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Wannabe Geek

#63400 25-Jun-2010 23:43
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Hi All

Ok so I bought a cheap decoder/dish package. I am renting here in NP and didn't have a lot to splash as I need to get a new Surf Board.

I installed the dish and DigiTView 110 in Oakura, New Plymouth.

Auto scanned  "Free" on OpusD1.

Something seems a bit odd.

Of the 13 Free TP's listed, Those in the 10846 to 11185 Frequency range have
signal strengths above 85% and signal quality of 90%+ (on the decoder screen display).

The two at 12483 and 12456 are way down at 40% and signal quality of 5%.

I have all the default Freeview channels except TV6,7 TVNZSport and Maori.

If I scan for all I get all the SKY stuff listed (and indicated as encrypted).

Channels 1-15, although displaying NZ channel names, get no Signal.
(Supplier suggests I delete them as its a preconfigure issue, which I can do).

So my question is how do I get the those two TP's working.
And why are the signal strengths of the 11/13 so good (don't want to mess those up) and those two so bad.
Is it the LNB Skew, Disk Elevation, Direction or just cheap electronics that wont do to the 12000 range.



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  #345451 26-Jun-2010 09:46
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D1 transponder list is As you can see all the transponders are in the 12 GHz range. Also, all freeview channels are on either 12483 or 12456. TV1 and TV2 also appear unencrypted on Sky's 12671H.

Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+. UAP, UAP AC Pro, UAP AC Pro Mesh, Apple TV 4, Apple TV 4K, iPad Air 1, iPhone XR, VodaTV Gen 2. If it doesn't move then it's data cabled.


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Wannabe Geek

#345483 26-Jun-2010 11:37
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OK, Progress.Cool

I fiddled with two setting this morning.
Basically put up the Display for the channel with the weakest signal.
Tweaked the Inclination of the Dish. Then Tweaked the LNB skew. about a millimeter at a time.

And managed to get the Strength to 87% and Signal Quality to 93%.
I then did a AUTOSCAN and Got all the SBS channels Plus TVNZ6, 7 & Maori and for the firt time the test pattern.

So the only channel I am now missing is TVNZ Sport. Are they on OpusD1?
Well NO. Its been pulled, So I have been hunting a Ghost.
see: : TVNZ Sport Extra is gone on Freeview satellite.

But what's up with the Frequency display on this STB, It definitely does some calc on the setting shown on lyngsat. Looks like a subtraction of sorts, but does not appear to be the value of the LNB frequency.

Anyway, my Cheap box that got some nasty remarks is now working just fine. May even spring for a DUAL LNB some day.

Love the SUN always.

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