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#252863 14-Jul-2019 17:50
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Hi, we recently got a new Samsung TV (replacement for a broken Samsung) that installers tuned etc to use Sky Satelitte to get freeview. Just bought another new Samsung for another room but cannot tune to get any satellite signals through Sky Dish. When cable is plugged in, channels drop out from first TV. Can you only run 1 signal at a time? We're in a new home so all the cableing is run internally through a main box in the garage.

Any help much appreciated :)
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  #2276475 14-Jul-2019 19:38
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take some pics of the place in the garage where those cables all join up etc....  i.e. show us how its all plugged in and what it is using.

 

Likley can be figured out from that.


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  #2276492 14-Jul-2019 19:48
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If the new TV is set up wrong with 18 volt LNB power or adding a 22kHz switching signal, it will switch the LNB over to a different setting affecting everything off the same dish.





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  #2276597 15-Jul-2019 02:19
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First of all, your new Tv has to have a Satellite tuner , if you’re connecting it to the terrestrial input you could be causing the 18V to drop .
If it has a Satellite input, I’d suggest taking the new Tv into the lounge , setting it up from there , and if successful take it back to the other room and go from there.



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  #2279332 18-Jul-2019 23:08
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I've attached a pic of the cableing... the two rooms labelled on the cables are "rumpus" and "lounge". Lounge is where TV is currently tuned with no issues and has had sky with multi room to Rumpus setup previously (not sure if this may have changed setup). And yes connected TV with satellite (screw in) plug.



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  #2279333 18-Jul-2019 23:17
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Hans30: Hi, we recently got a new Samsung TV (replacement for a broken Samsung) that installers tuned etc to use Sky Satelitte to get freeview. Just bought another new Samsung for another room but cannot tune to get any satellite signals through Sky Dish. When cable is plugged in, channels drop out from first TV. Can you only run 1 signal at a time? We're in a new home so all the cableing is run internally through a main box in the garage.

Any help much appreciated :)
Han

 

The basic answer to your question is yes. I have 2 TV's that received freeview signals from a Sky satellite dish with a single LNB. I could watch different channels on the TV's with no issues at all. But then again, I didn't have anything like the set up you've got - I simply went through a 2 port splitter with power pass on both ports.


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  #2279833 19-Jul-2019 20:05
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Have you tried tuning it when it is connected to the aerial input, your set up shows that you have an aerial and presumably a masthead amplifier ( Terrestrial input /14V on )
If you do, you’ll have a far superior quality picture than through the satellite.

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  #2291237 6-Aug-2019 21:58
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On the second samsung, if connected to the dish input (the scew type F connection on the TV or the onebox unit), you will likely need to do some configuration before running the channel scan.

 

Some of the below menu items may be called something different. but from the freeview forums:

 

 

 

Menu -> Broadcasting 
-> Aerial = Freeview Sat
-> Channel Settings
->-> Country = New Zealand
->-> Satellite System (enter your PIN - default code is 0000)
->->-> LNB Power = On
->->-> LNB Settings
->->->-> Satellite = Optus D1 160E
->->->-> Transponder = 12483 MHz, H/L
->->->-> DiSEqC Mode = Off
->->->-> LNB Type = Single Oscillator
->->->-> LNB Oscillators = 10750 Mhz
->->->-> Tone 22 kHz = Off

 

In the bottom right corner of the screen you should see the Signal Quality.  Mine was hovering around 55-57%

 

Go back to the main broadcasting menu then select "Auto Tuning"

 

 

 

Have used this method with success many times. Note that the LNB Oscillators may be a different setting -- maybe check what it is on your working TV first.


 
 
 
 


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