[mythtv-users] Scanning Echostar 8/10

Mark Buechler mark.buechler at gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 13:44:16 UTC 2007

Echostar uses non-DVB standard tables for their SDT. Their SDT-actual
is non-existant so the SDT-other has to be scanned instead, which Myth
does not currently do.

- Mark.

On 7/10/07, Michelle Dupuis <support at ocg.ca> wrote:
> I've experienced the same - appears to be a Myth bug.  Scandvb will find
> them channels, but Myth will not find them.
> I've seen some comments that this is by design (making it difficult to steal
> satellite signals) - and that there are some patches.  I've not seen
> anything conclusive and haven't pursued it...
> Please post what you find!
> -MD-
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> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Eric Lareon
> Sent: Monday, July 09, 2007 10:05 PM
> To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> Subject: [mythtv-users] Scanning Echostar 8/10
> I have a Myth box running 0.20.1 on Gentoo with a 2.6.20 kernel. I'm
> interested in receiving GolTV on Echostar 8/10, which is currently broadcast
> free to air. I have been unable to get my myth box to successfully find any
> services when I scan the satellite. During the scan it says "locked" on
> 12224000 (tp freq) and actually recognizes the satellite as it says Echostar
> 110 processing, however it doesn't find any channels. I had it run a Full
> Scan and gave it the following values:
> Frequency: 12224000
> Polarization: Right Circular
> Symbol Rate: 20000000
> FEC: Auto
> Inversion: Auto
> At the end of the scan it says "No Tables Found". The debugging output of
> mythtv-setup is attached for reference. If I try to import a channels.conf
> with all the proper data for Gol TV, it attempts to scan but doesn't find
> anything (DiSEqC port 2).
> GOLTV:12341:v:1:20000:4130:4132:407
> If I tune manually with szap and run mplayer against the dvr0 interface of
> the dvb card, the card tunes and the audio and video work great.
> Is scanning the Echostar satellites currently broken in MythTV? I also tried
> with an older 0.20 release and had the same results.
> Any ideas would be much appreciated.
> Thanks
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