AzBox issues

Christopherve7alb

Christopherve7alb

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I've been having problems displaying the PBS HD channels since I got this receiver and am wondering if any of you guys can help me out. About 25% of the time I can actually get the PBS HD channels. I have a strong signal on 12140 (about 60%) and all the SD channels come in fine. Most of the time I will go to watch the HD channel and I just get a black screen. I've tried re-scanning but the channels don't appear when I scan that transponder. I've tried to add the channels manually but no luck their either same useless black screen.

I've tried rebooting countless times and have done a couple of factory defaults any suggestion you've got would be much appreciated.
 
madmadworld

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what firmware ?
not that it seems to be the problem. the fact you get them 25% of the time kinda kills that.
is that 60% Quality or Signal ?
i get them all the time with 49%Quality 78%Signal.

good luck
 
cracklincrotch

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If you can't get PBS HD to come in on the Coolsat the first thing that came to mind is that you might be pointed a little more west to Horizons 1, which also has a 12140 H 30000 3/4 signal. You'll get a signal lock but just not the signal you thought.
 
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If you can't get PBS HD to come in on the Coolsat the first thing that came to mind is that you might be pointed a little more west to Horizons 1, which also has a 12140 H 30000 3/4 signal. You'll get a signal lock but just not the signal you thought.

its actually vertical polarity but I was thinking the same thing (that he might be getting 127W)

I posted something on this same thing yesterday ;)
http://www.satelliteguys.us/2006367-post13.html
 
Christopherve7alb

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The HD PBS Stuff comes in just fine on the Coolsat, I've never had a problem with that receiver.

Yes it is 50% quality 80% signal
 
Babadem

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I've been having problems displaying the PBS HD channels since I got this receiver and am wondering if any of you guys can help me out. About 25% of the time I can actually get the PBS HD channels. I have a strong signal on 12140 (about 60%) and all the SD channels come in fine. Most of the time I will go to watch the HD channel and I just get a black screen. I've tried re-scanning but the channels don't appear when I scan that transponder. I've tried to add the channels manually but no luck their either same useless black screen.

I've tried rebooting countless times and have done a couple of factory defaults any suggestion you've got would be much appreciated.
Have you tried the "Insert HD Flag" feature? Press the Ok button > highlight the channel> Menu button> scroll to "Insert HD flag" and hit the Ok button. I hope this helps.
 
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Christopherve7alb

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I'm using the newest firmware right now, I'll try downgrading to 2880 and see if that helps
 
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"2880 and newer"
If you are using the latest Firmware, you are good.
Can you slave the AZ to the Coolsat via the Loop Out and try?
 
Christopherve7alb

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Coolsat doesn't have diseq 1.1 which is the whole reason I got the Azbox, my PBS dish is on LNB 7 so in order to use the Coolsat I'll have to swap the switches out. In a related problem my AzBox refuses to update. I select firmware 2880 and it downloads the file then returns with "fail to update"

It's just one problem after another with this box LOL
 
brentb636

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Coolsat doesn't have diseq 1.1 which is the whole reason I got the Azbox, my PBS dish is on LNB 7 so in order to use the Coolsat I'll have to swap the switches out. In a related problem my AzBox refuses to update. I select firmware 2880 and it downloads the file then returns with "fail to update"

It's just one problem after another with this box LOL

Diseqc 1.1 IS supported on the CS8000 with some of the later "hacker" firmware versions. That might be something to consider, since the firmware doesn't hack anything anymore.
:)
 
Christopherve7alb

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Oh I wasn't aware of that thanks for the info I'll have to look into that
 
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I believe the Diseqc 1.1 support started in March 2009 and continued on from there in the firmware. I know its in version 12056 , cause that's what's currently in my CS8000.
:)
 
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I select firmware 2880 and it downloads the file then returns with "fail to update"
That needs to be fixed. You can download it to a USB Stick, and reboot with USB Stick attached, will ask you to update while booting.
 
Christopherve7alb

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Working?

I Updated the firmware to the latest version (using the method that Lak suggested) and it seems to be working just fine. I'm getting a little less quality (about 40%) on the HD transponder but the channels are coming in just fine. Thanks a lot guys hopefully it will continue to work :D
 
Christopherve7alb

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In related news my USB keyboard is now working (wasn't under the previous firmware) Now THAT is a useful feature :D
 

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