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2017-12-15, 16:19
Forum: Installation
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By Geoff D
Could you confirm which Explora switch it is?...

Could you confirm which Explora switch it is? Version 5-1 or 5-2.
2017-12-14, 14:47
Forum: Installation
Replies: 36
Views: 3,010
Posted By Geoff D
All decoders in different rooms. Just run...

All decoders in different rooms.

Just run another cable form the LMX 500 ( Unicable port 3) to the new location.

I would Set the Explora 2A up as the Primary BUT it is not really necessary. ...
2017-12-14, 10:16
Forum: Installation
Replies: 36
Views: 3,010
Posted By Geoff D
The generalised diagrams are complicated because...

The generalised diagrams are complicated because they try and cater for all the numerous possible installation configurations that are possible.
So the very first step required is for you to...
2017-12-13, 20:18
Forum: General
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Geoff D
MC Loses ASA challenge about repeats

The ASA has declared MCs labelling old shows as new when flighted on a different channel as wrong.

News 24 has the full story.

To think years ago, we moaned about MC calling this sort of show...
2017-12-13, 18:44
Forum: PVR Decoders
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By Geoff D
Unfortunately, there is no sign of MC doing...

Unfortunately, there is no sign of MC doing anything about the negative impact that the CAS system is having on all decoders. The impact is worst on the SD PVR.

So get hold of the persons in MC to...
2017-12-13, 18:03
Forum: Installation
Replies: 9
Views: 172
Posted By Geoff D
Now IF we had updated the original installation...

Now IF we had updated the original installation manual that we had going with the SD PVR, this frequency would be available to all.

Next, the problem with in line Amps, regardless of the bandwidth...
2017-12-12, 15:53
Forum: Installation
Replies: 11
Views: 249
Posted By Geoff D
Explora 2A cant share a tuner? OKay did not...

Explora 2A cant share a tuner?

OKay did not know that.
2017-12-12, 15:50
Replies: 11
Views: 160
Posted By Geoff D
HD decoder 4S, connected to a Single LNB or a...

HD decoder 4S, connected to a Single LNB or a SLNB? Very hasty to call out an installer for ANY EPG related errors especially with just a single view decoder. A LNB issue will just about affect...
2017-12-12, 15:37
Forum: Installation
Replies: 11
Views: 249
Posted By Geoff D
1. If want to use one of them for holiday viewing...

1. If want to use one of them for holiday viewing away from home, then yes that is possible, but then you need to know what LNB will be available to you at the holiday destination. The HD decoder is...
2017-12-12, 13:48
Forum: PVR Decoders
Replies: 89
Views: 6,062
Posted By Geoff D
Viewing a recording that is still in progress at...

Viewing a recording that is still in progress at the time you start viewing it has always been a bit of an issue, never really explained by MC or anyone else.
BUT now, there are these inexplicable...
2017-12-11, 20:41
Forum: PVR Decoders
Replies: 89
Views: 6,062
Posted By Geoff D
And connected to the LMX 501 SLNB? 3 Unicable...

And connected to the LMX 501 SLNB? 3 Unicable ports with one legacy?
2017-12-11, 17:41
Forum: PVR Decoders
Replies: 89
Views: 6,062
Posted By Geoff D
You might have told us before but I presume the...

You might have told us before but I presume the decoder you have is an Explora 2A? Connected to a LMX 501 SLNB?
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2017-12-11, 17:37
Forum: General
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By Geoff D
In addition to the technical info already...

In addition to the technical info already supplied, get the holiday destination to confirm that a TWIN LNB with 2 cables or a SATCR type LNB is available.

If only a single LNB then most of the...
2017-12-11, 14:34
Forum: General
Replies: 31
Views: 1,163
Posted By Geoff D
Thanks for the info. Query was on behalf of a...

Thanks for the info. Query was on behalf of a neighbour.
2017-12-10, 11:51
Forum: General
Replies: 31
Views: 1,163
Posted By Geoff D
Outstanding questions: (1) GOtv does not...

Outstanding questions:


(1) GOtv does not include access to the FTA SABC and e-tv channels?
(2) The Mnet and CSN channel replacement service via DTT therefore also excludes SABC and e-TV FTA...
2017-12-10, 11:38
Forum: PVR Decoders
Replies: 249
Views: 16,258
Posted By Geoff D
Physically over for me as well. Have watched all...

Physically over for me as well. Have watched all the content on the SD PVR in peace without any infuriating reboots and are ready to deactivate and scrap the SD PVR and re-activate the spare Pace 4...
2017-12-09, 15:29
Forum: General
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By Geoff D
Yes as far as we know, that is the latest version...

Yes as far as we know, that is the latest version for the Explora 1
2017-12-08, 21:23
Forum: PVR Decoders
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By Geoff D
Which Model Decoder is this?

Below is a screen shot of a decoder. Could someone help Identifying it please?

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2017-12-08, 12:59
Forum: Installation
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By Geoff D
I presume some of them are still active? If so,...

I presume some of them are still active? If so, the SD PVR should be swopped out with one of MCs deals. The HD PVR2P still has some value and the Pace 4 tuner also.

Where are you in SA?
2017-12-08, 12:56
Forum: General
Replies: 31
Views: 1,163
Posted By Geoff D
No. I also tried recently to find coverage maps...

No. I also tried recently to find coverage maps but s far not successful. I know the main transmitter in JHB is live, as well as the one West of PTA and the transmitters around CT are all working.
2017-12-08, 10:40
Forum: Installation
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By Geoff D
Try and sell them out of hand for a few bucks....

Try and sell them out of hand for a few bucks. get them off your insurance as soon as you are no longer using them.

Which decoders do you have?
2017-12-08, 10:34
Forum: General
Replies: 31
Views: 1,163
Posted By Geoff D
There do seem to be two options being offered to...

There do seem to be two options being offered to those with terrestrial MNET services. the one is as per MC Marietjie's post on GOTV terrestrial, and the other is by installing a satellite antenna...
2017-12-06, 17:36
Forum: PVR Decoders
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Geoff D
I will not be able to get back to redo the...

I will not be able to get back to redo the measurements for a while.
So as already reported with the other decoders, the same thing happens during the authentication checks when this decoder is...
2017-12-06, 17:23
Forum: PVR Decoders
Replies: 19
Views: 854
Posted By Geoff D
Final post on the UEC Reboot Issue

Refer to this thread (http://forum.dstv.com/showthread.php?p=372172#post372172) for some of the background to this issue.

The UEC 4T is a 4 tuner decoder, mostly installed together with a TWIN LNB...
2017-12-06, 10:14
Forum: PVR Decoders
Replies: 249
Views: 16,258
Posted By Geoff D
The SD PVR: How to keep it working for a bit longer.

The SD PVR is now totally compromised by one simple thing. MCs new CAS process violates a basic and very simple axiom in digital satellite TV systems by not ensuring that absolutely NOTHING ever...
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