitic: Forgot to mention, I don't know what decoder/receiver you are using, but if it can scan D2 transponders, which looks like the case, you don't even have to buy another one. All you need in that case is the LNB and DiSEqC switch.


...and someone to do the install wink.

The decoder is a DishTV S7090PVR.




"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road." -  Stephen Hawking


Lock him up!
10965 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1399750 4-Oct-2015 17:38
Send private message

I can see if my friend is available if you wish. Where are you located? I also advise having someone knowledgeable help you purchase the bits you need. The brackets are not a problem, but you need to make sure you get the right LNB and one or two other technical questions may pop up.





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


147 posts

Master Geek


  # 1399791 4-Oct-2015 19:40
One person supports this post
Send private message

quote(Yep.  Sky's Dual LNB points at 152 (Optus D3) and 160 (Optus D1).  You need another LNB in the middle pointing at 156 for Optus D2.)

With all due respect the Sky Dual LNB has a 4 degree offset throat which targets Optus C1/D3 (156 deg E) which share the same orbital slot. Optus C1/D3 is a Sky fall-back option should D1 fail, as happened a few years ago.

Optus D2, the present carrier for BVN is at 152 Deg east, 8 degrees seperation and very doable on a sky dish. However in floydblokes case the dual lnb is not conducive to bracket addons for a second lnb using off the shelf products.

Removing the sky lnb and replacing with a pre-wired assembled bracket complete with switch and 2 lnbs would be my suggestion.

The receiver can be pre-programmed in advance accept the new arrangement.



2050 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1399824 4-Oct-2015 20:35
One person supports this post
Send private message

Rikkitic: I can see if my friend is available if you wish. Where are you located?



I'm in Whitby (Porirua, north of Wellington).  I think you mentioned in an earlier post that your friend is based in Hawke's Bay so maybe I'll just have a trawl through the yellow pages.

Starting to wonder if it's worth it though for a couple of hours worth of coverage a week.  I'm also just trialling unotelly DNS and I can stream the show from NOS.NL at good speed at a reasonable resolution.  Maybe that's the easier way to go.


Thanks for your help everyone, it's been quite an education.




"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road." -  Stephen Hawking


1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32


Vodafone 5G service live in four cities
Posted 10-Dec-2019 08:30


Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01


NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00


New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33


IMAGR and Farro bring checkout-less supermarket shopping to New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2019 09:07


Wellington Airport becomes first 5G connected airport in the country
Posted 3-Dec-2019 08:42


MetService secures Al Jazeera as a new weather client
Posted 28-Nov-2019 09:40


NZ a top 10 connected nation with stage one of ultra-fast broadband roll-out completed
Posted 24-Nov-2019 14:15


Microsoft Translator understands te reo Māori
Posted 22-Nov-2019 08:46


Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00


Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.