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13 East with Sky Box

john22

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Samsung Motorised COMAG sl55. Panosonic TUDSB 30 Sky box.
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Ireland
#1
Hello Everyone,
Just wondering , If I point my dish at Hotbird and use a Sky Box is it possiable to receive the FTA channels on that satellite.
John.
 

rossy

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Skybox f3 spiderbox died hd9000 technomate 1500ci+, skystar2,1.1m dish .3db bluline lnb,Sky,
Span 58W to 42e with trees bare! 42e gone and now 39e
My Location
southern england, Berkshire
#2
john22 said:
Hello Everyone,
Just wondering , If I point my dish at Hotbird and use a Sky Box is it possiable to receive the FTA channels on that satellite.
John.

You can get the FTA channels that use symbol rate of 27500 and 22000 as that is the restriction of the skybox.
 

Analoguesat

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Scottish Borders
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TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
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Scottish Borders
#3
Dont forget you can only Add up to 50 channels at a go - often nearer 20!

And you have to go through the Other Channels faff each time you change channel
 

john22

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Samsung Motorised COMAG sl55. Panosonic TUDSB 30 Sky box.
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Ireland
#4
Thanks rossy,
Understood: Will check out the S/R on Satco Thanks for Quick reply.
 

Likvid

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#5
And don't unplugg the mains at anytime, my Pace deletes all channels in "Other channels" afterwards.

I think this is intentionally and not a technical fault....
 
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plaza st500
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wmids
#6
not worth the hassle setting up hotbird on sky digi box.

absolute bollox.

({})

best bet is a fta receiver which can be patched.

:D
 

Topper

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IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
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#7
mouk said:
not worth the hassle setting up hotbird on sky digi box.
absolute bollox.
({})
best bet is a fta receiver which can be patched.
:D
Your rather blunt comment is based on the assumption that the poster has money to spend, he may not have so I think 50 channels even with all the inconvenience of the channel changing with the equipment he already has is far better than none at all. Not everybody has money to throw at a solution
 

chrislloret

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#8
toppervte33h said:
Your rather blunt comment is based on the assumption that the poster has money to spend, he may not have so I think 50 channels even with all the inconvenience of the channel changing with the equipment he already has is far better than none at all. Not everybody has money to throw at a solution
Well, if his SLY Box got a sub in it, he can spend the 40 or 60 quid it costs for a FTA box since it seems to cost quite a bundle, and if he just got the digibox he can change it easely for a decent reciever, getting all the digibox gets (only more confortable and bar 4+5). So it seems, it really is not a bad idea.

Greetings
Chris
 

Yeshi

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#9
I am going to try this.. i have a box thats not subbed..

Im not going to do it because i want to use it.. just educational purposes only :)

BTW the cam slot on the sly boxes are they disabled??
 

Analoguesat

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#10
Yeshi said:
I am going to try this.. i have a box thats not subbed..

Im not going to do it because i want to use it.. just educational purposes only :)

BTW the cam slot on the sly boxes are they disabled??
Yes. Sky boxes are good for Sky encryption ONLY.
 

Topper

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IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
#11
Yeshi said:
I am going to try this.. i have a box thats not subbed..

Im not going to do it because i want to use it.. just educational purposes only :)

BTW the cam slot on the sly boxes are they disabled??
That's what I like to hear positive enthusiasm. Have fun enjoy that's what life is all about, trying things out experimenting Happy tinkering:D
 

Yeshi

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#12
Tried it :( when i went to add channels i changed the frequency etc etc ones that where in between the limits... clicked search and came up "no signal"

Goin to play further, as its not about watching its about getting it working :D

Oh btw in the "signal test" section it comes up as not locked but says 013e .. so it knows what sat its on :)
 

john22

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Samsung Motorised COMAG sl55. Panosonic TUDSB 30 Sky box.
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Ireland
#13
Thanks Guys+Gals,
Tried it out to-day works a treat. Picked up the box at a car boot did not know if it would work.For anyone with a :-thumb1out of contract box well worth the effort and great fun.
John.
 

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IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
#14
john22 said:
Thanks Guys+Gals,
Tried it out to-day works a treat. Picked up the box at a car boot did not know if it would work.For anyone with a :-thumb1out of contract box well worth the effort and great fun. John.
Good for you John I hope it inspires you further, it is a thrill and a half picking up the unknown for next to nothing ;) :cool:
 

Yeshi

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#15
Got a service call on my sly+ box today.. theres a fault with it.. im going to try it then :D

Im going to them take piccys of my setups :)