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This is an old revision of E1Satconfig made by jonc on 2008-06-09 04:08:24.


first time dish set up

In the immortal words "do not panic" If you get this all wrong you can come back to it and make it work later one (see links below)

This is the satellite configuration screen. Here we can choose three possible settings. The first two options below default to Ku band universal LNB's (The global universal LNB - for NA users and C or S band users see below)

1 sat Settings



No disecq for one satellite, simple for up to 4 satellites and the complex configuration for a disecq motor or the complex configuration of a wavefrontier dish with up to 16 satellites.

In our case we choose a simple configuration like a Dish with up to four satellites. Normally the Hotbird sat is disecq A and Astra is diseqc B. In our example usually the Astra 2 satellite is at 3 and a fourth satellite is depending of your own choice. At the pictures below is shown how to do this.

Satellite configuration

Once you set this up press the GREEN button to Save your changes, if you need to change anything else you can do it later under the Menu Button, Setup, Satellites & Transponders, Satellite Configuration

A new diseqc set up for North American users (when using the Dish LNB)

If you are in north America and have a Dish network LNB installed in your satellite dish, then select this option to tune your dish Tv channels.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

By selecting this option your dish electronics setting (LNB) will be configured to work with the satellites located at

How to tune a C or S band satellite on a fixed dish / multiswitch / multi-diseqc

Please NOTE: as the on-board satellites.xml file is only defined as each satellite and not further split by each satellite band it is impossible to tune both the C and Ku bands on any one satellite.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3 - Changes required

In step three you will notice this screen has been changed from the original on your DM box.
  1. Select the drop down menu at the top of the screen and change it non-standard user defined configuration.
  2. Select the satellite you require by highlighting the satellite name and selecting from the drop down menu
  3. Select the LNB and press OK. Now define the settings for each LNB you have. Simply enter in the required details like the examples below.
  4. Select any of the 22hz diseqc / multiswitch details you require by configuring the 22HZ and Voltage selections

Standard LNB settings (although can vary from country to country)

Standard Universal LNB setup (PLiĀ® default setting) for all countries but North America

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USA standard Circular Universal LNB

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Ku Single LNB (there is NO such thing as a standard Ku single LNB as this is different in many countries i.e. 10700 in Australia)

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Standard C Band LNB setup

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Standard S Band LNB setting

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Tip: You can at anytime go back to these screens and make any changes you require Click here to learn howto make these changes
Tip: how to add my own custom satellites.xml to my DM box (to be added - or not)

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