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Upgraded Oyster Sat System

Discussion in 'TV & SATELLITE' started by Jaws, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. Jaws

    Jaws Funster

    Sep 26, 2008
    having zapped my control box on my Oyster Vision system ( it got spiked ) I was forced to upgrade to a Vision II+ Oyster controller

    Not cheap by by heck !! Glad it happened in one way as it now locks on SO much faster, and thanks to doing it all myself, I know how to programe the thing for any sat. out there ( that is in range ! :Smile: )

    The upgrade was fairly simple.. More or less remove the old controller, and plug in the new control.

    The actual physical work consisted of:

    Stripping back the huge thick multicore wire a few inches as the plug in points for the coax and the control lines from the dish are much further apart on the new controller

    Screwing the control to the wall where the old one was

    Screwing the remote push button control box that does it all to the wall

    programing the control box to work with the Vision dish

    All the above was both simple and quick thanks in main to instructions supplied by Paul from Rob Jacksons :thumb:
  2. veevee

    veevee Funster

    Jul 4, 2010
    Essex / central France
    Hello Jaws

    Sorry for my ignorance, who are Rob Jacksons please

  3. Bailey58

    Bailey58 Funster

    Jun 23, 2010
    Norfolk and Toftir.

    The premier supplier/installer of motorised satellite systems in the UK


    And John, did you simply buy the control box and push button display unit seperately leaving the original dish in place?
  4. Jaws

    Jaws Funster

    Sep 26, 2008
    Yes indeedee
    Completely compatible and an easy swap out..
    I did think about putting a dome on but decided I MUCH prefer the bigger dish area I get by sticking with what I have ( and of course the Oyster Vision dish presents FAR less wind resistance when travelling than a dome does )

    If I stayed in the UK and never really went more than say, 150 miles, I might have gone towards a dome, but travelling Europe as far south as you can get ( and potentially Russia ), plus the fact we MAY go way up north, I wanted to stick with the 'big boy' dish :)

    There is an old saying, you might be able to kid physics, but you can never beat it.. There really is no substitute for physical size
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