Dreambox 500s. Norsat 8115. Settings

Odinbear2

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Howdy. I know just enough of this stuff to get me in trouble, so please bear with me. :)
Bought a dreambox a while back after a lightning strike took out my openbox S9, but could not get it configured so I bought another Openbox S9. So easy to setup. I use a 10ft mesh, chapperal FH with a Norsat 8115 digital dro. (The Ku side probably does not work ). I use a Motorola 4DTv to move dish when needed ( it primarily stays on G4) and to switch polarity.
Anyways, Saturday the Openbox died , red light, will no longer boot, so since money is tight I get out the Dreambox again.
Will be looking at the menus later today, but for now I was wondering about the settings. I could never tune a sat or channel and had no idea previously what to put where. Unlike the Openbox which was like magik with virtually no configuration. I think these are the settings that I should be working with ( culled from reading forums)

LNB - 0 ???
22Khz - On OR Off?
Voltage - H/V ???

LOF/F - ???
LOF/H - ???
Threshold - ????
 

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Odinbear2

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Looked at the specs for the 8115, says LOF is 5150. Is that for both LOF/L & LOF/H ?

Threshold?..
No 22khz. ( since it has none on 22Khz tone settings). .
So worried about frying something with the wrong setting.
 
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Threshold would be 3700 for C-Band. LOF/L and LOF/H would be the same 5150.
If you were using a universal LNB(F) on Ku band the L and H would be 9750 and 10600 and threshold would be 11700, with 22Khz on.
 
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Thanks, will try in a bit. The KU side was hooked up but not yet receiving channels, when a lightning storm took out the previous lnb, an Openbox and more. Can't believe the Openbox just up and died like that.
 
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Thanks again k4est. Used those values and viola, G16 is being received . Another question.....
With the Openbox. We were watching several channels on G16 that were Free & clear but were DVB-S2. Just discovered that the Dreambox Doesn't do DVB-S2. ( has PLI). Just wondering if I can Flash the Dreambox with a different Linux image and receive DVB-S2 broadcasts. Or if receiving that format is entirely based on hardware ( at which point , we'll be looking at buying a different box.)
 
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Yep, it's hardware, so yes you need to look into another box. Currently the Amiko Mini HD SE is an excellent choice.
 

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