[mythtv-users] Missing channels from Astra 28.2E
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Thu May 13 20:32:56 UTC 2010
On 13 May 2010 20:36, Chris Dennis <cgdennis at btinternet.com> wrote:
> Terjesen Jens Peder wrote:
>> Chris Dennis wrote:
>> Terjesen Jens Peder wrote:
>>> I guess you are using an universal LNB?
>>> It looks like you are only getting the low-band channels?
>>> >>> tune to: 10773:h:0:22000
>>> DVB-S IF freq is 1023000
>>> I.e. 10733 Mhz - 9750 Mhz = 1023 Mhz -> OK
>>> >>> tune to: 11953:h:0:27500 (tuning failed)
>>> DVB-S IF freq is 1353500
>>> I.e. 11953 Mhz - 10600 Mhz = 1353 Mhz -> NOK.
>>> It that is the case it would mean that the tone-switching on your card is
>>> I bought a Hauppauge Nova-S-Plus a few years ago that functioned as it
>>> should for a few months, then the tone-switching stopped working.
>>> Fortunatly for me the webshop replaced it with a Hauppauge HVR-4000 at no
>>> extra charge.
>> Aha! That's an interesting thought. I was wondering why the -tone
>> option of dvbtune made no difference.
>> In fact I've got two Nova-S-Plus cards in the backend -- maybe both of
>> them have failed in this way. I'll try them one at a time at the
>> weekend. They're a couple of years old, so not within warranty.
>> Which are good DVB-S PCI cards these days?
>> Come to think of it it could also be the LNB that is at fault. So if you
>> have a regular sat-box you can test with that in order to isolate the fault
>> to either the LNB or the sat-card.
>> I have three Hauppauge! WinTV-HVR4000-HD. The DVB-S/S2 part is working out
>> of the box with newer kernels and MythTV 0.22. Just remember to download and
>> install firmware. I have not got the DVB-T part working, but the last info I
>> saw was that it should work with latest v4l-dvb and firmware.
>> I also have two Hauppauge! WinTV-NOVA-HD-S2 that also work greate for
>> DVB-S/S2. The NOVA-HD-S2 has the same DVB-S/S2 hardware as the HVR4000 so
>> uses the same drivers and firmware.
> I plugged in the old Sky+ box today, with slightly mixed results.
> It successfully tuned in to some high band channels: BBC News, BBC
> Parliament, BBC Radio 2 etc., which implies that the LNB is OK.
> For some reason it didn't get BBC Radio 4 (high band), nor BBC R5L (low
> The Sky box's signal indicator was at 50% strength and 60% quality, so
> possibly I need to get up the ladder at the weekend and give the dish a
> I can't afford two new DVB-S cards at the moment, so I'll reinstate the
> DVB-T card that I've used before. The DVB-T signal is flakey here, but
> better than nothing for recording Radio 4.
> Chris Dennis cgdennis at btinternet.com
> Fordingbridge, Hampshire, UK
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Just a thought.....you'll need someone else their telling you the box
reception numbers else you'll spend half a day going up and down the
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