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    Installer wanted in Manchester for multisat setup

    sorted after phoning a couple of local installers. Thanks, Tom
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    Installer wanted in Manchester for multisat setup

    Hello, Just moved house and I want to downsize from a motorized dish to a multisat system (13, 19.2, 28.2 using a 85cm dish). I have the dish, an offset lnb bracket, twin lnbs, two diseqc switches and receivers. I would like to hook the dish up to a spiderbox in the lounge and a dreambox in...
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    13, 19.2 & 28.2 on 85cm dish

    Many thanks for the info. I've just purchased the offset bracket rolfw recommended and I'll pick up a couple of inverto lnbs during the next few days. In terms of feeding the cables to two receivers located in different parts of the house, is it easier to use three twin lnbs and run the...
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    13, 19.2 & 28.2 on 85cm dish

    Folks, from reading previous posts, I believe it shouldn't be a problem to receive 3 satellites (28.2, 13, 19.2) using an 85cm dish (I live in Manchester). I had a motorized system at my old house but I have recently moved and I want to 'downsize' to three satellites only. I have been...
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    connection 5400 to notebook

    Hi folks, just a quick one.... I used to load firmware etc from my pc to the hummy via null modem cable; now I want to do the same from my laptop (Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro) which hasn't got a RS232 connection. There are RS232 to USB cables available but will a USB connection be recognized by...
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    dreambox and sky cards?

    Sorry Chuckles! Just needed to make sure as I was getting conflicting information from other people. Thanks for the info!
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    dreambox and sky cards?

    Could anyone please confirm that in order to use a sky card in my Dreambox I will need a serial phoenix programmer / smartmouse first (as suggested in other guides from other websites) - or is it just a matter of editing the softcam.cfg, entering the box id and shoving the card straight into the...
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    dreambox and sky cards?

    does that mean that I can get a FTV card that will work in any Sky Box and then get a box id from any of my mates? (sorry about these stupid questions...never owned a sky box)
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    dreambox and sky cards?

    are all sky cards tied to a digibox? would I be able to use an active yellow house card if I bought one for a few quid or would I still need to transfer the data from an original sky box in order to use it in my dreambox? cheers...Tom
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    Humax 5400 can't locate satellites on motorised system

    cheers mate! if it took me that long to work out a simple problem like this, god knows how long it will take me to get my head around the Dreambox stuff. thanks...tom
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    Humax 5400 can't locate satellites on motorised system

    aaah...ohhh...I am confused too ;) Sorry, I know what you mean now and it's my fault for making things more complicated than they actually are. I never thought of the fact that only one receiver is connected to the motor. I was always under the impression that both would be. The idea was to be...
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    Humax 5400 can't locate satellites on motorised system

    both receivers are connected to the twin lnb and both should be able to move the dish via diseqc 1.2 (obviously not at the same time)...at least that was the plan.
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    Humax 5400 can't locate satellites on motorised system

    Hi there, I just had a diseqc motorised system installed and it works great with my new Dreambox. I have a twin lnb and was planning on using my Humax 5400 upstairs with my second tv. However, once I switched the Dreambox off and connected my Humax for the first time, it wasn't able to locate...
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    Motorized System with transparent Dish?

    Folks, just moved into a new housing estate in north west manchester and left my old 80cm dish + twin lnb (astra/hotbird) behind. i am playing with the idea of buying a clear/transparent dish, having it hooked up to a motor and using it with my humax 5400. has anyone had any experience with...
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