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Topic # 60976 6-May-2010 17:08
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Hi All,

I got a set top box second hand but it was brand new still in the box (Arion 3030G Smartcard)

I hooked it up to my dish and a couple of others and actually on my oversized dish it worked the best.

I can pick up tons of channels but cannot understand russian, arabic, turkish etc......

Is it possible that this STB is locked and cannot receive nz freeview? Or do I need a smartcard maybe?

I can also receive channels from more than just the optus satellites although most are pay channels or religious.


Any help would be outstanding

Cheers!



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  Reply # 327459 6-May-2010 17:21
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You disk is focussed on Optus D2, whilst freeview is on Optus D1


  • http://www.lyngsat.com/optusd1.html

  • http://www.lyngsat.com/optusd2.html


You can either re-focus the dish, or get a second LNB installed so you can get both sets of channels.




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  Reply # 327475 6-May-2010 17:48
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Thanks for your speedy reply.

I'm receiving the D1 fine I think.

Aside from this I took the box and tested it on someones dish who has sky,
also on someones dish who has freeview. Neither worked and they both received
less channels than my dish???


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  Reply # 327484 6-May-2010 18:15
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herbie1: Thanks for your speedy reply.

I'm receiving the D1 fine I think.

Aside from this I took the box and tested it on someones dish who has sky,
also on someones dish who has freeview. Neither worked and they both received
less channels than my dish???



If you are getting russian and turkish channels etc then you are getting Optus D2.




Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat New Zealand as a Solution Architect for all things Linux, Virtual and of course Cloud. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.



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  Reply # 327487 6-May-2010 18:17
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That doesn't explain why it didn't work on the other dishesthta were receiving sky and/or freeview

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  Reply # 327503 6-May-2010 19:17
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herbie1: That doesn't explain why it didn't work on the other dishesthta were receiving sky and/or freeview


If you tried on a standard sky dish and got nothing,then you need to change the LNB settings on your receiver try 10750 instead of 11300 and make sure you are searching the optus D1 satellite.

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