DVB-S(pinnacle sat ci) CAM doesn't decrypt at startup (1 Viewer)


Portal Member
April 4, 2005
The Netherlands
I've got a strange problem with my setup.
I'm using a pinnacle sat ci with the twinhan BDA drivers and a Aston 1.05 CAM. My provider is Canal Digital (NL).
When i start the tv module it cannot decrypt any channel. I first have to remove the CAM-module and reinsert it. After that it works fine until i reboot. Does anybody have an idea what is causing this.


New Member
January 25, 2006
I don’t help you but I’m interesting what twinhan BDA drivers utility in your Pinnacle PCSat CI.
I have a PCSat CI but not is possible, for my, working correctly.

Thank you very much.


Portal Member
April 4, 2005
The Netherlands
Since the Pinnacle Sat Ci is basically a twinhan clone the standard BDA drivers work without modification. The only thing you have to do is change the device ID in the capturecarddefinitions.xml. This is because the Pinnacle card has a diffirent hardware ID.


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November 9, 2005
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MediaPortal Version: RC2 (2006-01-08)
MediaPortal Skin: RealMP
Windows Version: Windows XP (SP2)
.NET CLR Version: 2.0.50727
DirectX Version: (9.0c)
Audio Codec: InterVideo Audio Decoder
Video Codec: InterVideo Video Decoder
CPU Type: Intel Pentium 4 - 3.00GHz
Memory: 1 GB
Motherboard: P5P800 (ASUSTeK Computer Inc.)
TV Card Model: General H/W encoding card
TV Card Type: DVB
TV Card Driver: BDA
Video Card Model: Radeon 9600 Series (128 MB)
Video Card Driver:
Video Card Resolution: 1024x768
Video Render Type: VMR9
Audio Card Model: Digital Audio MB
Audio Card Driver:


I am also using the BDA Twinhan driver because I have the Twinhan clone Skystar 1 CI . Do you think I have to change the device ID in the capturecarddefinitions.xml? The reason for asking is because I for a long time have had problems with stuttering TV. I think the problem is connected to the decoding, because I also have Skystar 2 card without Canal Didgital code, and that card is working without any kind of stuttering.

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