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Wannabe Geek


# 255588 19-Aug-2019 19:31
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I'm hoping to be able to receive programs from Intelsat 19 as I'd like to watch some of their programs which are not streamed. 

 

I'm in Auckland and I've got a 90cm dish pointed at Optus D1 with a single LNB

 

My existing LNB is one of the old Sky NZ ones with the round front and it's still going strong after about 20 years.

 

My receiver has 8 DVB-S/S2 tuners each of which can be configured independently for the LNB it is connected to and my receiver is a Vu+ Duo 4k and the menu system looks like it has Multiple LNB control (Diseqc) so hopefully it can switch a Diseqc switch between the two LNB's

 

I think I'd probably be best to add a new LNB (presumably Ku-band) and combining the coax cables using a Diseqc switch rather than getting a dual LNB abnd trying to tweak the holders to line things up.  I'm reasonably practical and if necessary I might even be able to persuade a mate of mine to manufacture a holder to ensure that the IS19 LNB is pointing in the right direction.

 

Can anyone on this forum let me know

 

     

  1. If a 90cm dish is going to be big enough to get a decent signal from IS19?
  2. If this is the best way to go?

 

I'm too recent to be allowed to post links, but this is the satellite I'm trying to receive from: lyngsat.com/Intelsat-19.html


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Uber Geek


  # 2301971 19-Aug-2019 20:59
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Due to the Fec and 16 APSK signal you need 14DB  signal+ to lock and play, and it does fluctuate in evenings

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 2301983 19-Aug-2019 21:22
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Any reason why you don't just stream it? Far less effort required.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2301988 19-Aug-2019 21:33
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sbiddle:

 

Any reason why you don't just stream it? Far less effort required.

 

 

 

 

1) Satellites are more fun

 

2) Not everyone has great internet and can stream. 

 

John





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Master Geek


  # 2302182 20-Aug-2019 09:47
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When this service started I bought a new 100cm dish and a box capable of receiving 16APSK as was recommended at the time.

 

Despite this I have never been able to get a signal.

 

I would like to hear from anyone who has been successful plus any tips on how you did it.




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Wannabe Geek


  # 2302350 20-Aug-2019 13:11
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As @SATTV said, not everyone has a decent broadband connection, despite living in Auckland, I get 8Mb/s on a good day and less than this in the evenings.

 

 

In addition not all live sports (such as the cricket) are streamed

 

 

If there's anyone who's successfully receiving Intelsat 19 programs, please let us into the secret of how you do it!

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Uber Geek


  # 2302362 20-Aug-2019 13:44
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The cricket I believe was on the 9 GEM stream?

 

 


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  # 2302458 20-Aug-2019 17:32
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NinjaFromNZ: As @SATTV said, not everyone has a decent broadband connection, despite living in Auckland, I get 8Mb/s on a good day and less than this in the evenings. In addition not all live sports (such as the cricket) are streamed If there's anyone who's successfully receiving Intelsat 19 programs, please let us into the secret of how you do it!

 

I dream of 8Mb/s dsl, the fastest I got was 4.5M before I went to a Vodafone RBI product, the downside is a 120GB data cap ( I am in New Windsor, Auckland )

 

Try a PLL LNB to get IS19, I gave mine to someone else, I belive he was using a 1.2M dish and was having fade issues, since the LNB change I believe that issue has cone away.

 

I got my LNB from Ebay, was not expensive, sub $50 delivered.

 

I got it for feed hunting then my Satellite receiver ( dreambox 600 clone ) packed up and I never replaced it.

 

 

 

John





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Master Geek


  # 2302739 21-Aug-2019 09:24
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I am quite willing to get a new lnb as suggested but is a 100cm dish big enough?




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Wannabe Geek


  # 2302822 21-Aug-2019 10:42
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This site suggests that in Auckland a 60cm dish might be sufficient. See package 2

 

 

http://www.jayx.co.nz/packages-Satellite.html

 

 

I reckon that it could be worth $180 to see if they can retrofit it to my 90cm dish if it's payment on successful delivery

 


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Uber Geek


  # 2303054 21-Aug-2019 14:48
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I can tell you now don't bother. Unless you have 2.4M and upwards or a high quality 1.8Meter and even with a 2.4 its been knowen to drop out all evening in NZ.

 

Its barely there on a 90cm dish in Perth W.A  and often the signal flutuates to below lock as its Fec 8/9 16 APSK the other thing is it needs a tuner card that suport MIS signal format.

 

We use DVB Dream for viewing and EBS Pro for blindscanning

 

 

 

Nearly forgot to add the Jayx page is very out of date.. 2014

 

 




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Wannabe Geek


  # 2303234 21-Aug-2019 18:26
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I spoke with JX Antennas this evening. They said that with a 16 APSK receiver (which I don't have) and a 1m dish (I've only got 90cm) it's feasible

 

 

I'm not sure if "feasible" means that it cuts in and out...

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  # 2303411 22-Aug-2019 00:15
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..ok but here is current info posted on our facebook feeds group

 

Not a feed question, but a request for advice ...

 

For over two years I've mostly been able to receive all the IS19 Australian Network 9 channels (HD, Gem, Go, etc) here in Auckland with a 1 meter dish. But really since June my signal is right on the margins and no longer reliably watchable. I have a proper satellite meter that will even display the channel when locked on, and I have tweaked the dish to the maximum but still I can not reliably receive any of the Nine Network enough to make it worth watching.

 

Can any other NZ viewers comment on their ability to receive the Nine network reliably? I am wondering about replacing my LNB, hoping this might solve the issue, and would welcome any advice on what others regard as the best available LNB. Has the Nine network reduced its signal from the satellite - would that account for my issue?"

 

 

 

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Wannabe Geek


  # 2305366 24-Aug-2019 16:18
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Confirming I can receive the 9 network channels (Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth) from IS19 from Tauranga on a 1m dish.  It only becomes unwatchable when it rains, otherwise works fine. 

 

I'm using an Inverto Black ultra lnb (https://www.ebay.com/itm/INVERTO-BLACK-ULTRA-SINGLE-0-2dB-LNB-HDTV-DVB-S2-BNIB/390307916268?epid=2255391523&hash=item5ae02a29ec:g:2~MAAOSwsRVb415h)

 

 

 

Cheers,

 

 


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Master Geek


  # 2306618 27-Aug-2019 10:00
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I have ordered an Inverto Black ultra lnb and will try this with my 100cm dish and report back.


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