Hotbird with Sky Digibox

D4ftpunk

Regular Member
Messages
358
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
Dreambox 7020
Dreambox DM500
Sky Thomsom Digibox
StrongSat FTA Reciever
80cm Dish + 45cm Dish via Disecq A/B.
My Location
England
#1
Hi, i just got another dish fitted and pointed to Hotbird and i have plugged the coax into my sky digibox, can someone tell me a few chans i can test out with add channels, like RAI uno and VIVA Poliska please, the signals and settings i need to enter thanks :)
 

rolfw

Believe it when I see it Admin.
Staff member
Messages
37,697
Likes
1,285
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.
My Location
Berkshire
#2

D4ftpunk

Regular Member
Messages
358
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
Dreambox 7020
Dreambox DM500
Sky Thomsom Digibox
StrongSat FTA Reciever
80cm Dish + 45cm Dish via Disecq A/B.
My Location
England
#3
Been there already, when i go into system system signal test their is no signal being recieved, and also on lyngsat not all chans have SR - FEC
SID - VPID . instead of 27500 3/4 they have like
Viva Polska
611 190 191 Po
 

D4ftpunk

Regular Member
Messages
358
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
Dreambox 7020
Dreambox DM500
Sky Thomsom Digibox
StrongSat FTA Reciever
80cm Dish + 45cm Dish via Disecq A/B.
My Location
England
#5
Hmm my sky digibox says its picking up no signal, do sky boxes work on hotbird sat if u use add channels ? it doesnt even find a signal, what could be wrong?
 

D4ftpunk

Regular Member
Messages
358
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
Dreambox 7020
Dreambox DM500
Sky Thomsom Digibox
StrongSat FTA Reciever
80cm Dish + 45cm Dish via Disecq A/B.
My Location
England
#6
ah yea works now :D thanks mate i found that website before just not hotbird page :D
 

rolfw

Believe it when I see it Admin.
Staff member
Messages
37,697
Likes
1,285
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.
My Location
Berkshire
#7
The main signal meter is set for the default transponder on Astra 28.2, to check what signal you are getting, do the following:

Services/System Setup/Press 0-1-Select/manual Tuning and type in the settings for a FTA hotbird channel.
 

D4ftpunk

Regular Member
Messages
358
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
Dreambox 7020
Dreambox DM500
Sky Thomsom Digibox
StrongSat FTA Reciever
80cm Dish + 45cm Dish via Disecq A/B.
My Location
England
#8
yea done all that :p viewing RAI UNO atm :) thanks guys heh been waiting for this for ages, my SkyStar2 card comes tommrow :D
 

rolfw

Believe it when I see it Admin.
Staff member
Messages
37,697
Likes
1,285
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.
My Location
Berkshire
#9
Ahh, then the fun begins and things get a little more interesting. :)
 

D4ftpunk

Regular Member
Messages
358
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
Dreambox 7020
Dreambox DM500
Sky Thomsom Digibox
StrongSat FTA Reciever
80cm Dish + 45cm Dish via Disecq A/B.
My Location
England
#10
hmm your right :p found lots of mature content already ;)
 

Samm

Member
Messages
2
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
Hotbird
My Location
Spain
#11
forgive me if it takes a long time open this issue but I have almost the same problem I have a Sky digibox without a card and I want to configure for hotbird channels but I can not see
I accessed the menu I have set the frequency lnb etc but I can not see the channels psyche telling me that I have Satellite
I hope help please
thanks in advance
 

Topper

Amo Amas Amant Admin
Staff member
Messages
21,719
Likes
3,309
My Satellite Setup
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
#12
The only help I will give you is do not bother wasting your time with a sky box on Hotbird, the stb is crippled by limited FEC and SR and frequency rates and cannot receive the vast majority of channels as it is designed for sky UK. You will be limited to a maximum of 50 channels as well as they will all need adding, bin it or sell it don't waste your time or ours
 

PaulR

Dazed and Confused Admin
Staff member
Messages
15,777
Likes
3,128
My Satellite Setup
-----------See sig-----------
My Location
Wirral, NW UK and Vaucluse, France.
#13
Does the satellite dish point at 13E? If you haven't turned the satellite dish towards the right satellite then you can't receive the right signal.

BUT. as Topper says, the Digibox is so frustrating in the way it works that, even if you get it to work, after a short while you will want to buy a separate receiver.
 

Samm

Member
Messages
2
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
Hotbird
My Location
Spain
#14
I have another decoder but I would like to use the sky digibox tambiene
but I find the channel that tells me there but when I do not see the menu says there is no satellite when I have done everything I set the lnb's decodificiador
the signal is good but not working etc.
Then the decoder used for something or throw it?
 

Analoguesat

Administrator
Staff member
Messages
45,682
Likes
8,347
Location
Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
#15
The only way to use a Sky digibox is to use Add Channels and then view using Other Channels.
 
Messages
1
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
sky digital decoder and freesat decoder. nothing on computer.
My Location
south west scotland
#16
I have been trying for over a year with various equipment to get nilesat or hotbird here. Guess what? I am moving to Egypt instead.............cheaper, easier and less stress!!!!!
 

Analoguesat

Administrator
Staff member
Messages
45,682
Likes
8,347
Location
Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
#17
You can forget Nilesat in Scotland - it would need a huge dish. Hotbird is an easy catch even on small dishes, although a Sky digibox is not a good receiver to try to use away from the Sky uk transmissions.
 

Lazarus

Tout Rond Bon Oeuf
Staff member
Messages
24,858
Likes
7,418
My Satellite Setup
80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
#18
Hotbird is an easy catch in SW Scotland.

60cm Dish and any old DVB-S Receiver (other than a Sky box!!)

Edit: AS is on the rocket fuel again.
 
Top