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SkyStar 2 - where to buy in UK?

OldBen

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Satellites sponsor DVBshop is a logical choice but they seem to be on holiday with delays on dispatch - anyone recommended a UK supplier?

Anyone confirm DiSEqC 1.2 (USALS/GOTO X) works with the SkyStar 2?
 

rolfw

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It did last time I tried it. :)

I thought I had one in stock, but it is a Skystar 1, you can get a Skystar2 from _http://www.sateuropa.co.uk, Simon Docker the main man is a good lad. :)
 

OldBen

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My Satellite Setup
Triax TD110 with multi LNB 28.5E, 23.5E, 19E, 13E Inverto Black Ultra's (Black Premium on 28.5) into multiswitch. VU+ Duo. Emitor Satlook Lite meter.(Retired: Technomate 1500CI+, Moteck DG2100 DisEqC Motor, Metronic 85cm Clear Dish, Invacom 0.3db LNB
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rolfw said:
It did last time I tried it. :)

I thought I had one in stock, but it is a Skystar 1, you can get a Skystar2 from _http://www.sateuropa.co.uk, Simon Docker the main man is a good lad. :)

Hey Rolf, thanks as always for the top tip :D

I have done some digging, and it seems it works just fine but not listed on technisat site, lots of people using it with Switches, but a limited amount with Motors, but some German users report no problems. It also seems that none of the other manufacturers really support motor level currents although the protocols are in place etc so there is no real "official" option.

I will be putting this into my MythTV box _www.mythtv.org that I now have running with DVB-T cards to see if I can integrate the satellite stuff so it has to run well with Linux, which also limits my options in some cases - no S2 cards for me as support is still very weak.

By the way, nothing wrong with a v1 card, I read somewhere they are more sensitive than a v2... but also produce more heat so not so good for a PC in the lounge where you want it to be quiet ;)