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Samsung ES8000 Satellite Tuner with multiple LNBs

by tvbonnici / December 24, 2012 8:01 AM PST

Hi,

I installed a stationary Satellite Disk with two LNBs. I am using DiSEqC switch to combine to two LNB down one cable.

How should I set my TV to be able to get channels from both satellites?

Thanks

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Re: Samsung ES8000 Satellite Tuner with multiple LNBs
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / December 25, 2012 10:23 PM PST

Hi tvbonnici,

Have you tried connecting it up as if it were only one LNB to see what would happen? Also, what's the full model code for your TV?

HD Tech

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Samsung ES8000 Satellite Tuner with multiple LNBs
by tvbonnici / December 26, 2012 6:12 AM PST

Hi,

My TV model is UE55ES8000UXXU. I am no expert on the subject and stand to be corrected. I would like to track two different satellites Hotbird 13E and Badr 26E. I beleive that Diseqc switch would be necessary. Samsung seems to have this functionality built in but I would like to confirm whether anyone has already acheived this and the success or problems encoutnered.

Regards and Happy New Year.

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Re: Samsung ES8000 Satellite Tuner with multiple LNBs
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / December 27, 2012 11:44 PM PST

Hi vbonnici,

Thanks for your message. I see what you're trying to do. But just so you know, I support US products and customers. And from what I can tell, this model is for UK. (Correct me if I'm wrong.) So while I can't help you directly, if you want Samsung help, here's the Samsung UK portal for support on that product: http://www.samsung.com/uk/support/model/UE55ES8000UXXU

Hope this helps you!

Regards,
HD Tech

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I looked into that switch
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 28, 2012 12:44 AM PST

And this seems outside of the support we might expect from the TV maker. I'd ask the switch supplier or maker for help why it doesn't work. My bet is they'll tell you to get some other receiver.
Bob

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Seems to support it
by tvbonnici / December 28, 2012 9:49 PM PST

Thank you for your reply.

The TV comes with a built in Satellite Tuner. If I can avoid an additional piece of kit. Going through the various menus it seems that the TV support Diseqc 1.2 which handles motorized dishes. This option can be disabled. As I have been told Diseqc 1.1 is needed to handle a stationary dish with multiple LNBs.

Happy New Year.

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