Trying to set up Satellite for the first time

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  1. Miczo

    Miczo Read Only Funster

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    Hi guys, I'm very new to this and hoping someone here can help.

    Having just bought our first motorhome we decided to get some TV going. We were kindly donated a satellite dish and an old Sky reciever so I thought it was all covered.

    Aiming the dish has been fun, but I think I've got it. In the services menu the network ID is 0002 and the other number is 07d4, which I am led to believe is the Astra2 satellite, it also reports that it is locked.

    The problem is that I can only get ITV1. A kind chap opposite us came over with his sat finder and gets the same problem.

    I thought that for the Free to Watch channels - such as BBC, ITV and CH4 - no viewing card was needed....is this correct?

    Please help - what am I doing wrong? Thank you.
     
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    I will send you a private message.....Ok

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  3. Miczo

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    Hi Mel, thanks for that, I gave it a go last night - however as I'm parked up in a field without a scart lead I couldn't test it properly - I will do when I get home and let you know how I get on.

    What happened when I did try it was that the orange, green and red light came on the box for about 10 mins - I guess it was downloading but I couldn't see a display on the tv to confirm this.

    After it finished I thought we were laughing. The Sky intro channel came on and after a quick celebration I opened the TV guide and selected BBC...Unfortunately we were in a simiilar position, the only channels I can recieve are:
    ITV1, 2, and 3, Channel 4+1 (not channel 4), E4 and E4+1, Sky News and that's about it.

    I was thinking that I may be pointing at the wrong satellite, but as I am getting 0002 and 07d4 I guess not. Out of interest the EPG software version is 3.5.3.

    I will set up when I get home and try again, thanks again for your advice.
     
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