Dreambox

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I've decided to dispose of my Humax F1-vac1 and purchase a Dreambox. Obviously I want a motorised system, presumably the Dreambox will support Diseqc 1.2..
My question is what new equipment will I need? I already have a 90cm dish and cabling. Really I'm not sure about the functions and permutations of motors, positioners, 'actuators?' H to H mounts etc..
Any help would be appreciated..
 

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My Satellite Setup
Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
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Berkshire
If you're sticking with the 90cm dish Howard, you can go for a reasonably priced DiseqC motor, there is a link to one in one of the other posts for £80 or so.
 

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thnaks m8, is that all I'll need? if the motor moves the dish does it need a positioner to position it?

btw what does an actuator do?

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Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
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If you have a receiver with DiseqC 1.2, that will be capable of controlling the motor, even DiseqC 1.0 will control certain motors, giving you 4 positions, so you could use it even with your existing receiver.

Actuators are used with the conventional 4 wire systems and can drive much bigger dishes, but if you're only using the 90 cm the DiseqC will suffice.
 

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Thank you once again, I really appreciate your help.

Does anyboby know of a site offering basic information for beginners?
 

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I would say that you are already here Howard :) with the search function and loads of members around to answer any additional questions, you should find all of the information that you require.
 
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