only found a few French channels on astra

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TURFMAN

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topfield 3000
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york
hi all ,i recntly bought a motorized dish and box wiht a 80 dish and have a spare topfield box so i thought i would take it to my fathers and try it on his very old sky systen he had installed in the early 90's,,they both like watching the german channels so had to try and get them some more channels,,,when i put in astra channel and did a search it only found a few french channels and not the cerman ons,,plus when i looked at the dish it doesn't look like its lookin at 19 deg east ,,dut they can get the german channels on there amstrad but no luck with my topfield,,,any suggestions please ? thanks
 
satelliteman

satelliteman

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Can you list a handful of channels your able to view, we can then check for you.
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

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Exactly which French channels are you getting?
 
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TURFMAN

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topfield 3000
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york
sorry guys i can't at the moment as i am not there at the moment,will go round and get a list for you tomorrow,thank's though
 
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bigtee

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May possibly need to change LNB to more modern one!
 
Robbo

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Possibly an analogue system that he has, with a single Local oscillator LNB. Meaning that you'd only get approx half of all the available channels from that satellite.

Upgrading to a Universal LNB would enable you to get more channels if that is the case, not sure if that would affect what you get on analogue box though as I've never messed with one, and the LO frequency may be different.
 
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TURFMAN

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topfield 3000
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york
thank's all,,yes i'm gonna go and change the lnb if it possible,i have a old one from my dish so thank's
 
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