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Problem with software update on Silvercrest sl65

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Silvercrest SL65 with DiSeq 1.2 motor, HDrive 100gigs, dvd recorder, 5.1 goodmans surround sound, xbox360 wifi live,goodmans GD3
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Edinburgh
#1
hi guys,
i know there are similar topics already open but didnt get any replied to my posts there...

the problem im having is...
1. i cant figure out how to put my silvercrest (comag) reciever into download mode...ive tried the instruction of holding down the ch up and ch down buttons and then switching it on but that doesnt work.

2. for some reason, astra 28E, when i do a search on my reciever only returns the same channels as it finds on astra 18....

any suggestions?

thanks in advance
 

Topper

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IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
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Blackburn, Lancashire
#2
Well firstly I would not recommend using the OTA method of updating the receiver even if it does need updating. Secondly you are not explaining yourself clearly. Are you saying that the dish is moving to 28 deg East then you are doing a scan?..... If you are still only getting channels on 19East then it could be the dish is not moving. Thirdly you do not update the channels OTA the channels have will have to searched for or loaded as a separate file on top of the firmware if my understanding of that stb is correct (althouh I have never used one). Lastly the frequencies and channel details from one satellite sometimes correspond to other channels on another satellite therefore I suggest you check here and here to ensure the channels you are receiving are coming from where you think they are.
 

misterminibus

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Kodi
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#3
I had this before i threw the sl65 to the back of the cupboard I seem to remember thet its not the back on-off switch you use its the front standby one so turn the back switch on then press the 2 channel buttons and then the front standby one and that worked for me with it connected to a pc
 
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Silvercrest SL65 with DiSeq 1.2 motor, HDrive 100gigs, dvd recorder, 5.1 goodmans surround sound, xbox360 wifi live,goodmans GD3
My Location
Edinburgh
#4
Topper said:
Well firstly I would not recommend using the OTA method of updating the receiver even if it does need updating. Secondly you are not explaining yourself clearly. Are you saying that the dish is moving to 28 deg East then you are doing a scan?..... If you are still only getting channels on 19East then it could be the dish is not moving. Thirdly you do not update the channels OTA the channels have will have to searched for or loaded as a separate file on top of the firmware if my understanding of that stb is correct (althouh I have never used one). Lastly the frequencies and channel details from one satellite sometimes correspond to other channels on another satellite therefore I suggest you check here and here to ensure the channels you are receiving are coming from where you think they are.
Whats OTA?
thanks for your help will check the dish to see if it moves when i i tell it to go between the astra sats
 

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IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
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My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
#6
Yes thanks mrminibus yes OTA = over the air
 
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freesat HD (time to join 21st century)
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comag porty II (camping)
Pace Prima (analogue)
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Derbyshire, England
#7
I have 2 SL65's and have never updated them. The only time I really bother doing anything is when new transponders and channels are posted on here. I just add them manually. If Lidl keep selling these for silly prices, what is the point of trying to mess around with them?
Maybe I'm just looking at things too simply, but this suits my meagre need quite adequately.O-zzz
 
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Silvercrest SL65 with DiSeq 1.2 motor, HDrive 100gigs, dvd recorder, 5.1 goodmans surround sound, xbox360 wifi live,goodmans GD3
My Location
Edinburgh
#8
thanks for your replies guys,

well i wanted to use the editor so to cut out all the trash channels and just leave in the ones i need... the box is too slow to do this normally.

I think i tried the front on and off switch but ill try it again...hope its not my null modem cable
 

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#9
Got a Silvercrest SL65I
can get Hotbird 13.0E ok, also Badr (which i think is Arabsat?) and Nilesat, and Sirius2 - but I dont know how to search for particular channels manually perhaps one of our members has this receiver and can help me out here? Thanks