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devonbrown

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#1
I have been given a Thomson "VIA DIGITAL" box and I would like to know what size of dish I would need to use this in Scotland. Also what kind of card I would need. TIA
 

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#2
If this is for Viasat Sirius 5E, then a 1 metre or 1.1 should be fine and a 6 in 1 file on a funcard should work.
 

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#4
OOPS. :) Of course it is, silly me, seems like years ago that it was called that. :)

In which case a Titanium, M2 or Basic card is required.
 

devonbrown

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#5
thanks both. Where would I get such a card?
 

devonbrown

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#6
I have had a look on Lyngsat and I can't find a listing for 30W. can anyone point me in the right direction?
 

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#8
Waferworld have them I believe Devonbrown, as do Hisat and a few others. :)
 

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rolfw said:
If this is for Viasat Sirius 5E, then a 1 metre or 1.1 should be fine and a 6 in 1 file on a funcard should work.
Rolfw,

I live in the Nottingham area. Is my 1.0 metre dish enough for 5 deg east as I am getting some break up of certain channels however fine I try to focus in ?
 

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#10
A 1.1 would be better, may just make the difference, I have a customer here in the south who picks it up all of the time with a 1.1 Triax. You may also try tinkering with the LNB Skew, may give you that little extra. :)
 

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rolfw said:
A 1.1 would be better, may just make the difference, I have a customer here in the south who picks it up all of the time with a 1.1 Triax. You may also try tinkering with the LNB Skew, may give you that little extra. :)
Thanks rolfw,

I'll try the LNB skew before thinking about the expense of a new dish and setup again.

Cheers
 

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I have a 1 metre dish and from North London am getting 60% and 80%(Qual) from the Echostar 3000. Agree with Rolf, the LNB skew may need a tweak.
 

devonbrown

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#13
Thanks all for your feedback. Rolf, I am a total novice when it comes to cards. Is there any difference in the cards you mention? I see that waferworld does a Titanium for £25. Will that get me all Digital+ or will I need anything else? Lots of questions I know but then I am a silly billy :confused
thanks again :)
 

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#14
As far as I know the Titanium file will work on the original box, but will have a check in a couple of other places to see if I can dig up any problems.
 

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jimbo said:
I have a 1 metre dish and from North London am getting 60% and 80%(Qual) from the Echostar 3000. Agree with Rolf, the LNB skew may need a tweak.
Thanks Rolf & Jimbo,
Tweaked the LNB today, Perfect - no break up of any channels

Many thanks lads I appreciate that.

Regards

Nige
 

devonbrown

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4 systems. In Scotland Freesat with Humax Foxsat recorder. In Algarve 1.5 fixed Inv Quad LNB with 3 Pace 2600C1 and 1 Amstrad HD DRX780UK also 80cm dish with Inverto 0.2db monoblock LNB (19.2E/26E) feeding Technomate 5000CI+ usb.
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Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
My Location
Berkshire
#17
If you wait for every downturn you will end up not getting anything, I'm the opposite. :)

The Titanium card is going to be the type of card that will be required for future encryptions and possibly alongside the new supercams, so it probably won't be a wasted purchase.
 

devonbrown

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4 systems. In Scotland Freesat with Humax Foxsat recorder. In Algarve 1.5 fixed Inv Quad LNB with 3 Pace 2600C1 and 1 Amstrad HD DRX780UK also 80cm dish with Inverto 0.2db monoblock LNB (19.2E/26E) feeding Technomate 5000CI+ usb.
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Scotlandl and Algarve
#18
I have just arrived back in Scotland with my Via Box(my holiday was unexpectedly extended,poor me). I have looked to order my Titanium card and I am finding difficulty due to lack of availability. Also there appears to be blank cards and programmers. as I am a complete novice at this I would very much appreciate some kind person telling me whether or not I need a programmed card or a blank card and a programmer or what? TIA
 
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