Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

24 posts


# 40511 30-Aug-2009 15:35
Send private message

As most people realise now the Zinwell and DSE G7500 only tunes Freeview channels, but after some playing around, I have managed to tune in SBS 1 and 2.

Here is a brief note on how I did it, hope it is not too confusing!!

Must know new service Frequency, VPID and APID codes and PCR

Add a new Satellite – I left as the default User Satellite

Auto tune “user satellite” from 12456 to 12483

Save - Will duplicate Freeview channels in the channel list.

Edit Transponder either one of the new frequencies 12456 or 12483, 3 or 4 in the list. Set the new service frequency, S/R and pol, eg for SBS 12646, 12600, V

Quit out of the menu, scroll through the channels till you find a duplicate Freeview channel that has no signal. Eg Statos on position 9

Go back into the Menu and Edit Channel, enter the new APID VPID and PCR. And save. Eg for SBS One 81, 161, 161

You can add more services on the same frequency to other “no signal” duplicated Channels by repeating the Edit channel process, such as for SBS 2

You have to manually rename the channels yourself.

Please note I am not an expert by any means, but by this method I am happily watching SBS One on 9, and SBS Two on 11.
I will try and answer any questions, but as I say I am no expert, just a hobby!

Create new topic
473 posts

Ultimate Geek

  # 251778 30-Aug-2009 18:52
Send private message

After much mucking around ..... I finally got it working after following your suggestions !
many thanks !!

59 posts

Master Geek

  # 251782 30-Aug-2009 19:04
Send private message

Thanks for the tip, havnt yet got it working for the topfield 6000fe as the individual channels cant be edited...but will keep mucking around with it.


24 posts


  # 251784 30-Aug-2009 19:17
Send private message

Awesome, glad it worked for you. It's a mucky way but a work around for the severely restricted software on the Zinwell/DSE boxes.

473 posts

Ultimate Geek

  # 251785 30-Aug-2009 19:20
Send private message

As a matter of interest what are the APID VPID and PCR for SBS 2 ?
and also what is the difference between SBS 1 and SBS 2 ?
Is it the same programs with just a time difference or does it have different programs ?

24 posts


  # 251786 30-Aug-2009 19:31
Send private message

I got the PIDs etc from

I don't really know the difference between the two channels, I have only just added them today, and have not really watched intensely. I am sure SBS have a website with their program listings.

Also managed to twist my dish and tune in broadcasts off other satellites, using my dodgy method!

Although at the end of the day, I would much rather have a non-freeview STB with a blind scan.

147 posts

Master Geek

  # 251789 30-Aug-2009 19:56
Send private message

PID's for SBS 2 are V162/A83/PCR162

24 posts


  # 251794 30-Aug-2009 20:10
Send private message

By the way I have a 90cm dish, Sharp 11300 LNB, about 8m of RG6, Zinwell G7500 HW 1.0, SW 6.B dated 18/4/08

Signal fluctuating 83-84% Quality 100% on 12483 D1

Signal fluctuating 82-83% Quality fluctuating 54-55% on 12646 D1

And it is a rainy night here in Auckland :)


147 posts

Master Geek

  # 251797 30-Aug-2009 20:14
Send private message

Sounds like you may need to skew your LNB very slightly. I get 76-80% quality on SBS 1 with a 45 cm dish and a Hyundai 760A with a MTI 10750 LNB in Auckland.

24 posts


  # 251799 30-Aug-2009 20:19
Send private message

OK thanks! Yes I have been reading some forums and I totally agree. Will have to wait tho as it is a bit dark and wet outside now.
Cheers man,

59 posts

Master Geek

  # 252055 31-Aug-2009 20:57
Send private message

Yippee :) SBS does work indeed. Being a newby at sat tv initially I was a bit puzzled at being able to get Horizontal but not vertical on the same lnb then got further puzzled by the chats on dual lnb's and Horizontal and vertical switching.

In an initial bit of frustration I grabbed the lnb to move it by force around a little and
the V signal appeared. :) then realised when changing from single lnb to dual, i made the simple mistake of tuning the D1 lnb to horizontal signal strength only thinking it was set ok.

This time around I re-setup the lnb bracket angle, lnb spacing and lnb Skew to the V strongest strength,  the H signal strength improved too :)

Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45

Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30

JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59

Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34

NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43

Suunto 7 combine sports and smart features on new smartwatch generation
Posted 7-Jan-2020 16:06

Intel brings innovation with technology spanning the cloud, network, edge and PC
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:54

AMD announces high performance desktop and ultrathin laptop processors
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:42

AMD unveils four new desktop and mobile GPUs including AMD Radeon RX 5600
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:32

Consolidation in video streaming market with Spark selling Lightbox to Sky
Posted 19-Dec-2019 09:09

Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32

Vodafone 5G service live in four cities
Posted 10-Dec-2019 08:30

Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01

NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00

New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.