Recommended Software Update- ASTRA 28 Enhancement
Recommended Software Update ASTRA 28 Enhancement
Release Friday 24/07/2015
Note: This Astra 28 update also replaces the last mandatory update for Astra 28 released in June 2015 due to a frequency change. Therefore if you have not used your Seeker prior to June and you are experiencing problems locking onto Astra 28 this release will also solve this problem.
For UK Channels
We feel that it is very important to strive to continuously improve our systems. This non essential software update will improve satellite acquisition times, give you the best possible coverage throughout Europe and also give greater scope for future frequency changes to the Astra 2 satellite with the addition of a second Astra 28 frequency option.
We strongly recommend that this software is installed at you earliest convenience to benefit from the improvements to your system, please use the links further down the page.
After the update you will have Astra 28 listed as before but also Ast 28S listed.Â Ast 28S is the secondary Astra 28 frequency option that can be used as you travel further South into Europe.
All future manufactured Seeker product will have this software installed as standard.
Due to the Target system having a choice of only 5 Satellites it will be manufactured with a default satellites set (Astra 19, Astra 28, Astra 23, Hotbird and Thor) programmed into the control box but with the enhanced specification benefits as above.
However you can download the enhanced Astra 28 specification with also a custom satellite set which will replace Thor with an additional Astra 28 frequency as above, Ast 28S. We recommend this update for all customers who watch UK Channels and do not require the THOR Satellite.
Don’t Forget your SKEW!
If you are travelling South into Europe this summer and want to maximise your dish performance to pick up UK channels as the Satellite Footprint weakens remember you can adjust your LNB Skew.See user instructions
Please refer to your instruction manual or follow the instructions below to simply and quickly install the update
Release date 24/07/15
1. Obtain the latest update file from Maxview and copy onto a formatted USB flash memory stick.
For PC users using Internet Explorer right click the link and select "save target as" then select where you would like to save the file.
For Mac users you will need to press Ctrl on your keyboard then "save link as".
For Windows 10 Users the default browser "microsoft Edge" does not allow you to use "save target as".
You will need to select "all apps" then "windows Accessories" and then "Internet Explorer"
2. Turn on Control Box.
3. Press and hold the SYNC button on the front of the Control Box for 7 seconds until SYNC LED illuminates RED.
4. Insert the USB flash memory stick. The SYNC LED will flash GREEN whilst data is been transferred.
5. When the SYNC LED goes out turn off the Control Box power and remove the USB flash memory stick.
6. Turn power on, SYNC LED will flash RED and GREEN whilst data is written to Control Box memory.
7. When SYNC LED goes out update is complete.
8. Pair Control Panel to Control Box
For a video version of the instructions for updating the software please visit VIDEO LINK