New Sly installation, old dish new double lnb instead of quad

Bertonumber1

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Hey guys, so it's been a bit since I posted here. I was messing around with my zgemma h2h the other week there and decided to hook a Sly connection as well, the dish had an old quad lnb (4 ftype connectors with cable) I swapped the lnb with a newer double one but kept the same wiring and ffyoe connectors and taped the spare 2 to the dish.

Will this setup work when I acquire a working line or will I have to renew the coaxial cable etc and align the lnb and dish etc?

As always thanks in advance guys
 
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Bertonumber1

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Can you see channels OK? Ive just got a twin lnb on mine and a the sly line is working well
To be honest I've not plugged it into the box yet and have yet to get a line, I was wanting to find out if this would be OK first incase I damaged anything. The dish is the same old style one that the old quad lnb was attached to. All I done was swapped the lnb over and kept the same cables bar two, the cables are awfully thin though compared to ones I see on recent dishes and lnbs
 

linesman66

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W.f 65 cables I would have tested your original
L.n.b with your reciever before purchasing the new l.n.b Would saved you some money
 

cactikid

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Was the old quad broken that it needed changing? I have had an install here and size of cable was smaller in size than normal.
How do you know you tapped up the correct 2 as can see the layout to the 2 rooms.
Presume its on 28.2 and you dont need a line for freesat as you can test it first.
 

Bertonumber1

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W.f 65 cables I would have tested your original
L.n.b with your reciever before purchasing the new l.n.b Would saved you some money
Hi m8 I didn't think the quad lnb were still in use as every dish on my street has just the double. Anyway I have rigged it all up with new cable and have signal on screen, is it just the same as the cable with regard to server /line now?

Cheers for the replies guys
Appreciated
 
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Bertonumber1

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Was the old quad broken that it needed changing? I have had an install here and size of cable was smaller in size than normal.
How do you know you tapped up the correct 2 as can see the layout to the 2 rooms.
Presume its on 28.2 and you dont need a line for freesat as you can test it first.
Thanks @cactikid I rewired the two after trying all the cables, I decided to just replace the cable with the stuff I had in cupboard which is the same as the black damaged swag I removed. It says bslyb on it so hopefully it will do the job okay.
 

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Bertonumber1

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Those double l.n.bs could be the standard
Sky q l.n.b That your neighbours have
Yeah I was thinking that m8. Well it's all connected now just waiting to get a line sorted, looking forward to getting it working. . Is this 28.2 coordinates mentioned earlier in post the freesat uk?
 

cactikid

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I dont have a quad but an octo as lost the plot years ago running cables to every room.So how many channels scan in using sat tuner 900+?
 

Bertonumber1

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Thanks for the input guys (y) well I had everything sorted but I reset box as there were software error issues after boot.
I'm unsure how to configure freesat channels do I need a softcam file for this? , Im finding channels on 28.2E astra 2E/2F/2G
107 it seems to find now I think I may have goosed something guys lol.
Do I need a separate aerial for freeview terrestrial as I've got the 2 cables for lnb running straight into the H2H Box (1 into tuner A 1 into tuner B) the one going into tuner B which is normally for cable I configured to terrestrial thinking dish would act as freeview aerial of sorts
I'm currently on open atv 6.4 just now so don't know if I need to update config files or cams

Any help appreciated as always
 
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Bertonumber1

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Thanks for the input guys (y) well I had everything sorted but I reset box as there were software error issues after boot.
I'm unsure how to configure freesat channels do I need a softcam file for this? , Im finding channels on 28.2E astra 2E/2F/2G
107 it seems to find now I think I may have goosed something guys lol.
Do I need a separate aerial for freeview terrestrial as I've got the 2 cables for lnb running straight into the H2H Box (1 into tuner A 1 into tuner B) the one going into tuner B which is normally for cable I configured to terrestrial thinking dish would act as freeview aerial of sorts
I'm currently on open atv 6.4 just now so don't know if I need to update config files or cams

Any help appreciated as always
Help plz ^^^
 

Bertonumber1

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With 28.2east 2E/2F/2G
With automatic scan you should be recieving
900+ channels
Yes i had 900+ before i put new cable on, i rescanned after updating atv and reinstalling grogbuild freerange, i then got software error on boot

so i reset the box and did a wipe and proceeded with installing everything again, got latest softcams etc, autobouquets
did another scan on 28.2 astra, but now im only getting like 107 channels compared to the 948 i originally had. I must have goosed something or maybe lnb or dish needs aligned, its exactly same location as it where though guys

Thanks for the input, any recommendations?
 
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