I see there are lots of issues with the viewsat extreme. I thought it was all me. What a piece of crap! I'm so frustrated!
Can I ask you guys to answer three questions?
1- Where I select the Diseq port in the setup menu the Diseq tab reads "Diseq 1." Should this read Diseq 1.2?
2 - The viewsat is not user friendly, probably due to its electronics issues! Is there a way of setting this up so that I have no issues down the road?
3 - If not, is there a receiver out there that I can hook up, set up and live happier ever after? User friendly with no problems!
I have QPH031, 33" Fortec dish and SG2100 motor.
I will appreciate any and all advice. Thanks, Tim
TimB, I've been running a ViewSat Extreme with a 1 meter Fortec Dish and HH120 Motor for about 6 months with no major problems other than 1 occasion when I lost all my Satellites and Channels. Did a Factory Reset and the Receiver has been running great since, - for about 5 months now. Have about 8 Satellites dialed in: 97.0W - my South Sat, - 123.0W, 103.0W - Pentagon Channel, 95.0W, 93.0W, 87.0W, 79.0W, and 74.0W for Ohio News Network. Tried for 116.8 (Satmex 5) but nothing working on this Satellite up here.
What are your antenna settings? Do you know what your South Satellite is? This is the first step after you setup your "Elevation" on the Dish & Motor. Go to "USALS" (in Antenna Setup) on the ViewSat and set in (type in) your Longitude and Latitude settings for your South Satellite then press "OK" and the rest of the Satellites should be lined up in the Arc or Clark Belt - as you put or scan each of them in. (Note, you only have to type in your Longitude & Latitude settings in one time then the Sat Receiver remembers them for each Satellite you want to Dial in). Use Blind Scan to get the Channels. Hope this helps.