Retuning Vast decoder from Optus C1 to D1

Submitted: Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 22:03
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Due to difficulty in getting Vast decoder and SatPlus Finder to tune in remote areas - both were originally set up to find Optus C1 - so today added D1 satellite info and at least 8 of D1's transponder frequencies into the SatPlus Finder. Finder gets a good strong signal and a good quality number now with ease.
Now the Vast decoder is still looking for old C1 transponder frequency 12567 MHz and thus can not 'find' the D1.
Where do I go from here please - help from an expert needed !
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Reply By: The Bantam - Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 00:02

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 00:02
In addition to programming the correct information into the decoder. I understand you will need to get the decoder reauthorised to use the new frequencies and the new transponders.

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Follow Up By: baznpud (tassie) - Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 09:32

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 09:32
Yep, you have to contact Vast.
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Follow Up By: Dennis Ellery - Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 15:07

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 15:07
What a lot of useless information – you guys only confuse the issue.
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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 15:58

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 15:58
No not confusing the issue...may be some iisue with the D1/ D3 issue.

But if he is trying to set up on different transponders intended to cover a different foot print in a different service area he WILL need to get his decoder re acredited.

As usual dennis is more interested in putting other people down than being helpfull.

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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 16:37

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 16:37
I agree with Dennis.

You cannot program any information into a VAST decoder. It is set to only receive VAST channels from C1 and D3.
VAST has 3 zones and the only way to change from one to the other is to contact VAST administration You do not need to worry about changing frequencies or transponders or whatever.

You simply have to take your VAST decoder out of the box, connect it all up, align the dish to C1 or D3, get it registered and sit back and watch the pretty pictures. If you are watching Qld and move to WA you just contact VAST and get it changed. When you change locations you just align the dish to C1 or D3 again and the watch the pretty pictures. Eazy Peazy.
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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 18:27

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 18:27
So to use different transponders for different areas you need to get your decoder reauthorised.

Now is that not the critical piece of information.

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Follow Up By: Dennis Ellery - Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 20:11

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 20:11
Bantam you may call it a put down – some would call it “not suffering fools lightly”.
This poor guy can’t hit the correct satellite and has asked for expert help.
You come on with uniformed waffle that confuses the issue - just to get your name in lights.
Give up before you put your foot any further in your mouth.
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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 20:44

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 20:44
I pitty your children
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Reply By: Dennis Ellery - Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 13:12

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 13:12
I’m currently watching Sat TV
I checked the signal on my Vast Decoder box and it is locked on to C1 and D3 @ 156E.
It doesn’t mention D1
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Follow Up By: Dennis Ellery - Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 13:41

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 13:41
I just had a look at the position of D1 – it is located at 160 E
You are possibly aligned to the wrong satellite.
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Reply By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 14:36

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 14:36
VAST is only transmitted on C1/D3, some channels on C1 and some on D3. D1 has nothing to do with VAST. You are wasting your time looking at D1.

With a 'normal' sat finder you just set it up for C1 and that's it. D3 is co-located with C1 so will automatically be aligned to your dish.

What is the 'SatPlus 'finder? Did you have troubles previously?
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Follow Up By: K&FT - Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 18:01

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 18:01
If you want to watch what is on D1 you will need to find your old Aurora box and do a scan of D1.

VAST boxes are locked to scan only for C1/D3

I kept my old strong box for that very reason, so I can scan other satellites.

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