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  # 258267 25-Sep-2009 09:44
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RedEcho: Re Arabic when renaming a channel.  I had this problem.  Just use the up down buttons on the remote to scroll the cursor to the bottom line of arabic, then scroll down some more and presto! a capital English alphabet appears, if you scroll down and past the end of this screen you get lower case English alphabet.

Re moving a chanel, highlight a chhal to move, press yellow button, you should get a little yellow pair of arrows on screen next to the channel you selected.  Next use up down on remote to move the highlit box on screen to where you want it note that it does not move the actual channel name at thsi point, then when the highlit band i s where you want it press OK and it moves your selection to the new place.


Thanks yes I've figured these out already - the arabic had me stumped for a while!

Has anyone had any 'issues' with recording from the timer?

Twice now I've set it to record (ie. set the timer for 1 hour on Saturday 5pm Channel 3, turn off and go away for the w/e, timer turns itself on, timer changes the channel, and then records) and twice it has created a 0 Byte size file!! yet on other occasions I have set the timer and it works fine! it's bizzare and a pain in the .... to be honest!

and then there's this beauty: (from earlier post above)

if you say record TV1 from 830pm for an hour (Timer 1), then TV2 from 930pm for an hour (Timer 2), it says that Timer 2 overlaps! to overcome this problem Timer 1 has to be set to a duration of 52mins, then Timer 2 can record...!!!

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  # 258445 25-Sep-2009 22:01
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v92: Anyone still having problems with getting the receiver to work do the following:
1. enter the instalation menu
2. select Optus D1
3. change the LNB to standard
4. enter 11300 or 10750 for frequency
and you are done

This one got our new unit going.  Sealed
All the channel settings were good - including Prime and Plus 1.  EPG is a little funny - but push enough buttons, and it works.  Next step - find an old IDE drive to put in an old IDE external USB case I've found.

 
 
 
 


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  # 261449 5-Oct-2009 21:57
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Gave up on using an old USB drive - thie machine is very picky. Bought a new WE Essentials 640gig. That works fine, but not over a long (5m) extension. Haven't tried a short extension.
So for $240+freight. we get a very basic PVR, with external disk. Immediate recording seems to work fine. Playback is basic but OK. Having some issue with keeping the correct time, but seem to be getting there.
It's not for everyone, but is only a fraction of the price of anything else with a 640 gig hard drive!

More about this model in another forum:
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=83&topicid=42405&page_no=1#268910

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Wannabe Geek


# 379817 14-Sep-2010 20:13
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To configure the DVB-S2600U connected to a Sky - Sharp BS1D1AQ112A dual feedhorn LNB, the settings are lnb power=ON, Lnb type= STANDARD, freq=10750mhz, 22khz=OFF, diseqc=2 .

If you have already tried searching for channels with different LNB settings then you will need to perform another channel search before the signal quality bar will go up from 0. You can edit the channels later move them around and remove any unwanted ones using the 'Channel Edit' from the menu.

Also I found for some reason it can take up to 5 seconds before the channels tune in and the 'no signal' warning goes off. I am guessing that it might be something to do with the diseqc switching information being sent to the LNB to select the correct feedhorn first. Maybe someone else here knows a bit more about this LNB. I couldn't find the full specs for it doing a google search.

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Wannabe Geek


  # 382370 20-Sep-2010 17:07
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I have tried all of the above and still have had no luck with getting the quality bar up. It is still sitting on 0% and strength at 98% At the point of pulling my hair out.

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  # 382377 20-Sep-2010 17:46
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I have tried all of the above and still no luck. with the same prob. 98% strength and 0% quality I have set the bnb to standard and the high frequency to 10750 low fequency is set at 0000 and I cant edit it on standard. lnd pwr is on and 22khz is off. DISEqC is set at #2 and positioner is none.

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Wannabe Geek


  # 382393 20-Sep-2010 18:21
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It is frustrating alright, I am a technician but LNBs are a bit before my time. Everything has to be set right or they just won't work. Is it the Sharp BS1D1AQ112A LNB that you are dealing with(If not set diseqc=0 and try 11300Mhz, stick to a Standard type)?  Something else you can check is that the cable is ok. Go up on the roof and unscrew the cable from under the LNB. With the receiver connected down below you should get either 12V or 18V at the end of the cable(between the outside screen and the centre terminal) up on the roof. Also if you have a friend with a sky receiver check that it picks up sky ok first.

 
 
 
 


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Wannabe Geek


  # 382400 20-Sep-2010 18:31
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Also contact the supplier they might be able to help, in the receiver menu make sure that you have selected the Optus D1 satellite and that the Optus D1 transponder(TP) frequencies have been loaded into the receiver correctly you can check the TP settings at http://www.lyngsat.com/optusd1.html , there also might be a simpler list of the TPs on geekzone somewhere.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 382419 20-Sep-2010 19:17
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bloman: Also contact the supplier they might be able to help, in the receiver menu make sure that you have selected the Optus D1 satellite and that the Optus D1 transponder(TP) frequencies have been loaded into the receiver correctly you can check the TP settings at http://www.lyngsat.com/optusd1.html , there also might be a simpler list of the TPs on geekzone somewhere.


The TPs for freeview are

12456 H 22500
12483 H 22500

And SBS channels


12646 V 12600




 

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  # 382504 20-Sep-2010 22:35
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Interestingly I had a problem like this at a friends place a few months back.  Had set up a dish on a chair in the front of our house, plugged it in to our S2600U, worked fine.  Carefully mounted it on her place.  Cheap signal strength meter suggested I'd aligned it OK, but same problem as above.  Didn't have time to do anything else.  I suspected it might have been the cable.  Good luck!

neb

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  # 391143 13-Oct-2010 01:24
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I've been using the following config with an old Sky dish and LNB:

LNB: Standard
Frequency: 10750
LNB power: On
22 kHz: Off
0/12V: Either 0 or 12V work.
DigSeq: None
Pos: None

That hasn't been much of a problem, what's been a problem is the firmware, I've got 3.0.12, which is about a year old, which is incredibly erratic in terms of handling the EPG, entries appear and disappear at random as you move the cursor over them, some days (for future times) have no entries at all, others have entries for some channels, does anyone know if there's newer firmware out there that fixes this?

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  # 391202 13-Oct-2010 10:00
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neb:... is incredibly erratic in terms of handling the EPG,

Welcome to the club.  Watch the clock too.  We have ours on a timer - turn it off between 1 and 6 each morning.  That seems to help.  Not much help with the EPG though.  You get what you pay for.
:-p

neb

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  # 391358 13-Oct-2010 15:10
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SteveC:
neb:... is incredibly erratic in terms of handling the EPG,

Welcome to the club.? Watch the clock too.


Damn, I'd read the comments here before I got it and couldn't see any that really said the EPG was that flaky. The clock hasn't been a problem, it's only the EPG and the loud pops and crackles (see the separate thread I've started), of which the latter is the real killer, it makes TV1-3 unusable. Admittedly there's not much on any of those channels worth watching anyway...

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  # 391360 13-Oct-2010 15:19
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neb:
SteveC:
neb:... is incredibly erratic in terms of handling the EPG,

Welcome to the club.? Watch the clock too.
loud pops and crackles (see the separate thread I've started), of which the latter is the real killer,

I consider the clock & EPG a small price then ... our one has never had a loud pop or crackle! (Expect when watching C4, and I think they call it music on that channel.)  Seriously, one has to wonder how a product can be so variable between different machines of the same model!
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Wannabe Geek


  # 399790 3-Nov-2010 19:24
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Help!

Have the YESS DVB- S2600U, and its been working perfectly for about a year, but last night, we completely lost reception. Scrambled channels, and now quality is at 0%.

Have tried to re-tune (using the above search suggestions), but no joy.

Is my box dead, or does anyone have any further advice or suggestions??

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