Lidl Porty II

fraternige

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Comag Porty II from Lidl
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South Wales
#1
I am new to the satallite world having just bought the Porty II at Lidl.
After initial setting up problems I have now sussed how to get a signal and have been able to find 3 satallites, Astra 1, Hotbird and Astra 2. I am interested in the BBC channels on Astra 2 but even though there is a strong quality signal (70%) a picture does not appear, the German and French channels appear without any problems, can anyone help please? The signal does seem to fade in and out a bit, I assume thats due to the weather. I am finding the whole thing very frustrating. The manual supplied by Comag is only usefull as emergency loo paper or to even up the legs of a wonkey table, I was only able to get anywhere because of this site! If you could help more I will be eternaly grateful.:)

I have tried all I can think of but still no luck, when I select BBC channels the screen goes blank even though there is a strong quality signal from the satallite:-lan2
 

rolfw

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Berkshire
#2
Have you established that the transponders are listed for the BBC channels?
 

gameboy

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Scotland
#4
Do the BBC channels appear in the list of channels the box has programmed for Astra at 28.2 East?
 

gameboy

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Scotland
#6
Select one of the BBC channels and then try adjusting the dish - make sure that the other channels you can see are on Astra at 28.2 East - just incase you have picked up another position (there's a few close)
 

fraternige

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Comag Porty II from Lidl
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South Wales
#7
I've tried that but if I move the dish I loose the signal. The other channels are on Astra 28.2 East.
 

gameboy

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Scotland
#8
Sorry, will have to pick this up in the morning.

What part of the UK do you live in?
 

iceburn

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#9
If I remember correctly last year when it was out the BBC settings on the box was incorrect, so you need to put the correct settings in the box.
 

fraternige

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Comag Porty II from Lidl
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South Wales
#10
Thank you all very much I will look again later in the hope of resolving this problem. South Wales Lat 51.481 Lon -3.174 EL 4m
 
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