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Papa Smurf

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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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Gonewiththewind

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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.

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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.

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

Thepips

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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.

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

Regards
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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

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