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  1. Papa Smurf

    Papa Smurf Member

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    *cough*

    Having recently discovered the "ON" button on my CAMOS control box, I see next to it that I can access the Sirius, Hispasat, Hotbird ,and AB3 (Atlantic Bird I presume) satellites as well as the good old Astras.

    Having never had satellite before (no , not even at home), would someone please advise me where to find info on what is available on these satellites, and how to find out specific channel info so that I can add them into the "other channels" section of my SKY digibox please? (if indeed that's what you do)

    Any other answers to questions I didn't know I had to ask gratefully received.

    Thanks,
    Papa

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  2. Gonewiththewind

    Gonewiththewind Read Only Funster

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    Probably Wrong, but it is my understanding that a sky digi box is only programmed for Sky, therefore other Satellite cannot be fixxed onto.

    Don
     
  3. Thepips

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    Gonewiththewind is right. You can't add the other satellites to the other channels on the digibox.
    I've an Oyster which I can access the channel list (over 1000!) from it's own remote control. When you select a station the dish is realigned automatically. Some (actually loads) are scrambled and need a decoder. I'd of thought the Camos had a similar system.

    Regards
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  4. bigfoot

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    I think that in order to receive the other satellites you need a non-specific box such as the Dreambox from Snellyvision
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  5. adventure

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    sorry lads but you can add a limited amount of channels from other satellites onto a sky reciever, but you do need the frequency's etc and yes it is much easier to get a free to view box, lots of dealers sell them, I usually get the 12v one from Maplins as it is only 50 quid is the same / simular to the maxview and you won't pay the mark up from a dealer for the same product.

    If you want to connect your sky box in line I would recomend the zender 65 from road pro
     
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    Yer too old for PORN papa::cry:
     
  7. Diabalo

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    Second Adventure, I have the 12 Volt Maplin Jobbie it's picks loads of different sats up no prob:thumb:
     
  8. Thepips

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    That's really interesting, didn't know that. Wouldn't you have to re-align the dish to the other satellite first though?

    Regards
    Doug
     
  9. adventure

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    yes you would have to reset the dish to each satellite although you would get astra 2 and eurobird on the same position, this is obviously easier with an automatic dish

    nick
     
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