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2017-11-20, 17:47
Forum: Installation
Replies: 14
Views: 1,477
Posted By idm1
Sadly the connection has failed, no longer...

Sadly the connection has failed, no longer working. Thanks for all the input from all. I will now have to run a hb cable.
2017-11-19, 15:45
Forum: Installation
Replies: 14
Views: 1,477
Posted By idm1
Yup, did it through self service a couple of...

Yup, did it through self service a couple of months ago. Paying the R874 per month with nothing outstanding. It has been running with no hb for a week now. Not sure if possibly some of the 2p's had a...
2017-11-19, 14:36
Forum: Installation
Replies: 14
Views: 1,477
Posted By idm1
Strange Mine has been running for a couple of...

Strange Mine has been running for a couple of days.
2017-11-19, 13:56
Forum: Installation
Replies: 14
Views: 1,477
Posted By idm1
Most likely through the lnb (lmx 501). Good to...

Most likely through the lnb (lmx 501). Good to hear that it works for yours as well :D
2017-11-19, 12:45
Forum: Installation
Replies: 14
Views: 1,477
Posted By idm1
Talking 2A and 2p XV Pleasant surprise

I recently re arranged the lounge for better room acoustics. I had to extend the lnb cable for the main (explora 2a) decoder temporarily without the xv cable. I noticed that the secondary decoder HD...
2017-09-19, 21:33
Forum: Installation
Replies: 4
Views: 1,596
Posted By idm1
@Geoff D, thank you for posting this invaluable...

@Geoff D, thank you for posting this invaluable information. You are a Rock Star :cool:
2017-09-17, 21:39
Forum: Installation
Replies: 10
Views: 6,574
Posted By idm1
Wink You can also achieve this through the dstv...

You can also achieve this through the dstv website, my dstv. No need to phone them. Although the help center service has improved a lot it will be easier if you diy it ;)
2017-09-06, 07:34
Forum: Installation
Replies: 18
Views: 1,832
Posted By idm1
If it's the HD pvr 2p you can leave it as default...

If it's the HD pvr 2p you can leave it as default keeping the the user bands you mentioned for the explorer.

I have set mine explorer 2a primary with user bands 0, 1 and 2 and the HD pvr 2p user...
2017-09-05, 22:32
Forum: Installation
Replies: 18
Views: 1,832
Posted By idm1
Hello Manie, have you set the user bands for the...

Hello Manie, have you set the user bands for the explora? What is the xtraview decoder?
2017-08-11, 14:50
Forum: Installation
Replies: 10
Views: 1,541
Posted By idm1
Sure thing, let me know if you need help with...

Sure thing, let me know if you need help with config of the pi/s.
2017-08-11, 14:14
Forum: Installation
Replies: 10
Views: 1,541
Posted By idm1
Rs Electronics, even better is pishop 100 bucks...

Rs Electronics, even better is pishop 100 bucks delivery anywhere in SA, zero 1.3 R80, zero wireless R182.

https://www.pishop.co.za/store/raspberry-pi-boards
2017-08-11, 08:46
Forum: Installation
Replies: 10
Views: 1,541
Posted By idm1
With due respect, if you add up the cost of...

With due respect, if you add up the cost of extending the hdmi cable, once done you would have been able to get an explora 2a connected in xtraview and perhaps even a raspberry pi zero for your...
2017-08-10, 05:41
Forum: Installation
Replies: 10
Views: 1,541
Posted By idm1
Why not just get a third explora or hd single...

Why not just get a third explora or hd single connect with xtraview? Probably cost the same in the long run.
2017-08-07, 11:22
Forum: PVR Decoders
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By idm1
Thanks for the info Sandipa. I would like to...

Thanks for the info Sandipa. I would like to confirm your answer for 3, since video legal is limited range video levels 16->235, I am sure you mean only video legal?
2017-08-04, 12:39
Forum: PVR Decoders
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By idm1
There are cheaper options, I suppose that one is...

There are cheaper options, I suppose that one is one of the best and most accurate.
2017-08-04, 12:31
Forum: PVR Decoders
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By idm1
Anyone have a HDMI analyzer? :D ...

Anyone have a HDMI analyzer? :D

http://www.markertek.com/product/qd-780d/quantum-data-780d-hdmi-protocol-analyzer-generator
2017-08-04, 08:33
Forum: PVR Decoders
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By idm1
This is a simple request for information that...

This is a simple request for information that should be provided with the specification of the decoder. This has been out for a couple of days now and no one can answer. I find it disgusting that...
2017-08-02, 17:11
Forum: Installation
Replies: 16
Views: 1,823
Posted By idm1
What Geoff D says and what Jan Horn says. I...

What Geoff D says and what Jan Horn says. I suggest you have a look at the line of sight from the antenna.
2017-07-31, 09:20
Forum: PVR Decoders
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By idm1
Thanks for that.

Thanks for that.
2017-07-31, 09:01
Forum: PVR Decoders
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By idm1
Explora 2a HDMI video standard

Please will someone provide information as to the output video format of the HDMI port as to the following criteria?

1. HDMI version 1.2, 1.3, 1.4?
2. Colourspace RGB, YCbCr - 4:4:4, 4:2:2 or...
2017-07-27, 16:13
Forum: Installation
Replies: 10
Views: 2,216
Posted By idm1
Since the explorer 2a requires extremely accurate...

Since the explorer 2a requires extremely accurate antenna alignment, it will depend on the size (min recommended size is 80cm) and accuracy of the alignment of the antenna. There is no harm in...
2017-07-27, 11:59
Forum: Installation
Replies: 10
Views: 2,216
Posted By idm1
Look at the end of the satellite dish where the...

Look at the end of the satellite dish where the cables are connected.

https://www.hdcabling.co.za/images/DSTV_Smart_LNB_SATCR_Legacy_multichoice.jpg
...
2017-07-27, 10:47
Forum: Installation
Replies: 4
Views: 873
Posted By idm1
Thanks for the reply Geoff d. Is there something...

Thanks for the reply Geoff d. Is there something that could go wrong with the method that I have used, as mentioned, it is working for now with no issues thus far.
2017-07-27, 09:24
Forum: Installation
Replies: 16
Views: 1,823
Posted By idm1
Strange, I am running explora 2a lmx501 slnb port...

Strange, I am running explora 2a lmx501 slnb port 1, hdpvr 2p slnb port 2.

User bands:

Explora 2a - 0-1210, 1-1420, 2-1680

HDPVR2P - 3-2040, 4-1006, LNB hi switching frequency=10600, LNB...
2017-07-27, 04:20
Forum: Installation
Replies: 16
Views: 1,823
Posted By idm1
Just to cover some more bases, are the 2p and...

Just to cover some more bases, are the 2p and explorer using the same lnb, if so, how are you getting 2 legacy ports to the 2p (the new smart lnb lmx501 has one legacy port)? How have you configured...
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