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  #1  
Old July 19th 03, 10:01 PM posted to uk.tech.tv.sky
Dennis Evanson
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Default Sky tv dish

Just moved house,new house has a old type sky dish on it,is there an easy
way to get this to work with my Pace digi box,only want to use it with my
freeview sky card,Don't want any subscription channels at all. Dish and LNB
look as new,previous owner says they had just been fitted when he moved in
about 18 months ago ?. Have hooked it up to my Pace digi box,but nothing
happens at all, no signal being received.


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Old July 19th 03, 10:07 PM posted to uk.tech.tv.sky
Stephen Peterson
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Default Sky tv dish


"Dennis Evanson" wrote in message
...
Just moved house,new house has a old type sky dish on it,is there an easy
way to get this to work with my Pace digi box,only want to use it with my
freeview sky card,Don't want any subscription channels at all. Dish and

LNB
look as new,previous owner says they had just been fitted when he moved in
about 18 months ago ?. Have hooked it up to my Pace digi box,but nothing
happens at all, no signal being received.

Because its pointing at the wrong sat! You need a new LNB/Dish from a

local installer. BTW if you sell a house, the fact that you have an external
dish is recorded as a fixture and fitting, and unless you state otherwise
its illegal to remove the dish from the property. Further if you have two or
more dishes on a property you might have to seek planning permission.


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Old July 20th 03, 06:56 AM posted to uk.tech.tv.sky
Jomtien
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Default Sky tv dish

Dennis Evanson wrote:

Dish and LNB
look as new,previous owner says they had just been fitted when he moved in
about 18 months ago ?.


If so they are presumably for Astra 2. There could be several things
wrong though: faulty cable, dish alignment, faulty LNB etc. etc.

--
Digibox problem? : A reboot solves 90% of these.
The Sky Digital FAQ: http://tinyurl.com/guiv
How to get UK TV overseas: http://tinyurl.com/6p73
Fed up with logos / red buttons? : http://logofreetv.org/
BBC gone? : http://www.astra2d.cjb.net/
----
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No monies return'd. ;-)
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Old July 21st 03, 10:30 AM posted to uk.tech.tv.sky
Steve
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Default Sky tv dish

So did you get any joy then Dennis?
Have you proved if the old dish is working or not?
Steve

"Steve" wrote in message
...
The dish is likely to be pointing at 19.2 East, and not 28.2 East where it
needs to be. It is also important that the LNB fitted on the dish is of
'Universal' type. If the fitting date given be the last owner/tenant is
pretty much correct then its highly likely the LNB is of the correct type

to
work with your digibox (if it was brand new when fitted, that is!), if not
then it might be the older type thats not compatible.

Nevertheless the dish will need correctly positioning before you`ll get

any
signals from it from Sky Digital @28.2E

Assuming the dish is at 19.2E, you could prove that the dish and LNB are
working correctly by adding Sky News manually on your digibox (as this
channel is broadcast digitally from 19.2E)

To add the 'Sky News' channel manually, do the following:

Press 'Services' on your Sky remote
Press 4
Press 4 again
Enter the details given below:

Frequency: 11.597
Polarisation V
Symbol Rate (Mbaud) 22.0
FEC 5/6

Highlight 'Find Channels' and press the 'Select' button

The only channel that should appear is 'Sky News', if it does press the
Yellow button to select the channel (a tick will appear beside the name),
then press the 'Select' button. Finish the procedure by pressing

'Select'
button again...........

To clear the 'Add Channels' menu press 'Backup' button three times.

To view the 'Sky News' channel you have just added:
Press 'Services' button
Press 6
Highlight 'Sky News' if its not already highlighted (in yellow)
Press 'Select' button to view the channel

If you get Sky News up OK, then the dish and LNB are working correctly,

and
the LNB is the required (universal) type.

All you need to do now is get the dish repositioned onto 28.2E (this is
maybe a job for a satellite fitter unless you have some know-how, a
satellite meter or plenty of patience, or both : - )

But at least you`ll know the dish is working OK before you call out

someone
to move your dish.
Steve

"Dennis Evanson" wrote in message
...
Just moved house,new house has a old type sky dish on it,is there an

easy
way to get this to work with my Pace digi box,only want to use it with

my
freeview sky card,Don't want any subscription channels at all. Dish and

LNB
look as new,previous owner says they had just been fitted when he moved

in
about 18 months ago ?. Have hooked it up to my Pace digi box,but nothing
happens at all, no signal being received.






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Old July 21st 03, 09:13 PM posted to uk.tech.tv.sky
Dennis Evanson
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Default Sky tv dish

thanks for all the help.have had a close look at the LNB and its an old
one,so its either get a new digi dish fitted or go for freewiew,they want
80 tosupply and fit a new dish,so freeview looks a better bet.

Dennis


"Steve" wrote in message
...
So did you get any joy then Dennis?
Have you proved if the old dish is working or not?
Steve

"Steve" wrote in message
...
The dish is likely to be pointing at 19.2 East, and not 28.2 East where

it
needs to be. It is also important that the LNB fitted on the dish is of
'Universal' type. If the fitting date given be the last owner/tenant is
pretty much correct then its highly likely the LNB is of the correct

type
to
work with your digibox (if it was brand new when fitted, that is!), if

not
then it might be the older type thats not compatible.

Nevertheless the dish will need correctly positioning before you`ll get

any
signals from it from Sky Digital @28.2E

Assuming the dish is at 19.2E, you could prove that the dish and LNB are
working correctly by adding Sky News manually on your digibox (as this
channel is broadcast digitally from 19.2E)

To add the 'Sky News' channel manually, do the following:

Press 'Services' on your Sky remote
Press 4
Press 4 again
Enter the details given below:

Frequency: 11.597
Polarisation V
Symbol Rate (Mbaud) 22.0
FEC 5/6

Highlight 'Find Channels' and press the 'Select' button

The only channel that should appear is 'Sky News', if it does press the
Yellow button to select the channel (a tick will appear beside the

name),
then press the 'Select' button. Finish the procedure by pressing

'Select'
button again...........

To clear the 'Add Channels' menu press 'Backup' button three times.

To view the 'Sky News' channel you have just added:
Press 'Services' button
Press 6
Highlight 'Sky News' if its not already highlighted (in yellow)
Press 'Select' button to view the channel

If you get Sky News up OK, then the dish and LNB are working correctly,

and
the LNB is the required (universal) type.

All you need to do now is get the dish repositioned onto 28.2E (this is
maybe a job for a satellite fitter unless you have some know-how, a
satellite meter or plenty of patience, or both : - )

But at least you`ll know the dish is working OK before you call out

someone
to move your dish.
Steve

"Dennis Evanson" wrote in message
...
Just moved house,new house has a old type sky dish on it,is there an

easy
way to get this to work with my Pace digi box,only want to use it with

my
freeview sky card,Don't want any subscription channels at all. Dish

and
LNB
look as new,previous owner says they had just been fitted when he

moved
in
about 18 months ago ?. Have hooked it up to my Pace digi box,but

nothing
happens at all, no signal being received.








  #7  
Old July 22nd 03, 04:43 AM posted to uk.tech.tv.sky
The Wizard
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Default Sky tv dish


"Dennis Evanson" wrote in message
...
thanks for all the help.have had a close look at the LNB and its an old
one,so its either get a new digi dish fitted or go for freewiew,they want
80 tosupply and fit a new dish,so freeview looks a better bet.


Why not just buy a new LNB for the old dish,I would assume this to be quite
a lot less expensive?

OTOH, If you happen to be shopping round for a DVD player,You could try the
model with the built-in Freeview tuner perhaps?
Just a couple of options.



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Old July 22nd 03, 06:30 AM posted to uk.tech.tv.sky
Jomtien
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Default Sky tv dish

Dennis Evanson wrote:

thanks for all the help.have had a close look at the LNB and its an old
one,so its either get a new digi dish fitted or go for freewiew,they want
£80 tosupply and fit a new dish,so freeview looks a better bet.


You can replace a standard 40mm collar LNB for about £15. Do it
carefully and you will not need to re-align the dish.

--
Digibox problem? : A reboot solves 90% of these.
The Sky Digital FAQ: http://tinyurl.com/guiv
How to get UK TV overseas: http://tinyurl.com/6p73
Fed up with logos / red buttons? : http://logofreetv.org/
BBC gone? : http://www.astra2d.cjb.net/
----
Only the truth as I see it.
No monies return'd. ;-)
 




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