Select TV

Submitted: Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 00:35
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Fellow boggers,

I'm in need of some information about using select TV. I'm looking to find out if my Oyster/SIM setup can simply take a select TV card? The van is circa 2008 and seems to have two card slots for the sat TV. I know this sounds pretty vague but I don't get much and last time I used the van it had a barely functioning aurora card (I doubt this will do anything at all now).

Any help would be appreciated and I agree in advance I should get out more!

Kind regards

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Reply By: Trackor 2 - Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 01:29

Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 01:29
G'day Theo,

What satellite is the Oyster set up to locate? Select I think Select is on a different satellite to Austar, Foxtel & Aurora.

If you haven't used Aurora card for a while you can update ABC & SBS via telephone. The card should either work or not work. Maybe you should get in touch with Oyster/SIM for assistance.


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Follow Up By:- Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 01:36

Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 01:36
G'day Peter,

Thanks Peter I believe it may be pointing at C1 - the previous owner had FOX. I am heading away for a long weekend (I know doesn't even rate a mention as travel!) and I was contemplating a simple select card purchase. I'm pretty sure it will work but I'd thought I would ask. I was hoping that someone here would say yeah I do it all the time type of response but failing that I will call SIM.

Kind regards

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Reply By: Deleted User - Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 03:19

Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 03:19
Select TV is on Intelsat 8 which is more east than C1

Unless you can do a manual lineup on the Oyster you would need new software to get it to point in the right direction.
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Reply By: Silver and Tinks - Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 07:20

Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 07:20

we run select TV at home and just pull the sim card out and stick it in the box in the van works all around oz.

You need to switch to 800 if the select tv comes up move to 810 if scrambled signal comes up, your box is already set

If not thomas from oyster sat will add it to your box
he did ours for free but ours is a 2006 model and select tv did not come on line to 2007.
sometimes when you switch between the two lnb's if both slots are active you need to turn off the box wait 10 seconds and then turn it back on.
if only one slot is active it is just a matter of swapping the sim card.

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Reply By: Deleted User - Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 18:48

Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 18:48
Really appreciate the feedback, thanks all for your responses.

Kind regards

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Reply By: Flipp'n Lorry - Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 02:41

Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 02:41
Some of the comments regarding which satellite the Oyster is pointing at are not entirely accurate (sorry, if that sounds critical). An Oyster is designed to locate different satellites automatically depending on which channel you select - we had our channel list amended to include SelectTV and it then automatically seeks Intelsat8 (Pas8) when we tune to SelecTV channels via the remote.

Now we did have to get the channel list redone by Smartsat, as it was beyond my capability (though apparently it is not all that hard).

The othe useful info is that ABC and SBS are also available on the D1 satellite, but they are unencrypted so you don't need to stuff around with your Optus Aurora card to view.
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