[mythtv-users] BBC Red button/freesat

James Thorpe james at tfxsoft.com
Tue May 18 15:53:59 UTC 2010

On 18/05/2010 16:46, Chris Dennis wrote:
> On 18/05/10 14:16, James Thorpe wrote:
>> On 18/05/2010 14:11, Robert Longbottom wrote:
>>> But I don't think I have BBC News on the same frequency.
>> Sorry - I implied the wrong thing. I meant I'm missing the entire
>> multiplex, along with the one carrying bbc news - not that bbc news is
>> on that one :)
>> On that note - is there any reason why my initial scan may have failed
>> to pick up on these? Guess I might know more once I try to scan these
>> frequencies manually!
> This may be related to the problems I've been having -- as discussed 
> here: http://mythtv.org/pipermail/mythtv-users/2010-May/288339.html
> I've found that neither of my Hauppauge DVB-S cards can pick up any of 
> the high-band multiplexes (i.e. those with frequencies of 11720 or 
> above) because the cards aren't sending the required 22KHz tone to the 
> LNB.  (See http://www.satcure.co.uk/tech/lnb.htm#universal )
> Either that or a faulty LNB may be limiting the range of multiplexes 
> that you can receive.
> cheers
> Chris

Thanks for the info - I'm using a Nova HD S2, so could well be.  Also 
could be a faulty LNB - we moved into this house in late 04 and the dish 
was on the wall when we moved in.  We got cable installed and the guy 
asked if we were using the dish - I said no so he just snipped the cable 
on the outside of the house and reused the same hole.  Was only a few 
months ago that I ran a new cable to the dish to use it for Myth - guess 
some water might have managed to seep up the cable over the years!  I'll 
try a manual scan of those frequencies later and see what it picks up.


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