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

Oliver Brown galaxiaguy at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 18 21:34:00 UTC 2007

On 9/18/07, Nick F <nikos.f at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 http://www.lyngsat.com/europe.html
> 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.
> Nick
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Thanks it worked :o)
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