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Wannabe Geek


# 204875 21-Oct-2016 10:06
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Hello,

 

I have recently purchased a second hand Vu+Duo.

 

To date I have been unable to tune in the NZ freeview channels.

 

I need help with the settings.

 

My satellite dish and TV work fine with my old decoder.

 

I have tried manually inputting what I believe to be the correct satellite and frequency settings but a scan does not find any channels.

 

If I do an open scan it comes up with approx. 70 overseas channels - none of which can be viewed.

 

Thanks,

 

Mike


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Uber Geek


  # 1655543 21-Oct-2016 10:17
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Start by posting the settings you have entered, what dish/LNB you are using,  what channels you are seeing, and what image (firmware) is installed.


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Master Geek


  # 1655567 21-Oct-2016 11:05
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Like Runningman said it most likely will be your LNB settings. most common are 10750 or 11300. so if its one try the other,

 

if not its up on the roof to check the LNB itself


 
 
 
 




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Wannabe Geek


  # 1655627 21-Oct-2016 12:02
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Hello,

 

Yes I have tried both of those settings and it scans no channels.

 

I have a 90cm dish. Sticker has fallen off the LNB but my old decoder is set to 10750.


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  # 1655674 21-Oct-2016 13:24
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And please supply the transponder frequencies, symbol rate, FEC and any other parameters you're using.





Ross

 

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Uber Geek


  # 1655678 21-Oct-2016 13:29
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MickeyT:

 

Hello,

 

Yes I have tried both of those settings and it scans no channels.

 

I have a 90cm dish. Sticker has fallen off the LNB but my old decoder is set to 10750.

 

 

Both of what settings? Post a couple of screenshots may be easiest.

 

Start by posting the settings you have entered, what dish/LNB you are using,  what channels you are seeing, and what image (firmware) is installed.




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Wannabe Geek


  # 1655707 21-Oct-2016 13:41
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Would someone please be able to tell me which settings I should be using instead of me trying to remember all the different versions I have used.

 

Both of what settings? 10750 and 11300

 

Post a couple of screenshots may be easiest. I am typing from my PC and cannot take a screenshot of my TV? I would need to use a camera. I have reconnected my old decoder so that her indoors can still watch the telly in the interim.

 

Thanks,

 

Mike


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  # 1655735 21-Oct-2016 14:15
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12456Mhz 22500 kSym/sec FEC 3/4 Horizontal
12483Mhz 22500 kSym/sec FEC 3/4 Horizontal
12519Mhz 22500 kSym/sec FEC 3/4 Horizontal

 

LNB mode: single (otherwise may see Optus C1/D3 if using Sky dual LNB via 22 kHz tone).

 

 





Ross

 

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Master Geek


  # 1655736 21-Oct-2016 14:17
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Shouldn't it be able to do an automatic scan if told to look at Optus D1 at 160° anyway?

 

and the image/ version you are on, menu - about

 

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Uber Geek


  # 1655817 21-Oct-2016 15:54
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Assuming (now that's bad!) that you have the Vu+ connected to your network, then point a web browser at the IP address of the Vu+ - this should give you the webif which you can use to take a screenshot. The LNB settings page would be good to see.

 

There are in the order of a 1000 settings you can change in these - there's a bit more to it that someone just telling you the settings. It's not clear yet what you may have wrong. The likely things are:

 

1) LNB settings misconfigured - either frequencies wrong, or against the wrong satellite, so it has the wrong transponder list.

 

2) Box is imaged with an (European) image that doesn't have NZ visible satellites in the satellites.xml file so it doesn't have a transponder list for Optus D1.

 

If you can start by telling us what firmware is installed, that would be useful. Menu -> Information from the remote control should point you in the right direction.

 

Given it's second hand, we have no idea what state the box is in that you purchased. It could have factory firmware from 5 years ago and have been reset, in which case there's a bit of effort to get it going, alternatively, it might have a current OpenPLi or similar image and already be configured for NZ.


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Uber Geek


  # 1655834 21-Oct-2016 16:03
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 The other piece of info is how the tuners are physically connected - do you have a cable from the dish going to each tuner separately, or just into one tuner?


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Uber Geek


  # 1656161 22-Oct-2016 14:00
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@MickeyT did you establish what firmware it's running?




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Wannabe Geek


  # 1657511 25-Oct-2016 15:15
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Sorry I have not replied for a while. I have not had a chance to try out the suggestions or gather more info. I appreciate your input. Thanks,

 

Mike


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Uber Geek


  # 1657517 25-Oct-2016 15:30
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No worries - even if you can get the firmware version that would be useful - will point to whether it's generally set up for NZ, or whether there's a bit of work to be done...




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Wannabe Geek


  # 1658801 27-Oct-2016 10:58
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settingsOK. I have had a look again.

 

I have uploaded a couple of images but I am unsure if they are showing?Firmware

 

Firmware - Image    Openpli 4

 

I have the dish feed connected to LNB2.

 

Tuner settings:

 

I have Tuner A configured to loop through to A ....connected to tunner B

 

configuration mode: simple = single dish with 1 LNB

 

mode: single = single dish with 1 LNB.

 

There is something wrong somewhere as on one of the screens for performing a scan it shows the signal strength as 0.

 

As mentioned earlier the dish and cable work fine at 10750 with my old Chinese decoder.

 

Thanks, Mike

 

 

 

 


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  # 1658830 27-Oct-2016 11:36
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Tuner A refers to LNB1. Connect cable to LNB1.





Ross

 

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