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Topic # 81963 20-Apr-2011 19:13
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Hi is there here anyone that knows of a guide to setup NZ freeview in DVB-TV for windows XP. Im stucked I install it the dish and use satellite seeking tool to get strong signal and  when I look at the program the signal strenghth is 80% should be enough but when i try to find Optus D1 is not there in the programs list and I cant make the DVB-TV software to update over the net the new Sats. Im stuck and is not fun, I also tried Mythtv with Ubuntu and very frustrating and painful setup and did not succeded.

I focus my dish towards the same direction as the neighboors sky dish...and have strong signal but not working...grr

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Andy

What i find in the DVB satellite list is Optus A3, C1 B1 but no D1 ? 

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  Reply # 461049 20-Apr-2011 19:28
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check this to see what you should be able to pick up with what size dish you have

http://www.freetv.co.nz/channels.html

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  Reply # 461053 20-Apr-2011 19:41
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GamerOC: 
I focus my dish towards the same direction as the neighboors sky dish...and have strong signal but not working...grr
 


What did you use to 'focus' your dish? 




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  Reply # 461058 20-Apr-2011 19:55
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I looked at the direction my neighbors sky dish and then pointed that way the dish and I also used a Satellite Finder that help me find strong signal.

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  Reply # 461060 20-Apr-2011 20:07
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I would get a professional in to line it up exactly, then troubleshoot from there. Moving it by hand then using a satellite finder is no guarantee of success.




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  Reply # 461061 20-Apr-2011 20:13
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I done the sat finder before with my Father in law that has his sweet Mythtv running and show me how to set it up and we done this with decoders too, the problem is not the signal but is been unable to find the freeview sat in the DVB-T software list and updating list for some reason not going,

thanks,


Andy 

It appears as if the Sat list is old however i was looking into trying this fastsatfinder software to confirm im pointing right direction and so im going to try it now.

cheers 

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Reply # 461069 20-Apr-2011 20:30
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With my avermedia, when I tried the built in program, satelite D1 was not on the list.  I had to manually add it. May be your program has that option to add. 160 degrees, I think it was.




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  Reply # 461101 20-Apr-2011 22:01
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Gilco you are right but no matter if i ask the program to update the list i cant still see the Optus D1 and I tried downloading it manually and no luck. so Im installing Media Portal software and fastsatfinder and see if i can get that working first thing tomorrow as is too cold outside now, will keep you posted.


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  Reply # 461176 21-Apr-2011 08:26
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Optus A3 is long gone and D1 replaced B1
So use b1 and enter new transponders
 tp 12456 sr 22500 horizontal and
tp 12483 sr 22500 hor





 

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  Reply # 461183 21-Apr-2011 08:36
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2 things:

1) The satellite finder will squeal away as soon as it gets a signal.  It doesn't mean you have optus D1.  Optus C1 and D2 are all within a fairly close proximity.

2) You don't need to have an Optus D1 satellite on your list.  You can take any satellite name and call it something else.  Unless you have a motor on your satellite then it's not going to move and the direction details etc aren't going to affect the dish in any way.

Just find some satellite you'll never use and enter the details for Optus D1.

To be honest I'd enter the lnb settings, enter the Optus D1 settings and move the dish around by hand until you show some 'quality' value on your system.  Once you know you have the right satellite then by all means use the satellite finder to tweak it, but not before.

Settings to help you:
lnb will be 10750 or 11300. 
(If it's an ex sky dish then 10750 for an oval lnb and 11300 for a round one)

Transponders to search on are:
TVNZ frequency 12483 polarity H symbol rate 22500
TV3/4 etc frequency 12456 polarity H symbol rate 22500
SBS aussie channels frequency 12646 polarity V symbol rate 12600
Sky for Trackside etc frequency 12671 polarity H symbol rate 22500




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  Reply # 461184 21-Apr-2011 08:39
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Oh and use this to allow you to find something local to aim at to assist your alignment.
http://www.dishpointer.com/

Select Optus D1 Satellite, 160 E on the list.
Enter your address.
Drag the green marker to where your dish actually is on your house.
Check for something along the line to help you align it.

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  Reply # 461190 21-Apr-2011 08:43
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Satellite finders are a waste of time, there are three satellites in the same general direction (ie each 4deg apart) that a finder cannot distinguish one from the other. To do the job quickly, get someone with a satellite meter, should take them all of 2mins from on to off the roof.

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  Reply # 461200 21-Apr-2011 09:01
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Thank you injuised, Jaxson and cyril7. the information you guys provide me will help me get some good insight on how to setup this media box and I will try again this morning.


One thing i did not tell you guys is that when i press it scan satellite it shows scanning and numbers but no channels on the list then it goes back to the player software but when i play tv it saids cant display tv because the quality is too low. also i notice on the setup it is showing 80% strength but quality stays in zero. well i will try and see if i can set it up.


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  Reply # 461209 21-Apr-2011 09:21
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GamerOC:  it is showing 80% strength but quality stays in zero.


It's telling you it's getting a signal but it doesn't know what to do with it.

If you've selected some other satellite it will have different settings pre loaded for it, and these will be useless for the Optus D1 satellite.  Go and load up the data that I posted above and then that way when you hit scan it will be looking in the right place for your channels. 

Who knows, you might already be aligned to the right one.

Does your software have a blind scan feature?
ie will it automatically find all channels for you?



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  Reply # 461267 21-Apr-2011 11:54
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im about to try this again, and yes my software have a blind scan feature but does need the numbers of frequency and so on entered to work i assume.

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  Reply # 461273 21-Apr-2011 12:09
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Ok, if it has a blind scan then run that. Tell us what it finds. If you get anything then we can probably tell you what satellite you've aligned yourself to and then how to adjust it to where you want to be.

Are you sure the lnb details are entered correctly?

What lnb are you using?
Is it new or an ex sky one?
What shape is it?

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