Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST)


#41

All for the $$$$$, but it would be good if it was being used for something good as a FTA channel such as Greek or Italian which is something that viewers want down here.


#42

It would be nice if a commercial operator leased the available space for an extra channel or two :slight_smile:

I remember RHC remained as a black screen for at least 2 years after they shut down. It was still in the EIT and all the PIDs were still working. Just no vision or audio. Such a waste.


#44

Yep, that would be good, saving people from having to have a dish for Optus D2 as well.


#45

But when I tried D1 on a dish tuned to D2, I think it came out as the same.

Nonetheless. I have heard story’s of the elderly paying around $25 for the Transponder Frequency that ERT World was transmitting on (before it went off air)

Really a waste. Satellite is really expensive to run and it should be put to good use.


#46

D1’s pretty useless to the average joe since changing to 16APSK a couple of months ago. None of the ABC and SBS channels can be picked up with a DVB-S or DVB-S2 receiver anymore. You need a box that can handle high symbol rates which are as rare as hen’s teeth right now. Even then you’d need a relatively large dish and precise skew. So you’re not missing much!


#47

I might leave that one to the TVHeadend server then.

I might have also tried all of the Optus satellites and yielded duplicates of D2.

This was May 2017 tho…


#48

What do you mean? You scanned them all and they all found the same channels?


#49

Pretty much. I done that many ‘Blind Scans’ and it just kept finding the D2 channels that then made the signal degrade after I scanned it.


#50

Sounds like a dumb question, but are you physically moving your dish to each satellite position before you scan?


#51

Nup. So that tells you how much of a Satellite ‘expert’ I am…


#52

Time to dust the ladder off :wink:


#53

I don’t think Grandma would be happy about that, she wants to watch the black screen on D2 :slight_smile:

It’s funny because the ERT World watermark burned into the screen.

Time to get my own dish (that rotates) for Mum to check out


#54

Another option is to get a an adapter for the arm of your dish so you can pick up multiple satellites. Needs really fine tuning but you can save mucking around installing more dishes.

LNBBRK-5


#55

Like what SelecTV used to have?


#56

Yeah, I’ve seen a lot of winging going on about the loss of ERT Greece and config issues associated with RAI on AsiaSat 5.


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#58

It looks like it’s sticking around. Maybe there’s another WA Arts event coming up?


#59

Back before VAST was a thing, it was pretty hard to get anything close to metropolitan grade digital TV. This was the rig I and many others had set up:

Channel list:

  1. ABC WA (Optus D1, 16:9)
  2. ABC2 WA ((Optus D1, 16:9)
  3. GWN (Optus C1, 4:3)
  4. WIN WA (Optus C1, 4:3)
  5. SC Ten (possibly Qld, Optus D1, 16:9)
  6. Imparja (Optus D1, 4:3)
  7. SBS WA (Optus D1, 16:9)
  8. SBS ? (Optus D1, 16:9)
  9. Westlink (Optus C1, 4:3)
  10. NITV (Optus C1, 4:3)
  11. TVSN (Optus C1, 4:3)
  12. Expo (Optus C1, 16:9)
  13. Al Jazeera (Optus C1, 4:3)
  14. SBS World News (Optus D1, 16:9)
  15. Aurora Info Channel (Optus C1, 4:3)
  16. Foxtel iEPG Video Background (Optus C1, 16:9)

The SC channel was a temporary backup feed and would regularly change to other SC operated channels like SC Darwin, SC Tas or other SC Ten’s, without notice.


#60

Westlink has been renamed Business TV2 and is now showing a test card.


#61

I just got myself a second-hand Satking 800CA set-top box to take with us on camping trips. I usually view VAST channels on my satellite tuner card on the PC so I never get to see actual LCNs and channel arrangements. Interesting that GWN uses placeholders on satellite but not terrestrial, yet WIN are the exact opposite.