[mythtv-users] Mixing DVB-S and DVB-S2 Cards on the same Sat?

Bill Williamson bill at bbqninja.com
Wed Dec 2 10:56:47 UTC 2009

On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 8:19 PM, Andrew Stevens <wackston at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>> Well - I have 3HVR-4000 DVS cards running (Europe) without any problems
>> between DVB-S and DVB-S2 !
>> Since you snippet out everything from earliere questions -its dnot so
>> easy to see your problem.
>> But I've started out scanning - and the scanner finds both DVB-S and
>> DVB-S2 and inserting into MythTV!
> The details were in the first post of the thread.  However, for some
> reason the email I responded yo (from Richard Morton) didn't make it to
> the list so it reads a bit weird.
> Text (long) below.
> Anyway the basic point was not that DVB-S2 cards don't work right. They
> work fine. The problem is that a *combination* of DVB-S and DVB-S2 cards
> is hard to configure to work fine.
> So far all experimentation has been able to achieve is:
> -A 'single video source setup' where, unfortunately, MythTV attempts to
> use DVB-S tuners to tune DVB-S2 channels (I'd call this flat out a Bug
> if there's no way around it).
> - A 'two video source setup' where you have DVB-S channels appearing
> twice. Once as a DVB-S source channels and a second time as DVB-S2
> channels.   In this configuration scheduling has weirdnesses.
> My current work-around is that I have the DVB-S cards assigned the 28E
> Satellite dish (no DVB-S2 channels I want, for now) and the DVB-S2
> channels 19E (where there ARE some DVB-S2 channels I want).

Two channels with the same callsign (or is it channel name?) in two
different video sources should be fine for scheduling.   The only
funny business should be that it may show up twice in livetv, but then
again livetv only shows you channels for the current tuner so even
that should be okay.

Someone else can correct if I'm wrong :)

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