Still can't get BBC channels

fraternige

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My Satellite Setup
Comag Porty II from Lidl
My Location
South Wales
#1
Please can someone help, I posted a thread earlier under Porty II and still can't get BBC channels on Astra 2 any suggestions please, after a few early responses previous thread went cold. I know that nubies basic questions can be annoying but this issue is driving me to distraction :-lan2
 

gameboy

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DreamBox 7000s - Nokia Freeview - Several GameBoys - DS Lite - ZX81 - SNES - N64 - Saturn - Dreamcast - PlayStation - PS2 - Gamecube - PSP - iPod - iPhone - XBox - PS3 - Wii - iPad - No Life!
My Location
Scotland
#2
As I mentioned before I have the same receiver.

I packed everything away once tested (not the BBC) but I will get it back out and check if I can receive BBC from Astra 28.2 E.

Will report back.
 

gameboy

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DreamBox 7000s - Nokia Freeview - Several GameBoys - DS Lite - ZX81 - SNES - N64 - Saturn - Dreamcast - PlayStation - PS2 - Gamecube - PSP - iPod - iPhone - XBox - PS3 - Wii - iPad - No Life!
My Location
Scotland
#4
Well - set it up but didn't get much on the 35cm dish - did get ITV news but not BBC.

It is raining heavy just now!

Connected to my DreamBox dish and re-scanned the Astra transponders and it updated all the BBC regional channels.

Now here's the strange part can get BBC 1 and 2 on some regions BBC North east is fine and BBC 2 NE is also OK but not any of the Scottish channels.

They all show the same strength and there is a signal as the box pops - just not clearing.

Try a re scan and see if it updates the channel list - hope you have a clear sky as rain will kill this dish!

Failing that if you're planning on using it at home you should be able to pick up a larger dish cheap and just keep the small on for when you're travelling.

Hope this helps.

Let me know how you get on.
 

fraternige

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Comag Porty II from Lidl
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South Wales
#5
Finally got it, :D thank you for your help, realized the angle of the dish was slightly off and was picking up Astra 1 too :-idiot one positive thing though is that I have learnt alot about satallite tv in a very short time. Now I would like to know more about patching the comag II, how's it done and where do I have to go to find out and what are the benefits? Is that enough to be going on with?.... I think so. Thank you all :-clap1
 

gameboy

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DreamBox 7000s - Nokia Freeview - Several GameBoys - DS Lite - ZX81 - SNES - N64 - Saturn - Dreamcast - PlayStation - PS2 - Gamecube - PSP - iPod - iPhone - XBox - PS3 - Wii - iPad - No Life!
My Location
Scotland
#6
fraternige said:
Finally got it, :D thank you for your help
Great - hope Katie reads this...

Now I would like to know more about patching the comag II, how's it done
You need the patch file - you'll have to 'Google' - this forum doesn't have it.

Then you need to download it to a PC and using a RS323 (check this) cable from your PC to the receiver, send the new image.

Search a bit more before trying this as it can cause problems if done in correctly.

Depending on the patch you should now see channels that you previously couldn't - if you see where I'm coming from ;-)
 
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