Sat tv

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 12:57
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I have purchased an old (10 years at a guess) but new(unused) satellite set up which includes a strong sat receiver SRT 4564x it has no card in it. I’m a virgin as far as satellite tv goes my question is do I need to purchase a card to get free to air tv or is it possible without the outlay. I’m told I will have to get a vast receiver with a card to make it work. Is this my only option.
Many thanks in advance for all the advice.
Carl
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Reply By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 13:06

Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 13:06
If you want to watch the Free to Air (FTA) channels (ie normal channels you get at home) then you will indeed have to get a VAST receiver with a card. Cards are 'married' to individual receivers.
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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 13:36

Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 13:36
To the best of my knowledge, Strong do not make a box for the Vaste system, in other words, the box you have is obsolete.
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Reply By: Shrekster - Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 13:12

Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 13:12
Cheers Rod.
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Reply By: oldfart1953 - Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 16:09

Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 16:09
Hi,
All your questions answered here
www.mysattv.com.au
And an excerpt from that site....
"Anyone wishing to access VAST will need to purchase a VAST approved satellite set-top box and a satellite dish of at least 65cm diameter. Access to this new satellite service is managed by a smart card which is supplied with the satellite set top box."
So I'd be going back to the joker that sold you the 'box' and asking for the 'card'.
Strong do make VAST box's....I believe!
Check out www.strong.com.au
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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 16:30

Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 16:30
From the Strong site mentioned
"**Strong Satellite receivers are NOT VAST Compliant"
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Follow Up By: oldfart1953 - Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 16:33

Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 16:33
Sorry to give you a bum steer...........

Check out
http://www.satking.com.au/satellite-tv/vast-satellite-receiver/vast-satellite-receiver-dvbs2-800ca
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Reply By: jeffrey l2 - Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 16:18

Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 16:18
Hi. This is the mob I got mine from (5yrs ago). they were very good & explained everything. (wouldn't let us leave until we had mastered the set up.) Mine has worked faultlessly everywhere.What I really recommend is a device they call " a marriage saver ." (sat finder device) Vast satelite kits from Access Tv.
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Follow Up By: Member - Scrubby (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 17:14

Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 17:14
Might be an outdated system now but nine years ago the CEO and I did a 20 week outback trip and only failed to have tv for 7 nights (133 nights out of 140 ) , finding the satellite was just a matter of turning the volume up on the required channel then adjusting the dish until the program was heard. Far easier and cheaper than a "sat finder meter" as you will still have to adjust the dish until the meter reads correct.
Try it before you buy a meter.

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Reply By: Shrekster - Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 17:56

Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 17:56
Ok and many thanks to you all for the advice and input. So I’m gonna make the assumption that this strong is not any good to receive any signal and especially as it doesn’t have any card with it. I thought it might be possible to install an Optus Aurora card but I think I might just save my money and go vast to negate any potential pitfalls or hiccups.
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Follow Up By: Member - Barnray (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 19:50

Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 19:50
I have a vast unit for sale. Barnray
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Follow Up By: Shrekster - Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 23:45

Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 23:45
More details please Barnray
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Follow Up By: Member - Barnray (NSW) - Friday, Jun 29, 2018 at 07:30

Friday, Jun 29, 2018 at 07:30
It is a dsd4121 setup to record to an external hard drive $120. Barnray
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Follow Up By: Shrekster - Friday, Jun 29, 2018 at 09:42

Friday, Jun 29, 2018 at 09:42
Hmm sounds like the goods pity I’m on the other side of the country and auspost aren’t exactly that credible with the care taken with packages.
But many thanks for the offer.
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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Friday, Jun 29, 2018 at 10:20

Friday, Jun 29, 2018 at 10:20
Sounds like you are in WA so maybe try Access Antennas
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Follow Up By: Shrekster - Friday, Jun 29, 2018 at 11:19

Friday, Jun 29, 2018 at 11:19
Yeah in Perth and access are definitely on my radar.
Cheers Kazza
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