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Other satellite channels available in NZ

There are quite a number of channels other than the Freeview ones available from a satellite dish in New Zealand. The majority of these are foreign language channels, or religious (predominantly Christian). Most of these channels are on a different satellite to those used by Sky and Freeview (Optus D1) which means that you will […]

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How to change the LNB settings on a Sky decoder

Please note that the steps have changed slightly from what is below, but the process is more or less the same If you have moved house to one which already has a dish, plugged everything in, but get a ‘No signal, Rainfade’ message, then there is a chance you just need to change a few […]

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Pixellating, Rainfade & No signal

Pixellation on DVB-S (satellite) has a number of causes, though they all relate back to one of two things – low signal levels, or poor quality signals. If your problem is intermittant and appears to be worse in bad weather, you probably have a reception problem, caused by something interfering with the signal, or the […]

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LNB L.O. Settings

Something that often throws people when setting up a satellite decoder is what setting to use for the Local Oscillator (L.O.). Freeview approved decoders and some others use a system called ‘blind scan’ which eliminates the need to know any settings, you simply set the decoder to auto search and it will cycle through all […]

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Can I watch/change Sky channels in another room?

You have two main options here, multiple Sky decoders allowing independent Sky channels to be watched, or a reticulation system, which feeds the Sky channel from your existing decoder to other parts of the house. Having a second decoder installed – Sky call this Multiroom, and you will need to contact Sky TV to arrange […]

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