Porty Problems

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the_happy_traveller

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My Satellite Setup
freesat HD (time to join 21st century)
comag sl65
comag porty II (camping)
Pace Prima (analogue)
Assortment of dishes.
computer:
Shiney new Acer
My Location
Derbyshire, England
#1
Hi All
Having a few probs with my porty.
I've just scanned 28.2 for the fta channels ready for my new year camping trip and although it's found all I'm after I can't get a picture on acouple of channels.
BBC2 England and BBC News 24 are showing on the channel list but not getting anything.
What I can't work out is BBC3 and BBC4 are on the same transponder and work perfectly.
Not come across this before as old porty has always been on 19E in the past for foreign travels.
Any ideas????
Thanks Ivan
 
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My Satellite Setup
28e, 19e, 13e, 30w
My Location
England
#2
I'd say the PIDs your Porty has for BBC2 E and News 24 are wrong. IIRC if you press the 'info' button it tells you what both the APID and VPID values are and you can then check 'em against hxxp://www.lyngsat.com/astra2d.html *

*not sure if all URLs have to be censored (I don't think so - but just in case...)
 
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My Satellite Setup
freesat HD (time to join 21st century)
comag sl65
comag porty II (camping)
Pace Prima (analogue)
Assortment of dishes.
computer:
Shiney new Acer
My Location
Derbyshire, England
#3
Thanks for the info.
Tried but didn't seem to make any difference
 
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My Satellite Setup
28e, 19e, 13e, 30w
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England
#4
So the PIDs are right then? Hmm, all I can suggest is that you delete those channels and rescan that transponder (or the whole satellite if you prefer).

It's my main gripe with Astra 2/Eurobird - the broadcasters seem to think we all have Sky boxes and they constantly mess things around for those with other boxes!
 
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the_happy_traveller

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My Satellite Setup
freesat HD (time to join 21st century)
comag sl65
comag porty II (camping)
Pace Prima (analogue)
Assortment of dishes.
computer:
Shiney new Acer
My Location
Derbyshire, England
#5
Got to agree with you there.
Mainreason for having a fta box was so I didn't have to line Mr. Murdoch's pockets.
Sky news isn't bad so I think I'll leave little porty alone or watch astra 1 over the hols.

MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL.
 
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