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  Reply # 459535 16-Apr-2011 20:59
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Find the details here: http://www.lyngsat.com/optusd1.html



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  Reply # 459558 16-Apr-2011 21:54
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xarqi: Find the details here: http://www.lyngsat.com/optusd1.html


yeah i've visited this page a few times, but am confused by it.

does it mean that Channel 9 etc are on 12398 - 11909 - Vertical  ????
has anyone tried this successfully???


i can recieve SBS/1 on 12646 - 12600 - Vertical 



 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 459559 16-Apr-2011 21:54
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Nine, GEM etc. are DVB-S2 channels and hence will not be received on a DVB-S only receiver.




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  Reply # 459560 16-Apr-2011 21:55
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ahh, that sucks... cos they look like really good channels :)

anyone understand why we are able to recieve SBS here in New Zealand? why would they use a different way to the other Australian channels?



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  Reply # 459562 16-Apr-2011 21:59
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Nine, GEM etc. are DVB-S2 channel


can anyone tell me what channels you personally can recieve??
just so i know what's "out there"? are there any i'm potentially missing from the list below???

i can get:
ONE
TV2
3
FOUR
MAORI
U
TVNZ 7
TV3 +1
C4
PRIME
TRACKSIDE
SBS/1
SBS/2
STRATOS
CUE
PARLIAMENT TV
TE REO
SHINE TV

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  Reply # 459563 16-Apr-2011 22:00
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lannykaster:
does it mean that Channel 9 etc are on 12398 - 11909 - Vertical  ????
has anyone tried this successfully???
 


12398 is the frequency in MHz
11909 is the symbol rate in KSym/sec
Vertical is the polarity




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  Reply # 459577 16-Apr-2011 23:56
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Just to confirm - I get those three Australian channels on 12398V DVB-S2 with no problems, complete with EPG.

I believe we get SBS here because there was no room on the Australia-only beam for the Tasmanian variant, so they had to put it on the beam that also covers NZ. It's the silver lining in the limited capacity on Optus D1, the cloud being that we don't get NZ FTA HD (despite it being broadcast by Sky!)

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  Reply # 459738 17-Apr-2011 15:16
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lannykaster: ahh, that sucks... cos they look like really good channels :)


anyone understand why we are able to recieve SBS here in New Zealand? why would they use a different way to the other Australian channels?


They are being beamed to Tasmania on the same sat as FV and Sky  so we are able to get them..   




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  Reply # 460743 20-Apr-2011 03:01
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 Optus D1 contains numerous beams - some are spot beams covering NZ, some Australia and others cover the entire region. From memory the SBS transmission we get here is a link into Tasmania and is only viewable here because of transponder space constraints. It could go at any time.


Does this mean Channel 9, GEM and GO could disappear at anytime too? 

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  Reply # 460855 20-Apr-2011 10:29
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berrys:
 Optus D1 contains numerous beams - some are spot beams covering NZ, some Australia and others cover the entire region. From memory the SBS transmission we get here is a link into Tasmania and is only viewable here because of transponder space constraints. It could go at any time.


Does this mean Channel 9, GEM and GO could disappear at anytime too? 


could be there for another 2 years, could be there for another 2 mins.  There is no certainty about these things.

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