Getting a DreamLink T4 FTA Receiver setup to work (1 Viewer)

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03/01/2020 - Hello folks. I have a used DreamLink T4 FTA satellite receiver that came with the remote control, the user manual & the power supply. It powers up, can toggle through the various modes such as INSTALLATION, CONFIGURATION, CHANNEL LIST & UTILITIES. Looks like the previous owner may have set this receiver up to work on Ku-Band channels & the users manual doesn't explain how to setup this receiver & get it working correctly. I have a DIRECTV 18-inch dish with a dual LNB but am only using one of it's outputs, so do I need to put a 75-ohm terminator on the unused F-connector terminal ? The LNB's label shows COMPATIBLE WITH DIRECTV MULTI-SATELLITE & DIRECTV DISH ANTENNAS, 12.2 - 12.7 GHz, 18LNBR1-01, SERIAL #XEL2B1104B3908. The receiver shows the following label data which I guess is its serial number, TGX1ACG00386. The INSTALLATION menu shows from top to bottom SATELLITE, LNB POWER, LNB TYPE, LNB FREQUENCY, LNB 22KHz, DiSEqC SW 1.0, DiSEqC SW 1.1 & Legacy SW. There's a dual bargraph at the bottom of this list labeled S on the top bargraph & Q on the bottom bargraph with each showing a constantly changing rate of 86 - 97%. Does the dish antenna absolutely have to be placed in an outside location or can it be setup inside of my home in order to pickup a signal ? I do have a SATELLITE FINDER meter. Can someone help me to get this unit working & does anyone have a setup/operations manual for this unit ?

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I will tell you a couple of things. One that dish is too small for FTA and two you will need a different LNBF. That LNBF is not compatible with FTA.
 

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03/08/2020 - Thank you for responding. So what size dish do I need at the very minimum, does the dish antenna absolutely have to be mounted outside & if not, what type of antenna can be used indoors to pickup FTA signals & what type of LNBF do I need to use ?
 

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03/08/2020 - Thank you for responding. So what size dish do I need at the very minimum, does the dish antenna absolutely have to be mounted outside & if not, what type of antenna can be used indoors to pickup FTA signals & what type of LNBF do I need to use ?
Indoors is not a good idea as signals do not travel through walls and will be heavily reduced through glass. Here is a high quality dish with lnbf that many members use here. :)


36 Inch 90 cm Free To Air FTA Satellite Dish & HD LNBF | eBay
 

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I will tell you a couple of things. One that dish is too small for FTA and two you will need a different LNBF. That LNBF is not compatible with FTA.
03/08/2020 - So based on this info below in red color text that was posted in ref to my initial email request for help, how do I interpret that data in plain English as I forgot to mention in my initial email that I am new to the home satellite communications world. - Amiko A5-Combo, Edision Mio and Mini HD265 -----10' Channel Master mesh for C-band only with Titanium C1-PLL > 55.5W to 131W, Titanium ASC-1 Controller. GEOSATpro 90cm and Titanium Satellite PLL-1KS on Stab HH-90 motor, GEOSATpro 1.2M and Maverick MK1-PLL fixed at 125W.

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