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  Reply # 1616532 23-Aug-2016 20:48
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Are you any further along with this?




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  Reply # 1616872 24-Aug-2016 14:52
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I've contacted the company I bought the tuner from and they agreed to exchange it for a new one.
I've just posted it back today so hopefully I'll get the new one in about 2 weeks, will post an update then and fingers cross it worked!!!

My body corp finally replied to me, but only sent a PDF document which explained how to hook up the areial feeds to the sockets in different rooms around the apartment (which I already figured out when we first moved in)



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  Reply # 1624904 7-Sep-2016 08:40
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Update time.

 

I got a refund from the TBS seller, purchased a new tuner box (TBS 5925) and received it yesterday.

 

I plugged the unit directly into the satellite feeder cable inside the patch panel, plugged into my laptop and I'm able to scan Freeview 12456, 12483 and randomly Sky 12421 and 12267 (all reporting on their correct frequencies.)

 

The TVNZ channels on 12483 are a bit skippy but the ones on 12456 seem to play fine. 

The Settings I have are:
LOF1: 10750
LOF2: 0 (or 10750 if the program I'm using requires something to be entered)
LOFSW: 65535

 


I'm still only getting about 20% signal strength and so I wonder if that's why I'm not scanning all of the Sky transponders (including Prime etc on 12519) and if that's because the tuner box I have isn't powerful enough to give the LNB power to scan these? (being in an apartment I'm guessing the LNB is shared between all of us and so signal ins't as strong as it would be if I had a single dish connected straight into the tuner?

 

We are looking to move in the next month or so, might try to get a separated house to make use of this new tuner.


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  Reply # 1651521 15-Oct-2016 11:40
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Did you ever get this going OK?




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  Reply # 1651551 15-Oct-2016 12:40
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Oh yes sorry for the lack of updates!
I've moved recently to a new townhouse, single dish shared between two units.
I haven't tried much with blind scanning but I was able to scan all of the Sky channels and Freeview ones with at least 50% quality.
Will post LOF settings when I get home.

It must've been something with the wiring in the old place that the signal was so crap



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  Reply # 1658795 27-Oct-2016 10:52
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So I finally got another chance to look at it last night.
Only using the LOF of 11300 and able to scan all Sky and Freeview transponders.

As this is a shared dish between myself and the townhouse next-door, I won't be able to realign the dish to another satellite or change to vertical pol.

So maybe this question is for a new post but what other TPs could I possibly scan/pick up?
What the best way for me to blindscan for any feeds etc?

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  Reply # 1658800 27-Oct-2016 10:57
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Pretty much Freeview only



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  Reply # 1658818 27-Oct-2016 11:15
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bugga, oh well good to know it all works now.

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  Reply # 1659113 27-Oct-2016 16:00
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Might have been the distribution amp in the old building (assuming they had one, not just a splitter) causing the problems


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