[mythtv-users] DVB-S settings for Sky in the UK

Nick F nikos.f at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 08:59:32 UTC 2007

On 9/18/07, Oliver Brown <galaxiaguy at googlemail.com> wrote:
> I recently bought a Technotrend Budget S-1500 to get Freeview in the UK
> but I'm having difficulty setting it up. I'm guessing I have to set up the
> LNB in the DiSEqC settings (although I original thought that was only for
> multiple dishes?) but whatever I try I just get "Error parsing parameters"
> when I do a channel scan.
> I wondered if someone could share their settings for getting this to work
> since I've seen a few people mention getting Freeview (and Sky) this way
> using this card.

Hi Oliver - I don't have my backend in front of me since I'm travelling, but
I use Fedora + Myth + Sky.  When you add the tuner - make sure you select
DVB type, then you DO have to set up the LNB - if I remember correctly it's
UNIVERSAL or EUROPEAN, or something like that.

When you tune - you have to give it the initial parameters to do a scan
though.  So if you want to tune to the BBC 1 - you need to add frequency,
10773000 (add 3 zeros to the number you look up in the links below to
correct the units), H(orizontal) polarization, Symbol rate 22000 (or
22000000), NID 5/6

You can get this information from
http://en.kingofsat.net/pack-skydigital.php or

You do it for each transponder (which typically has 5 or 6 channels in it,
depending on the bitrate used),  there is a setting to ignore radio stations
and one to ignore encypted stations.  If you are using a CAM with a sky card
- uncheck 'ignore encrypted stations'

Please let us know if that does the trick.
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