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Topic # 26128 12-Sep-2008 14:36
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Hiyas i bought a dsr, went to install with my current sky dish and i get 2-3% quality on all satellites, is my dish positioned wrong? worked fine for sky until i got it disconnected 6 months ago, im so confused, not really good with these things "easy to install" rightttt lol, if anyone can help, id be very grateful

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  Reply # 164004 12-Sep-2008 14:48
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This might sound silly, but what's a dsr?

I'm assuming it's a freeview set top box. 
(If it's not and it's a freeview HD box then this is a UHF service, which means it plugs into an aerial and not a satellite dish.)

Don't try moving the dish if it hasn't been moved/knocked etc.  It will be pointing at the right satellite for freeview already and is probably better alligned than you can do yourself without the fancy gear.

Basic checks are below, hopefully it's one of these initially and it always pays to check:

Check the lnb bit is still on the end of the arm on your sat dish.

Check the menu of your satellite box to make sure the power to the lnb is turned on.

Check you've entered the correct sat settings.

Some lnb's are different frequencies.  If you have no joy with one, try the other.  Popular options are 11,300 and 10,750 frequencies.

Good luck.



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  Reply # 164008 12-Sep-2008 14:56
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Digital Satellite Reciever

yes ive checked all u have suggested, and is still the same, ty for ur time

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 164060 12-Sep-2008 17:56
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melanie75:
Digital Satellite Reciever

yes ive checked all u have suggested, and is still the same, ty for ur time


Check that you are plugged into the power pass port of the satelite splitter




Hmmmm



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  Reply # 164068 12-Sep-2008 18:15
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umm im not sure what ya mean, i googled "power pass port of the satelite splitter" and i dont have a splitter, in manual, it doesnt show i need one, im wrong?

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  Reply # 164152 13-Sep-2008 08:54
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Sounds to me like the LNB Local Oscillator frequency is set wrong, the two common frequencies are 10750 or 11300. Otherwise its possible the LNB has died,, if its an old California Amplifier one this is not uncommon, or the dish has gone out of alignment, not really that likely although recent storms in some area have upset a few.

You may need to get a installer to check it out, what are do you live in.

Cyril



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  Reply # 164154 13-Sep-2008 08:58
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i live in Hikurangi

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  Reply # 164156 13-Sep-2008 09:22
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Hi, far too north for me to visit. Have you confirmed the LNB setting in the box. In the menus go to System install, then edit satellite, Select Optus D1, then go to LNB No, and move across to adjust this, there are preconfigured LNB setups to select from, you will need an option with either a 10750 or 11300 in it, I cannot remember which LNB number it is labeled as but the frequency of each option is shown at the time of selection. You will see the signal level jump up if you select the correct one. In that same setup menu ensure LNB power is on and 22kHz is off.

If still no joy then go back into system install and into edit TP, you should find two TP labled for the freeview service (cannot remember how they are labeled) but one should be frequency 12483, symbol rate 22500, and polarity H (horizontal) the other has the same parameters except frequency is 12456. Once done do a scan of both of these tranponders. But it should be all setup to go without your intervention.

Cyril

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