This tv is driving me mad

Gazza35

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Hi Guys, New to the forum, after going it alone for 2 week ive decided i need real advice and info.
So my setup is - Lg 49" UH620V Smart 4k Tv, with cable, Satellite and terrestrial tuner, Tv only has 1 F Plug satellite socket.
My dish is my old Sky Plus HD dish which was still on the wall with a twin output LNB, definitley not Sky Q, i was on Sky Plus about 5 year ago. The Twin cable is connected to the underneath of the LNB, the 2 outputs are marked V and H, i assume thats vertical and horizontal.
With just one cable selected, which im told is fine, i tune the satellite on my TV, it had 2 options, FREESAT, which relys on postcode etc, and Other Operators, I have tried both, on a freesat search it only shows it has picked up 152 channels, and some radio channels, on a blind search it picks up more than that.
When tuning in FREESAT, the channels either show NO SIGNAL, or INVALID SIGNAL with a black screen and some little graphic bouncing around, Nothing works going down that route.
On a blind search, it does pick up a few free channels, but the rest seem to be made up of Sky scrambled channels and some foreign channels.
Just to add, when i scan freesat, it does not show you what satellite it is searching, the default appears to be 28.2e, However on a blind search you can select the satellite(s) you want to search, so my settings are 28.2e, 9750/10600, LNB power on, Unicable off.
Im getting nowhere and starting to think this is a waste of time, does anyone have any idea what im doing wrong??
Ive just completed another blind search, Channel one is now STN Bangla UK, 2 is CHSTV, 3 = Ahlebait tv, 4 = Xpanded Tv 2 etc etc.
Also, both scans, freesat and other operators, also do pickup and show the correct EPG.
#HELP!!! please, before i throw it all in the bin............
 
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Hi @Gazza35 , welcome to the Forum! I think you better change LNB to universal, then both polarities will be picked up on your TV.
 
Gazza35

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What you mean buy another LNB, i know the LNB is working fine, tho it did cross my mind if V and H meant both cables had to be connected, but i was then advised by a sky bloke that its only a recorder that would need both cables, and as mines a single input tv, 1 cable is ok just to watch freesat. Im so confused, im not understanding what is needed, i just now manually tuned 10714/2200 on 28.2E and it now picks up this - 1 - Abu Dhabi tv. 2 - Freesports scrambled. - 3 - Premier 2. 4 - 4music. 5 - Magic and so on. Is my dish even pointing at the right satellite. im at a complete loss where to go from here, and i dont want to spend loads of money to get nowhere.
 
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Your LNB settings must be off, as the channels, you've listed, are on 11626 V 22000
Code:
https://www.lyngsat.com/packages/Sky-UK.html
 
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I think somebody has replaced the LNB for a Sky Q one without telling you.
 
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Fit a Universal LNB.

The one you have is not correct. However many outputs a Universal LNB has, they are all identical and not marked H and V.

Cheap as chips and easy to change.
 
Gazza35

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Ahhh ok, well it must be very old, again tho, it is not a Sky Q LNB, i know what they are i have one in my toolbox, and its not that, its the old half oval pointing forward like a gun type. So, back to LNBs guys, im assuming its shot, kapputt, would this be adequate for the job ?

And as it has 4 outputs, do i just connect the 1 wire as thats all i need for my tv, or do i still connect both??
 
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This one will do. And, yes, just one cable needed here.
 
Gazza35

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Thanks Captain, I shall pop to town for it tomorrow, and but the signal finder too, just so i can make sure everything the dish end is bang on.
 
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So, where does the H and V show on the LNB you have ?
 
Gazza35

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Underneath where the F plugs connect to. Having looked online theres a lot of LNBs have same on. but ive figured the dish and lnb are where they should be, however as soon as i select astra 2 sat, it immediatley sets itself to10848 or something instead of 10714, so theres obviously something not right at dish end. However as it stands i do have a load of english speaking channels at moment from wherever theyre being picked up, including Kerrang, so thats a result at least, it will do the job for now till i get a new lnb, one i wanted isnt in stock at screwfix lol, typical.
 
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Since you have an old Sky dish, the latest Sky LNBs from Screwfix might not fit.

Check the diameter of the existing LNB clamp before you buy a new LNB as you might need an adapter to fit it - see here for some options, including both LNBs (quads seem to be £13.95 delivered, so a quid cheaper than Screwfix ATM) and adapters will cost you a few quid on top of that, but only a relatively small amount more.
 
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Underneath where the F plugs connect to. Having looked online theres a lot of LNBs have same on. but ive figured the dish and lnb are where they should be, however as soon as i select astra 2 sat, it immediatley sets itself to10848 or something instead of 10714, so theres obviously something not right at dish end. However as it stands i do have a load of english speaking channels at moment from wherever theyre being picked up, including Kerrang, so thats a result at least, it will do the job for now till i get a new lnb, one i wanted isnt in stock at screwfix lol, typical.

So, where does the H and V show on the LNB you have ?
 
Gazza35

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So, where does the H and V show on the LNB you have ?
Sorry im lost now, i just replied to your same question earlier. Underneath of LNB, next to each Input where F Plugs connect, one is marked V, the other is marked H
 
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Sorry im lost now, i just replied to your same question earlier. Underneath of LNB, next to each Input where F Plugs connect, one is marked V, the other is marked H
That's a Wideband, they have barely visible H and V markings on the bottom of the slide cover on the side of each feed, as someone said earlier, someone has changed the LNB without asking you, are you in a block of apartments, or where there are several dishes?
 
Gazza35

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That's a Wideband, they have barely visible H and V markings on the bottom of the slide cover on the side of each feed, as someone said earlier, someone has changed the LNB without asking you, are you in a block of apartments, or where there are several dishes?
Possibly, but its not sky Q for sure, i know the difference and whatever else it may be, its the same LNB on the dish that was there when i moved into this apartment 8 years ago, so it well and truly pre-dates the Q system. Didnt know they had wideband LNBs back then, its on a sky dish and works fine with a sky Plus box attatched, it does pick up all the sky channels when tuned in, however they are of course scrambled as its a pay service. Would the LNB have any other uses, Example = Pointing it at a seperate foreign satellite to pick up other channels, like Hotbird or something@?
 
Gazza35

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That's a Wideband, they have barely visible H and V markings on the bottom of the slide cover on the side of each feed, as someone said earlier, someone has changed the LNB without asking you, are you in a block of apartments, or where there are several dishes?

Just to update - - Today i climbed the ladder and took down the LNB to replace it when new one arrives. you were right it is wideband, to be exact it is a Skt Wideband ODU LNB. What would that have been used for back in 2011??, or was this the early models of Q LNBs as we now know, and, im assuming this LNB will not pick up Freesat ever. Good job i ordered a universal. It was definitley only a Plus box my missus had then when it was fitted tho.
 
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Good, now that's cleared up what was on the roof.

A serial number on the side of the LNB should determine the date of manufacture, though from memory it all kicked off four years ago.
 
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Good, now that's cleared up what was on the roof.

A serial number on the side of the LNB should determine the date of manufacture, though from memory it all kicked off four years ago.

It is this one - tho i cannot find any info about it
 
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