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Topic # 65261 1-Aug-2010 10:10
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Hi

I am trying to setp up a Satlink 2800 Satellite Receiver in New Zealand.

Can someone tell me what settings I need to use for Freeview.  When I connect it I can't get a signal.

It was working from another connection in the house but I have moved it.  I have been up into the roof space and the connection to the new location looks OK.  I had this problem from all connections when I initially purchased it, i got an aerial guy came and got it working.

I just need to know correct satellite, LNB etc.

Thanks in advance


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  Reply # 360967 1-Aug-2010 11:12
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Note: I don't know about the 2800 specifically.

1) The satellite is Optus D3, but that isn't that important to know.  Either the dish is aligned correctly or it isn't, and if it isn't, it would never have worked.

2) Did you use good quality RG6 cable to your new locations?  Are any of the cable runs especially long (say over 30 m).
If you used RG59 or have long runs, or have poor connections, or shorted the conductor to the shield somewhere, you'll need to fix that.

3) Does the box still "know" about the Freeview services, that is, does it at least think it is switching among them.
If it doesn't, you'll need to do another "scan" to find them.
 
4) If all of the above is OK, it's probably one of the LNB settings that's amiss, probably the IF or intermediate frequency.  Your LNB will probably use either 10750 MHz or 11300 MHz.  If you don't know which, just try both - there'll be a setting somewhere in one of the 2800 menus.

That's all I can think of at the moment.



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  Reply # 361034 1-Aug-2010 14:48
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Hi

thanks for the reply.

I have attached it back to the TV where it last worked and it's not working on that TV either.

I think it may have reset itself.

I don't have Optus D3 as a satellite, all I have D1 and D2.  If it helps I am using a Sky dish.

The options I need to know is Satellite, LNB Type, TP index, Diseqc,

Thanks

Gary

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  Reply # 361036 1-Aug-2010 14:50
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My apologies!  I meant to write Optus D1!
LNB type could be the IF setting I mentioned.  The TP index should either be set up (probably is if your box knows about D1) or found as a result of a scan.
Do you just have one LNB?

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  Reply # 361071 1-Aug-2010 16:19
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GaryP: Hi

thanks for the reply.

I have attached it back to the TV where it last worked and it's not working on that TV either.

I think it may have reset itself.

I don't have Optus D3 as a satellite, all I have D1 and D2.  If it helps I am using a Sky dish.

The options I need to know is Satellite, LNB Type, TP index, Diseqc,

Thanks

Gary


Hi there

Try 10750 or 11300 for LNB output. The other settings are available via this link. Best of luck.


http://www.lyngsat.com/optusd1.html 



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  Reply # 361169 1-Aug-2010 19:48
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Thanks for the help.

I've got it working in the other room now, but still can't get it to work in the new location.  The LNB I used was 10750.

I have been up into the roof space and switched over the connection in the splitter and also taken the socket off the wall to make sure that it was connected.

So I guess the only thing left is the cable.

Does anybody know if there is a way to test the that the cable is working?

Thanks

Gary

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  Reply # 361175 1-Aug-2010 20:02
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Sounds like your splitter is only a single port power pass. Either change the splitter to an all ports power pass splitter or swap your leads over on the splitter.  Hope this helps.

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