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# 77513 17-Feb-2011 11:34
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It has started complaining of no or bad signal. Used a satellite finder and dish is correctly positioned.
Could someone just confirm what the Antenna settings should be?

I have  

Satellite  =  Optus D1
LNB Type  = User  (its a dual LNB)
LNB Low  = 5150
LNB High  = 5750
TP  = (2) 12483
DiSEqC  = Disable
0/12 v  = 0v
22KHz  = Off
LNB Power  = On

Q = 0% and L = 63%

Is it time to bin it?

 Thanks.

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  # 440631 17-Feb-2011 11:45
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C band LNB?

As I would have expected the LNB to be 10750 or 11300 if it is a sky one and not aftermarket



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  # 440635 17-Feb-2011 11:56
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Its an ex-Sky one, thanks.
 

 
 
 
 


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  # 440638 17-Feb-2011 12:01
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Looks like it's reset itself or similar.

Is you ex sky lnb a oval shaped one or a round shape? (ie the face of the lnb as it looks at the dish).

Anyway, yeah you'll have to select a different lnb from the list. Look for one with a frequency of 10750 or 11300. You might have to enter these details yourself.

Set these values for both and test, ie:

LNB Low = 10750
LNB High = 10750

No one has told me why you'd opt for these Digistar units over say the new Ultraplus 700hdmi PVR.



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  # 440645 17-Feb-2011 12:14
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Its oval. So Hi and Low the same value? Digistar was cheap at the time, where are the Utraplus available?
Thanks.



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  # 440665 17-Feb-2011 12:41
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10750/10750 didnt work so set to 10750/11300 and now I am getting q=42% and l = 87%



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  # 440674 17-Feb-2011 12:52
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But still not good enough for a signal, could my LNB be bad?

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  # 440681 17-Feb-2011 12:58
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I'd start with re aligning the dish given you said you did that earlier to try and fix it.

 
 
 
 




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  # 440693 17-Feb-2011 13:16
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Yeh, i checked the alighnment and its definately right but stll only get Q=42% (quality?) and L = 89% (Loss?)
So I guess its a tossup, new LNB or new STB :-(

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  # 440715 17-Feb-2011 14:02
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The oval SKY lnbs have been starting to fail lately.

Got anyone else nearby with a sat box you can test the current lnb setup with?



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  # 440718 17-Feb-2011 14:05
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Will ask around. If its the LNB any suggestions on what to go for or just pick something off Trademe?

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  # 440721 17-Feb-2011 14:12
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http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/satellite-dish-lnbs-c-6.html

Better chance of support in my opinion.

Up to you but honestly for me I don't mind paying a bit more for a quality product I can trust.
I don't like having to go back to an install again.

They sell the Ultraplus unit I mentioned above too.  I haven't tried it, but it seems to now be in a similar price bracket as the Digistar units.  Well unless you got the digistar for $50, but anyway it has hdmi and PVR functions.  I'm going to get one soon and will report back on my findings of it.

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