Installing a Chinese satellite decoder on Astro dish
A friend from Sarawak ask me to post this tutorials for him here to aid others who have the same interest. Just learn something new today; how to setup a Chinese Satellite decoder with your Astro dish. Please be forewarned that in Malaysia it is ILLEGAL to install a satellite decoder to receive even Free To Air TVs.
Done all the wrong moves and learned all of them! So now you can install it with less sweat. Some knowledge in reading a compass/ assemble the coaxial wire and drilling is probably helpful. We'll get to that later.
Firstly, setup the location and channels of the free to air tv by going to the program setup...dont know where? Then do not proceed further; you might hurt yourself or blame me for not being informative. I know of a colleague who do that often because he's an idiot.
Assuming you are there, just fill in as below and always save before exiting. My setup menu may not be the same as yours (see the pictures) but you get the idea. After all done with, leave the setup menu open to ease the setting up of the dish. See this picture here? something like that.
Interpreting Lyngsat Data.zip
|Channel||LNB Freq||TRANS Freq||Symbol rate||Polarity||22k||DiSEqC|
|ITV||The above codes will generate this 2 channels|
|NEW EYE||The above codes will generate|
|DA AI||this 3 channels|
|DIMO TV||The above codes will generate 2 channels|
You need a friend to help watch the the 'signal intensity' and quality. If you're using the original Astro (unused I hope) then it is much easier. Just take the compass and put it at 'A' (see the Astro pic above) turn the compass and match the arrow with North; there is a small line at 'A' and you should read SW 245 degrees +- 2 or else turn the dish to get there.
When you have position the dish to SouthWest 245 degrees +- 2, your friend (who's enjoying the cool fan and drinking your beer and eyeing your gf or missus) tell him to shout out the readings as you adjust the dish; he should see that the 'intensity signal' is at about 80 or maybe the channel turns on as happens to me. Good job.
If it reaches 80 and you still don't see the picture, then you may have to adjust the 'A' ; loosen the screws, turning it down to about 20-23 minutes. Looking towards the 'ASTRO' at the dish using the attached coaxial wire as in hand in a clock ( I hope u get what I meant here).
Patient is virtue and if all fails, start from beginning.
Updates: Someone mail me and tells me he can't get a signal at all! Apparently he did not attached the coaxial cable to the decoder and he blames me for not telling him. Sheeeesh.... if you don't know all those simple things like plug in the cables and so on, don't do this. Go blog your misery and idiocy some where else.
Please send me any channel codes not listed above so we can update for all. Mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org
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