[mythtv-users] Missing channels from Astra 28.2E

Chris Dennis cgdennis at btinternet.com
Thu May 13 21:21:16 UTC 2010

Another Sillyname wrote:
> On 13 May 2010 20:36, Chris Dennis <cgdennis at btinternet.com> wrote:
>> Terjesen Jens Peder wrote:
>>> Chris Dennis wrote:
>>> ________________________________________
>>> Terjesen Jens Peder wrote:
>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>> Hi.
>>>> 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
>>>> broken.
>>>> 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.
>>>> Jens
>>> 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?
>>> cheers
>>> Chris
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> 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.
>>> Jens
>> 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
>> band).
>> 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
>> nudge.
>> 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.
>> cheers
>> Chris
>> --
>> Chris Dennis                                  cgdennis at btinternet.com
>> Fordingbridge, Hampshire, UK
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> Chris
> 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
> ladder.

Yes, thanks for reminding me.  Surely someone has written a script that 
scans the output from, for example, szap and makes assorted beeps 
according to the strength of the signal?  If not, I might have to.



Chris Dennis                                  cgdennis at btinternet.com
Fordingbridge, Hampshire, UK

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