Dish set up

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jasonbracken

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My Satellite Setup
silvercrest system computer acer
My Location
IRELAND
i have a silvercrest but cant get any tv have it all set up and pointing the dish in the same direction as other satellite dishes on mt block of flats can u help
 
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pgh13

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My Satellite Setup
XTrend ET8000, Dr HD 15, PC/twinhan combination. 80cm dish. GBPVR with 2 DTTV cards +hauppauge Media MVP +Raspberry Pi running XBMC
My Location
Midlands UK
The positioning is critical. An inch out and get nothing. Also, the receiver may take a second or so to lock so you need to move slowly, a fraction at a time and if you don't get anything then alter the elevation slightly and try it again. Also double check that you have made the connections properly on the ends of the cable
 
satelliteman

satelliteman

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My Satellite Setup
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My Location
East Midlands, UK & Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Moved posts to new thread :)
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

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My Satellite Setup
80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
Fortunately, the Silvercrest has a very useful built in "Beeper" which negates the need for a Sat Finder or to be able to see the TV screen whilst aligning.

I whack mine into my Audio System and blast it out of the window when doing alignments at home!
 
Channel Hopper

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My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK South
It's not just the Silvercrest though that needs setting up, the dish and LNB skew may be the same type as that sold by Maplin with their Passion HD box. Nothing wrong with the system, just the set up is not as one would expect.

It might be worth buying a 10 Euro signal meter, just for that bit of confidence on the roof.
 
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