my wierd dm 500

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saldasyl

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#1
i got a disec with hotbird , astra 1 and astra 2 ..

i set up my dreambox with 4 way disec settings for the above satellites..
now when i scan for channels from astra 1 it scans sky uk channels but not all of them.. and when i scan astra 2 it scans sky uk as well but very few.

and when i go to manual transponder scan and scan for 11914 which are sky sports channels it does not get a lock on astra 2 or astra 1..

what is wrong with my dish? ive spent days sorting this out.
 
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#2
Either your astra 1 setting is connected to the astra 2 lnb, or the switching isnt set up right somewhere.

I would say your lnb/dish alignment is awry somewhere too.
 
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#3
Disconnect the disecq switch to begin with, and run a solitary cable from receiver to each lnb in turn. This will allow you to tweak the alignment of the dish knowing that you are definitely on the right satellite. Once you are happy with the alignment(s) then reconnect the disecq switch and sort out your switching.
 
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saldasyl

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#4
ok what i tried now is i took my box to my friends place who has the same setup as me .. and the box does the same in his house tooo..
it works fine on some astra 2 channels like it did in my house. but on some like sky sports it says service not found.. and the same happens ( scans astra2 channels) when i scan astra 1 ..
 
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#5
I have exactly the same problem on skysportsnews, skysportsxtra and a few others.

try the channels id name "sp1" this is skysports1
 
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saldasyl

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dasteelman said:
I have exactly the same problem on skysportsnews, skysportsxtra and a few others.

try the channels id name "sp1" this is skysports1
i will try those but this problem is on majority of the channels like channel five, star plus , star gold, star one and more..

i think the tuner inside the box is faulty..
 
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#7
is your 500 the atest model. My 1st 500 had the lower powered power supply and it had the same faults. I had to replace it.

the only test you can do is loop the 500 through another receiver (any kind) and use the tuner in that receiver to receive channels through a scan. if this works the tuner in 500 has gone.
 
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saldasyl

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Storm55 said:
is your 500 the atest model. My 1st 500 had the lower powered power supply and it had the same faults. I had to replace it.

the only test you can do is loop the 500 through another receiver (any kind) and use the tuner in that receiver to receive channels through a scan. if this works the tuner in 500 has gone.
yes m8 its the Si model . i have sent the box back to where i bought it from. hopefully they will sort it out and fix a new tuner.
 
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