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Amb

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#91904 22-Oct-2011 12:29
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I can find plenty of information about using Freeview with an existing Sky Box.  Everything says Sky powers the 'LNB' (whatever that means)

But what happens if I no longer have Sky (Got rid of it years ago as was overpriced).  I still have the Dish and wiring.  Can I just plug a new Freeview box into this and expect it to go?  The info for sharing Sky suggests the sky box powered some stuff. 

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kiwisat
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  #536408 22-Oct-2011 12:37
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Yes you can easily connect a freeview box to a sky dish. The LNB requires power to work and this is supplied via the cable that goes to the dish from a freeview or sky box, doesn't matter which.

All you then may need to do is ensure you select the correct LNB type in the setup menu of your freeview box to match the LNB on your dish, either 10750 or 11300 in the LO (local oscillator) setting for LNB type. All done with the remote control. But you have a 50% chance that the setting will match your dish.

Go for it.

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  #536410 22-Oct-2011 12:39
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Thanks for the prompt reply.  I will go buy a box and see what happens :)

Worst case scenario, I cant watch TV any more and both me and the dog will end up healthier.... :D

 
 
 
 


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  #536414 22-Oct-2011 12:57
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Yeah rock off to the warehouse and buy their $80 freeview approved satellite box. It will scan both types of lnb and store and arrange the channels for you. Couldn't be easier.

This one here

B1GGLZ
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  #536415 22-Oct-2011 13:04
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Amb:
Worst case scenario, I cant watch TV any more and both me and the dog will end up healthier.... :D


Well that depends on where you live.
If you are in a Freeview UHF Terrestrial area a new TV or HD STB will work otherwise satellite is the only option.

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  #536419 22-Oct-2011 13:14
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Jaxson: Yeah rock off to the warehouse and buy their $80 freeview approved satellite box. It will scan both types of lnb and store and arrange the channels for you. Couldn't be easier.

This one here


If you want to watch anything other than NZ stations then Don't buy a NZ Freeview certified box go to the and have a look at their non approved ones.. http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/satellite-receivers-c-2.html




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  #536421 22-Oct-2011 13:18
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old3eyes:
If you want to watch anything other than NZ stations then Don't buy a NZ Freeview certified box


Sorry but this is simply not 100% correct.  Some approved ones are locked down to freeview only, but others can allow you tune in other satellites and channels.  I know as I have done this myself. 

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  #536536 22-Oct-2011 19:29
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I have a Transonic freeview decoder and easily tuned in the SBS channels and trackside channel. 

 
 
 
 


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  #536579 22-Oct-2011 22:07
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That is true but nearly every Freeview Satellite receiver can't do HDMI, HD or the DVB-S2 required for three of the Australian stations.

I notice a new DTVS-DSR1 model listed on Freeviewnz.tv. It is listed as supporting HDMI, USB rec, DVB-S2 and 1080i upscaling. Any word on whether it supports EIT and MPEG-4 and HD streams from the Aus channels?

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  #536634 23-Oct-2011 08:50
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bfginger: That is true but nearly every Freeview Satellite receiver can't do HDMI, HD or the DVB-S2 required for three of the Australian stations.

I notice a new DTVS-DSR1 model listed on Freeviewnz.tv. It is listed as supporting HDMI, USB rec, DVB-S2 and 1080i upscaling. Any word on whether it supports EIT and MPEG-4 and HD streams from the Aus channels?



Its not Mpeg 4 so no HD  





 

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