Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

43 posts

+1 received by user: 1

Topic # 87066 19-Jul-2011 08:26
Send private message

We moved house and havent been able to get SBS on the new houses dish. What do I need to do to the sky dish to get SBS? i've read of changing the LNB bit on the dish. If its a simple job dont mind doing myself, but need some guidance on what parts to get.

Create new topic
1677 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 7


  Reply # 495154 19-Jul-2011 10:07
Send private message

firstly, can you get normal Freeview? Is this the only set top box plugged in to the dish?

Please note that SBS is quite a bit weaker than Freeview signals. For Freeview/Sky is around 14dB, whereas SBS is usually around 10dB or sometimes even less.

43 posts

+1 received by user: 1

  Reply # 495156 19-Jul-2011 10:13
Send private message

I can get normal Freeview ok, we dont have sky nor plan to ever have it. Yes we only have one receiver stb.

546 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 13

  Reply # 495382 19-Jul-2011 18:25

It could be that the LNB in the dish has gone off frequency (SBS is more sensitive to that than Freeview).

You can test this theory out by moving the LNB frequency in the decoder up or down 5-10MHz and seeing the result (whether you get lock on SBS). My one dropped 10MHz, so now I've got my decoder LNB frequency set to 10740MHz. This only seems to happen with the oval shaped Sky 10750 LNB's.

If that doesn't help, you probably need to optimise the LNB skew angle and dish angle as they now need to be perfect for SBS to be received on smaller dishes (below 70cm).

don't mess with me.... i'm the hd insider....

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.