Toshiba tv not seeing my dish.

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@Terryl

I agree with you w.r.t.

"...Direct: If you have a single receiver and a direct satellite dish, select this antenna type. " - and that's what I think Toni has

&" ... DiSEqC switch: If you have multiple satellite dishes and a DiSEqC switch, select this antenna type" - definitely not relevant here

But not on "• Single Satellite Cable: If you have multiple receivers and a single satellite cable system, select this antenna type." - I think that's referring to a "unicable" system, which is also not relevant here
 
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I read that this morning when first replying and it doesn't help at all!

Reminiscent of car maintenance manuals that say "To remove the Engine, simply remove the Engine" :rolleyes:
I read that section this afternoon, and I thought it was actually pretty clear (apart from the possible reference to a unicable system?)
 
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What I read from his post #9, is that he has a multi output LNB (4 outputs), would not the "Single Satellite Cable" option not be the correct one for this type of setup? 4 outputs would mean one satellite (single LN:cool: to multiple receivers, one cable to each.
 
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I read that section this afternoon, and I thought it was actually pretty clear (apart from the possible reference to a unicable system?)
Let us know when you've got the OP sorted :)

I suspect you're right about the Unicable allusion. Ambiguous.
 
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What I read from his post #9, is that he has a multi output LNB (4 outputs), would not the "Single Satellite Cable" option not be the correct one for this type of setup? 4 outputs would mean one satellite (single LN:cool: to multiple receivers, one cable to each.
Yep. As I said earlier, this would probably be easy to resolve if we had access to the set itself - as highlighted by the fact we all interpret the skimpy Manual and the situation as described slightly differently. If it were me, I'd just try a few bold selections, starting with the "Direct" option, and tune for maximum smoke!.
 
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What I read from his post #9, is that he has a multi output LNB (4 outputs), would not the "Single Satellite Cable" option not be the correct one for this type of setup? 4 outputs would mean one satellite (single LN:cool: to multiple receivers, one cable to each.
TBH, I think you are incorrect - an LNB with 4 outputs for a "Sky" dish is simply 4x separate LNBs in one unit, designed to, typically, supply 2 feeds to 2 separate receivers,each of which has 2 inputs to allow simultaneous recording of 1 channel whilst recording another. Very widely installed in the UK (and probably elsewhere) - but essentially NO different to a single output LNB, which is all that the Tosh TV's sat tuner is designed to handle (and thus it cannot be used to watch one channel whilst recording another).

PS: I use a standard "Sky" 4 o/p LNB on the Zone 2 dish aimed at 30W with 1 o/p (the others are unconnected) feeding the 16-1 DiSEqC switch that links to the house, and I set it up and treat it exactly like the standard single o/p LNB that I tried on that dish but worked no better!

PPS: Toni said that the label on the LNB is very faded - that means that it has been installed for quite a long time, and thus probably well before wideband Unicable LNBs began to be installed in the UK.
 
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then I have user band 1 and then band frequency 0
These terms indeed indicate the use of "Unicable" LNB; which he most probably has not, with a 4 output LNB.

I think 'direct' is indicated here.

Greetz,
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These terms indeed indicate the use of "Unicable" LNB; which he most probably has not, with a 4 output LNB.

I think 'direct' is indicated here.

Greetz,
A33
I have no experience of Unicable LNBs, but I suspect that you are correct! :D
 
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SInce the Humax box worked with the cable from the dish, I would assume everything else upstairs is standard Universal frequency
 
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These terms indeed indicate the use of "Unicable" LNB; which he most probably has not, with a 4 output LNB.

I think 'direct' is indicated here.

Greetz,
A33
It seems were all agreed on Direct - I should perhaps have asked what he'd selected when first responding.

+1 for not being familiar with Unicable.
 
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I would try them all and see what pop's up.
 
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Ok, I'm back! I can't find anywhere that has any of the suggestions you make. I'm going in via Installation menu. There is nothing via Settings menu. Help!!!! oh and I have changed the lnb to a single out Fortec Star. This is working perfectly with the Humax.
 
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Right, when you first flashed up the Telly for Satellite, you will have been invited to select "Antenna Type".

It appears that you incorrectly selected "Single Satellite Cable", rather than "Direct".

If there is no obvious way to amend "Antenna Type", I suggest you return the set to Factory Settings and start again!

This time, take a deep breath and select "Direct" .......... !!
 
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I have a Toshiba 32L3963DG, and there dosen't seem a way to change antenna type, once selected. So Lazarus is correct for suggesting factory settings and starting over!
 
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YES! Thank you all so much. It's all working.
 
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Phew!

Much learned - by all of us.
 
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Glad to hear it, and could you please post the settings that made it possible, so anyone else trying to do this at a later time may be informed as to what to do.
 
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Phew!

Much learned - by all of us.
My Samsung TV in main room has a satellite tuner but I could never get it work from my fixed dish. My Zero box works fine on the same dish but no the Samsung TV. I thought it was a cable issue from thespliter but maybe not as the settings ask for all sorts.
 
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TBH, from what others (apart from @Toni Vines - glad that's worked out quite well :D) have said, most of us who have TV's with sat tuners are less than "enamoured" with them in terms of the "usability" - so are they really worth bothering with???
 
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