dream motorised sat dish set up

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sitja

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sky digital, dreambox 500s using cccam 2.0.9 with gemini 4.2 image
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ireland
hi guys im thinking of setting up a motorised dish system im new to this so just want to ask a few questions first. i plan on using a dreambox s with a motorised dish so if anyone has done this could you please tell me or recommend to me:
(a) what size dish, brand i should use
(b) what lnb i should get
(c) what motor i need
(d) anything else im missing that i would need.

thanks hope to here back from you guys.
 
satelliteman

satelliteman

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Quite a list and plenty of those can be answered by searching the forum :)

Given your location though, I think a decent 1m dish would be required for reliable reception of the usual satellites.

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sitja

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sky digital, dreambox 500s using cccam 2.0.9 with gemini 4.2 image
My Location
ireland
ha ha thanks. i have no previous experience at this type thing now but i would be good with tools and diy stuff. so is it a really hard thing to do or can it be done with the right info under my belt?
 
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Yes it can be done but not rushed :)

Suggest you spend a couple of weeks searching, reading and asking before you set out to tackle the job.

Not sure a dreambox is the best entry level receiver to start off with, maybe a standard FTA receiver would suit at first.
 
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sitja

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My Satellite Setup
sky digital, dreambox 500s using cccam 2.0.9 with gemini 4.2 image
My Location
ireland
thanks dont worry i like to dig very deep before i take any drastic action.. oh really you think starting with the dreambox is a bit advanced??
 
Llew

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Triple Dragon, Dreambox 8000, Echostar AD3000ip, TBS6522,6925,6983 PCie cards.
Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
My Location
The Flatlands of East Anglia
The Dreamboxes are a hobby in itself. Depends what you wish to achieve with it.
You can use it just for watching FTA programmes, like any other box. but it is an expensive proposition using it just for that. The fun comes later when you dig into its possibilities; I refer you to our extensive Dreambox section ;)
 
Robbo

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TM6800HD, TM1000, TM600 Linux,TM2200 motor, Channel Master 1.2m motorised, TD110 dish Meter=Satlook Micro+G2 NIT
My Location
Gravesend,Kent,UK
There are many choices available, but to start off with you probably want to keep it simple.

Televes 1m, Triax TD88, Gibertini 1m, etc etc any of these will do.

Moteck sg2100a, Tm2200, Tm2300 no probs with these.

LNB, not too critical, Inverto, Smart Titanium, Technomate, etc

T&K brackets galvanised, size to suit

Scaffold pole- steel, best nice and strong, doesn't sqauash.

wf100 or pf100 (screwfix) - good quality cable.


I agree, not a good idea to start with a Dreambox, the Linux boxes are an acquired taste. Not easy to learn the basics with.

My observations with using a Linux machine so far, are that some things that should be really easy to do are a right pita to do, but others that would be very difficult to do on a standard box, are childs play on a Linux machine, with a good image on it.
 
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Oakey22

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Penta 85cm, Quad LND, DM8000,Nabilosat Blackhole v11.
My Location
Staffordshire
I had no experience with Satellites before i joined here, i read a couple of tutorials on installing a dish and setting the motor and i had mine up and running in no time.

I have a Pentra 85cm dish and a DM8000 dreambox, i dont find the linux side of things too hard even though i have never used it before. I now have setup a pc with linux running on it acting as my server.

Just take your time and all will be well.
 
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