oyster sat dish

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  1. 67adeledave

    67adeledave Read Only Funster

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    thinking of buying a sat dish ,i been told oyster caro are gud any advice?
     
  2. Snowbird

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    Very good...but also very expensive.
    It depends how valuable your time is...I have an Oyster on the RV and a through the roof manual on my VW...I can set up the manual one in maybe 2 minutes and the Oyster takes between 1 minute and 3 minutes...thats of course when the Oyster is working.:cry:
     
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    I'm with Snowbird .. manual crank up dish every time, it's easy to align and no gubbins to go wrong..

    save your money, £1k of fuel takes you a long way, even in an RV
     
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    Im also a manual crank up fan:thumb:
    No proplems at all on my last RV

    On this one I have a full auto Crystop System
    The control box is currently in Germany for a re fit:Doh::cry::cry::cry:
    but very flash when its working:Cool::Wink:
    Geo
     
  5. Snowbird

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    Hi Geo,my Oyster has started going round and round and wont find the sat and lock on.
    Have tried finding it manualy and eventualy it gets a signal, so all is well with the cables and LMB.
    Am presuming its somthing wrong with the positioning reciever and have enquired at the shows only to be told its an old model so throw it away and buy a new one....OH Yeh £1800.
    Did you send the positioner-reciever back to Germany or did somone do it for you???.
    No way am I buying a new one so I would like to get the one I have fixed...problem is...nobody wants to have a look at it.
    Have read somwhere that it neads a software upgrade or somthing,but finding the person to do the upgrade is becoming imposible.
     
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    Have you tried Road Pro.
    Jim
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  7. Snowbird

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    Hi Jim, Unfortunatly Roadpro are not Oyster dealers.
     
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    Have you tried pulling the plug out and holding both arrows whilst you re- isert it.

    No guarantees as mine has been a real pain in the butt so will see how it works at Shepton and the we can compare notes.

    Alan

    OOOPs you are going aren't you
     
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    phone oyster themselves in northants not sure of telephone number they are exremely helpful i took my motorhome there they charge £40 per hour labour charge
     
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    Apparently the little rascals have a memory issue, when you resite them they look for the satellite at the last position used, can you not cancel that or search manually, just a thought.

    We have a Camos crank up excellent bit of kit and so easy to set up usually have picture in less than 2 mins. :thumb: And far cheaper than an Oyster.
     
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    Yep am going...have to for JJs sake.
    Thanks for the offer of help,its turning into my worse nightmare.
    The big Oyster dealers dont want to know unless I buy a new one.
    If they cant repair a simple fault on mine what hope would I have if I blew another £1800???.
    These Oysters are suposed to be the RR of satellite dishes...give me a simple crank up anyday.
     
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    Yup sent mine direct to Auto Sat Crystop in Gemany:thumb: after not much help from UK :cry:
    Germans came good at £90 inc fix and return postage
    Just got to figure out how to pay em:Doh:
    Geo
     
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    Would have normaly said paypal but had an email from paypal today saying you cant pay German or I think Austrailian companys with paypal...dont know why.
    Thanks for the info Geo..I have the UK phone no and will be ringing them in the morning,if I dont get any sence out of em will be on to the Germans.
     
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    easy Geo, slow down from 60mph to 55mph for a couple of hours :Rofl1:
     
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    When ya gor em ya gora run em:thumb:
     
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    Sad news here am afraid...have been onto Oyster this morning and they have said that since Astra 1 has gone digital the older Oysters cannot find the satellite.
    The options are ...have an upgrade costing £1000 haha.
    Using it as a manual sysem...and tuning it with co ordinates from a compass...haha.
    Anyone want a big BBQ plate.:cry:
     
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