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Explora 2A + HD PVR 2U Setup Problem

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Re: Explora 2A + HD PVR 2U Setup Problem

Assuming the HD PVR 2U (U stands for UEC) It will use Userbands 0, 1 as defaults.

So the Explora has to be set NOT to use these userbands.

Switch OFF the HD PVR2U.

Go into the network settings on the Explora, and either use the Installation wizard, or manually set the Explora UBs and frequencies.

If you decide to use the installation wizard, set it to Decoder 2 (UBs 5,6,7), or decoder 3 (UBs 3,4,8).

That will ensure that UBs 0, 1 are available for the HD PVR2U to use without interference.

Save the settings  and reboot the Explora 2A. Now switch on the HD PVR2U. It should now start up on either the SATCR std or Satcr Universal setting.

 

I assume the HB cable is connected via the RF ports?

 

 

Octo LNB; 2 by 2x4 MS; 2 by ES 5-2; Dedicated PSU for LNB, ES's, MS's; HD PVR 4P x 2; Explora 1; DSD 660; FSM
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Re: Explora 2A + HD PVR 2U Setup Problem

Hi i have a problem receiving channels on my DSTV explora 2p,this happened when i replaced old LNB with new smart LNB (lnb 502z),it is connected as the secondary decorder since i have xtraview,can anyone help with network settings,i tried a few but did'nt help as other channels does'nt play,Home Network settings are as ff:- 1. Network      DSTV IS7/20

                                             2. LNB Power   Controlled

                                             3.LNB Mode       Satcr Univ

                                               4. LNB Lo          9750

                                             5. LNB  HI             10600

Home network  does'nt have LNB switching

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Re: Explora 2A + HD PVR 2U Setup Problem

Hi i have a problem receiving channels on my DSTV explora 2p,this happened when i replaced old LNB with new smart LNB (lnb 502z),it is connected as the secondary decorder since i have xtraview,can anyone help with network settings,i tried a few but did'nt help as other channels does'nt play,Home Network settings are as ff:- 1. Network      DSTV IS7/20

                                             2. LNB Power   Controlled

                                             3.LNB Mode       Satcr Univ

                                               4. LNB Lo          9750

                                             5. LNB  HI             10600

Home network  does'nt have LNB switching

Red Carpet

Re: Explora 2A + HD PVR 2U Setup Problem

Sure thing @BE_Norkem

Normally just the label names I gave as there's more than one use for a diplexer, but a few models have odd label names...

Anime

Re: Explora 2A + HD PVR 2U Setup Problem

Thanks Optimist.  Are the connections you show marked on the diplexer?

Red Carpet

Re: Explora 2A + HD PVR 2U Setup Problem


@BE_Norkem wrote:

In my case I have the Pace on the "universal" connection on the LNB and the Explora on of the three unicable connections.

Does the diplexer connect to the Explora and the open connection on the diplexer to an RF port on the Pace?


The best SLNB port to use for your Explora is Unicable port A.

 

For this diplexer use;

I/O - connects to Explora's Unicable In port

SAT - connects to cable coming in from SLNB's port A

ANT - connects to one of the HD PVR's RF ports, via RF cabling if in another room

 

Geoff will be best to help with anything further.

Red Carpet

Re: Explora 2A + HD PVR 2U Setup Problem

Fortunately diplexers are cheap, and available at most places like Space TV, HD Cabling, Aerial King etc.

Anime

Re: Explora 2A + HD PVR 2U Setup Problem

Hello Jan Horn, I will try to get a diplexer to get my system running.  Thanks for the advice.

In my case I have the Pace on the "universal" connection on the LNB and the Explora on one of the three unicable connections.

Checked the drawing.....  Does the diplexer take the place of a heartbeat cable?  What I mean is that there will be no need for an extra cable?

(Another Edit)  The diplexer should be connected to the Pace as the Explora does not have 2 connections.  Am I right?

Anime

Re: Explora 2A + HD PVR 2U Setup Problem

Hi Geoff, as the Dstv "help" centre was unable to help, I then told them to leave the Pace as the primary and not (yet) to add the Explora to my bundle.  I will now have to get a diplexer (where do I get it?) to set up my system.  While I understand the necessity to use the latest technology, Dstv is being underhanded in not telling subscribers that the price of the decoder is only half the cost of required equipment.  Thanks so much for the advice.

Doin' it 4 Tv

Re: Explora 2A + HD PVR 2U Setup Problem

As Geoff said you will need to install a diplexer to extract the heart beat. Herewith a diagram to help you with the installation. 

Explora 3A  Pace HD 2P.jpg

Explora 2A (primary) Explora 3A Secondary SLNB LMX501  Samsung S9   Samsung Tab