- My Satellite Setup
- 80cm fixed dish, dual LNB's, Echostar 616
- My Location
- Essex, UK
I am totally new to digital satellite so please forgive my ignorance. I am UK based and have recently obtained an Echostar DSB 616 (made specially for the Polish market) and a subscription to Cyfrowy Polsat (Hotbird 13E) so that I can receive Polish channels for my wife. To get more use from the system, I have a second LNB tuned into Astra on 28.2E, both LNB's running through a DiseqC 2.0, 2x1 switch. I have tuned in all the Hotbird channels, including the ones we have paid for, but no matter what I do, I cannot receive any signal from Astra on the receiver although it is receiving a strong signal at the LNB. At first I thought maybe there was a problem because the DSB 616 is made for Poland, but I am assured that the set up I have is quite common both here in the UK and in Poland. I have tried every possible permutation on the Receiver set up menu including swapping ports, but that just results in losing Hotbird as well. The only thing left to try is the DiseqC switch but before I get the ladders out AGAIN!!, in the freezing cold, I just wondered if switching faults are common with DiseqC switches and does this problem sound as though that is what it is? Or does anybody have any other possible causes?. HELP PLEASE, this is driving me mad!!