How to setup the Dishes on your system

S10 menu are the darker ones on the right.


1. Do you have a fixed dish? – 1 dish on the set top box

2. Do you have many fixed dishes into a multi-switch or diseqc switch? – What position are they on the diseqc switch?

3. Do you have a move dish? – A dish that tracks the satellites across the sky

Fixed Dish / Multiswitch Dish setup

1.Press the menu button and select the installation menu as shown below

2. Now select Dish Setup

3. Now we are on the dish set up menu. Now select the Satellite Name that you want to use. Simply press the left and right arrows to change the satellite name. In this example we are using the Measat 3a C band satellite

4. Now select the frequency that the LNB on your dish works on. Simply press the left and right arrows to change the LNB frequency. The rule of thumb is;

a. C Band – 5150

b. Ku Band Single (Truevisions) – 11300

c. Ku Band Universal (Most move dishes) – 9750 / 11600

5. Once you have selected the satellite you now need to select a valid / working transponder on the satellite as this example shows (if the transponder is invalid then you will never find the satellite ) Simply press the left and right arrows to change the transponder frequency or press the OK button for a list of frequencies.

6. Now we need to select the DISEQC port that the dish is plugged into (if you do not have a diseqc switch with your dish then ignore this step), Simply press the left and right arrows to change the diseqc port number. As a rule of thumb;

a. Move dish – Diseqc A = C band, Diseqc B = Ku band

b. Multiswitch – as you set it up or your installer set up

When you change this setting, if you have a valid transponder selected you will see the Green Bar at the bottom of the screen move upwards to 70 plus % on the Signal Quality bar

7. If you are using a Tone diseqc or a multiswitch then you will need to use this option (move dish and fixed dish users need not do this step) as per your switch positions

Move Dish Set Up

Tip: You should first of all position your dish on 68.5e or the Intelsat 7/10 satellite in the west with your existing move dish system. From here you can move the dish over to the East satellite by satellite (position # by position #) until you get to the Australia Network at 166e or Intelsat 8.

1. You must complete steps 1-6 above for every satellite you want to use on your system. It is important that you do this first before we start moving the dish across the sky. It is also very important you have a valid transponder selected above before we go any further.

2. Now select the motor type of your move dish. Here in Thailand it is 99.9% of the time Diseqc 1.2 only. Simply press the left and right arrows to change the motor type.

3. Now press you down arrow and select the Motor Setting – and press the OK button

4. On the next menu screen press the OK button over the Position Setting option.

5. Now we are on the move / setup / store position menu. You will have already – (1) Selected the satellite you want to find (2) Selected a valid transponder  (3) If you have NOT done this then you need to go back to step 1 above.

Now lets select the position to store this satellite information / position in. In this example is is position 8 (the 8th satellite stored from 68.5e on my system here). This information will be stored in your Motek or Vbox dish mover.

6. Now lets position your dish on the satellite. If you followed the tip above it will be the next satellite in the East from the last one you stored. So press the Right Arrow to move your dish to the East until you see the Green Signal Quality bar show the highest number / you can also use the Left Arrow button to move to the West to get the strongest number.

7. Once you have the strongest Signal Quality press the OK button to store it in the position you selected (in our case position 8 in this example). So now we need to do this for all the other satellites you have so go back to step 1 above and repeat the process for each satellite.

Tip: once you have added all your satellites you will also want to re-scan the satellite for the new transponders/channels

Note: Many providers change their transponder information from time to time, so you will need to do this yourself when the channels change or simply ask us for an updated channel list via email, and you can flash the update via USB stick. But if you are not our customer, we may ignore this request – see the main wiki page about why this might happen

Note: If you are updating channels you may want to delete them first – see this how to – How to delete my channel lists

Note: You may now want to move these channels around so see this menu option on how to do this How to edit my channel lists


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