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Help for satellite (NOT Sky) newbie

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Old January 18th 06, 12:55 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Michael Chare
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Default Help for satellite (NOT Sky) newbie

"MJ Ray" wrote in message
lid (Alan Pemberton)
[...] Normally with an FTA receiver,
unless it's already done for you by the manufacturer, you have to type
in all the transponder frequencies (and polarisation, symbol rate and
perhaps forward-error correction factor) by hand [...]

Can't most do a network scan, so you only need one transponder from
each provider?

Apparently the satellites broadcast a NIT (Network Information Table) For a bit
more info search for NIT on this link:


How much use a particular receiver makes of this is another matter!


Michael Chare

Old January 21st 06, 10:32 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Default Help for satellite (NOT Sky) newbie

Mike Henry wrote:

In , "Steve"

There are two options in the Picture menu: 'letterbox' and
'pan-and-scan'. If you put it in letterbox and the broadcast 16:9
anamorphic, it displays OK on a 16:9 telly. But there is definitely no
SCART switching signal.

In this day and age the lack of SCART switching (and RGB) is

I see that Maplins sell another system that is but 20 more expensive,
made by "Metronic".

Has anyone tried this? Does it have the same RGB and WS limitations?

(I've been to the Metronic website, but there are no details).


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