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Topic # 30691 17-Feb-2009 23:04
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Hi evryone.

I have just switched my sky decoder with a satelite receiver. Thinking that is all I have to do and then scan for all the freeview channels.

But all I picked up were TV1 and TV2 and the encrypted sky channels.
For some reason I am not picking up Optus D1 as an option.
Does this mean I have to give my sky dish abit of a tweak to pick up?
If so how much of a tweak?

Thanks for any help.

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  Reply # 196421 17-Feb-2009 23:20
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You don't need to tweak the sat dish.
All the Freeview channels are coming off the same satellite so you wouldn't get anything if it wasn't correct. And your Sky would have had problems too.

Check your new STB that it has both Freeview transponders - 12456 & 12483.
Polarity should be horizontal & symbol rate 22500.
Your LNB setting will most likely be 10750 but also try 11300 if that doesn't work.

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  Reply # 196440 18-Feb-2009 07:48
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As CYabro says you need to scan 12456 and 12483, its most likely that at the moment your STB has been setup to scan 12671 which is a Sky mux that contains Skys FTA streams of TV1/2 and the rest encrypted. If you will need to look at what transponders have been preconfigured if one for 12456 and 12483 exist then scan them or create two new ones with the parameters mentioned by Cyabo.

The fact that you can see 12671 means alls good with the dish and LNB settings, just tune to the right muxs.



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Reply # 196501 18-Feb-2009 13:55
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Thanks a lot you guys. Thats done the trick.

Just by changing the LNB to 10750 from the universal default has made the difference.
Dont know how ordinary people are expected to know this. Would of gotten there eventually after trying all the different variables but would of taken hours.

So thanks again lads.

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