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2018-02-07, 22:06
Forum: Installation
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By R-P-H
Yup, the installer used 2 barrel connectors. I'll...

Yup, the installer used 2 barrel connectors. I'll just get him back to come and check the alignment properly this time.
2018-02-07, 21:36
Forum: Installation
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By R-P-H
Not sure what you mean by that. They are an...

Not sure what you mean by that. They are an accredited Multichoice/DSTV agency by the way. Unfortunately the installer just didn't seem to take enough effort when aligning the dish.

I did a SD PVR...
2018-02-07, 21:00
Forum: Installation
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By R-P-H
I've decided to give the installer agency a call...

I've decided to give the installer agency a call and ask them to come back and check the signal.

It must be said that the distance from the SLNB to my decoder is very long (around 30 meters I'd...
2018-02-07, 20:59
Forum: Installation
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By R-P-H
It's a 105 cm dish. I don't want to...

It's a 105 cm dish.



I don't want to get the installer in trouble or anything. At the end of the day unfortunately it seems that most installers do the bare minimum to get it working and then...
2018-02-07, 13:54
Forum: Installation
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By R-P-H
I think he was just going to leave it with only...

I think he was just going to leave it with only Tuner 1 working (i.e. no TV Guide or extended EPG info and I could only record the same channel I'm watching).

I have attached screenshots of all my...
2018-02-07, 12:11
Forum: Installation
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By R-P-H
Thanks for the info, I will leave it set on SatCR...

Thanks for the info, I will leave it set on SatCR for now as Geoff suggested and post back if I notice any channels missing.

What is interesting is that the installer told me that everytime the...
2018-02-06, 22:52
Forum: Installation
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By R-P-H
Thanks, I checked again and it seems to retain...

Thanks, I checked again and it seems to retain the network settings now.

Does it matter which unicable ports on the Smart LNB the decoders are connected to ?
2018-02-06, 19:13
Forum: Installation
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By R-P-H
Question Smart LNB + HD PVR 2P SatCr ?

Hi,

I recently fitted a Smart LNB LMX501. One unicable output is feeding my primary Explora 1 and another unicable output is feeding my HD PVR 2P. I have changed the userbands on the Explora 1 to...
2018-01-03, 19:40
Forum: Installation
Replies: 19
Views: 1,248
Posted By R-P-H
I have TV eyes in all the bedrooms but NO DC...

I have TV eyes in all the bedrooms but NO DC blocks on any of the RF ports on the decoders. I assumed that if the ports are designed to output 9V then they should be able to handle having power on...
2018-01-03, 19:39
Forum: Installation
Replies: 19
Views: 1,248
Posted By R-P-H
Sorry for the late reply, for some reason my...

Sorry for the late reply, for some reason my notification email was sitting in my junk folder.



Alright thanks, then I will stick with this setup and it should also work fine when I upgrade to...
2017-12-31, 15:43
Forum: Installation
Replies: 19
Views: 1,248
Posted By R-P-H
I have tried connecting the Explora and SD PVR...

I have tried connecting the Explora and SD PVR together directly for the HB. I have not yet tested the picture quality in the bedrooms but the heartbeat works fine even though it is plugged into RF...
2017-12-31, 15:42
Forum: Installation
Replies: 19
Views: 1,248
Posted By R-P-H
Won't the T-piece significantly degrade my RF OUT...

Won't the T-piece significantly degrade my RF OUT pictures.



Yes, I'm using 21, 25 and 29. I remember leaving 4 in between for some reason, I'll have to go back and check.



Yes, the...
2017-12-31, 15:41
Forum: Installation
Replies: 19
Views: 1,248
Posted By R-P-H
In that case I'll have to use a T-piece since the...

In that case I'll have to use a T-piece since the HB is not able to pass between the output legs of the splitter as in the diagram of my original post.

In the setup below I get overall very good...
2017-12-31, 01:19
Forum: Installation
Replies: 19
Views: 1,248
Posted By R-P-H
Hi Geoff, In the setup below: ...

Hi Geoff,

In the setup below:

http://forum.dstv.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8793&stc=1&d=1514675503

I get very large amounts of noise/reflection in the bedroom pictures. After removing...
2017-12-27, 19:46
Forum: Installation
Replies: 19
Views: 1,248
Posted By R-P-H
Hi Geoff, unfortunately I cannot reply to you...

Hi Geoff, unfortunately I cannot reply to you because I keep getting the message "your message needs to be approved by a moderator before being made visible".

Obviously there are no actual...
2017-12-26, 04:56
Forum: Installation
Replies: 19
Views: 1,248
Posted By R-P-H
Question Explora + SD PVR Heartbeat Not Working ?

Hi,

I am trying to setup XtraView between my Explora 1 and SD PVR. Here is a basic diagram of my setup:

http://forum.dstv.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8754&stc=1&d=1514256439

Problem is...
2017-09-13, 21:04
Forum: DStv Now
Replies: 10
Views: 1,900
Posted By R-P-H
Hi, interesting, when I played 2 streams on 2...

Hi, interesting, when I played 2 streams on 2 other devices at the same time it removed the active status from my explora. I stopped playback on the 2 devices and now nothing is showing as active -...
2017-09-13, 21:03
Replies: 128
Views: 13,662
Posted By R-P-H
Hi, interesting, when I played 2 streams on 2...

Hi, interesting, when I played 2 streams on 2 other devices at the same time it removed the active status from my explora. I stopped playback on the 2 devices and now nothing is showing as active -...
2017-09-12, 19:41
Replies: 128
Views: 13,662
Posted By R-P-H
Yup, definitely could be the case. I'd just like...

Yup, definitely could be the case. I'd just like for someone to confirm that so I know it's not just an issue with my Explora.

Obviously having the Explora permanently use 1/2 of your available...
2017-09-12, 18:03
Forum: DStv Now
Replies: 10
Views: 1,900
Posted By R-P-H
Yes, I logged out and it still shows as active. I...

Yes, I logged out and it still shows as active. I logged back in and the same. Of course I don't know how long it takes to register that it's not streaming but this far it's been nearly 24 hours...
2017-09-12, 17:41
Replies: 128
Views: 13,662
Posted By R-P-H
I have more than 1 device registered and the only...

I have more than 1 device registered and the only one that shows as active is the Explora which contradicts what you have said about them all being "active" since they are not.

From Showmax:
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2017-09-12, 17:28
Forum: DStv Now
Replies: 10
Views: 1,900
Posted By R-P-H
Based on what I've read it still seems everyone's...

Based on what I've read it still seems everyone's confused, including multichoice. My understanding is that you are allowed up to 5 devices registered per Showmax account. Currently I have 2 devices...
2017-09-12, 13:52
Replies: 128
Views: 13,662
Posted By R-P-H
Hi, why does my Explora show as an "active"...

Hi, why does my Explora show as an "active" device under "my devices" on the Showmax site even though I'm not currently streaming any content on it ?
2017-09-12, 12:13
Forum: DStv Now
Replies: 10
Views: 1,900
Posted By R-P-H
Yes I did and I started watching a series just to...

Yes I did and I started watching a series just to test if it was working.

But Showmax defines "active" as a device that's currently streaming. And you can only have 2 active devices at a time...
2017-09-12, 03:51
Forum: DStv Now
Replies: 10
Views: 1,900
Posted By R-P-H
Question Showmax - Explora "active" device even when not streaming ?

Hi,

EDIT: Showmax titles are now showing again.

On a side note, why does my Explora show as an "active" device under "my devices" on the Showmax site even though I'm not currently streaming...
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