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new to digital

chambo

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Hi There
Being new to digital satellite tv(not sky)I've been very lucky and been given a echostar ad300ip.Please could someone help me with a few questions

1. I have the receiver set up for hotbird and serched for all the FTA channels but there still seems to be some of them missing.Can I put the channels in manually or has this receiver not got this function to do this as I don't know were to look
2. Being analog/digital receiver can I only view one or the other.
3. I plan to get a diseqc switch so I can few a couple of other satellites ok I know I can have it motorized but that will be sometime in the coming year.It says I need a loop through cable would this just be a piece of coax with f connecters or is it somethink else I need.
4. Or shall I just bin it and get somethink more up dated(only joking)

regards,Chambo
 

Rob

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My Satellite Setup
Technomate TMS-1500 CI+ "patched" receiver, 90cm p/f 36v motorised dish, Inverto C120 0.3db LNB, Moteck V-Box 2, Packard Bell 6052 XP Home computer, Toshiba A60 laptop, and lots of Russian Vodka !
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Essex
#2
Hi Campo, You say there are some channels missing, how many have you been able to get so far.
Also what size dish are you using ?
 

chambo

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hi

the LNB which i'm using at the moment is a grundig uni the grey type not sure about the .db which i've had for about 4 years.At the moment my dish is pointing at hotbird and some of the channels which did not appear were 11785H,11515H etc.I'm now wondering if I haven't got my dish set up correctly as I don't have a signal meter.The signal I get is between 58 & 72 %.Tomorrow i'm awaiting a delivery of a monoblock uni 0.3db and i'm hoping this may resolve things
regards,Paul
 

prof

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In the spare room.
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Hi chambo,
Just manually input (yes you should be able to.)the missing frequencies, then they should be stored in your receiver,
I had the same problem with my echostar dsb 808.