Help! MP2 - DVB-T Not recognised (DRIVERS?) (1 Viewer)

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Hello!

I'm new to all this, and new to the forum. I have bought a DVB-T tuner, and I can't seem to get it working with MediaPortal - It's probably a quick fix, probably driver related but I can't seem to find a help guide on the internet (after a couple of days of searching).

So - I have also installed SDRSharp Airspy which works fine and picks up the USB Tuner. I'm using MediaPortal 2, but I have also tried MediaPortal 1 and they are both showing the same thing.

On the TV Server Config > TV Servers > Desktop
There are only two options;
* RadioWebStream
* DvbIP
And there isn't any USB devices available like I have seen on the how-to guides. the IPTV service works, but I'd like to use the USB...

On device manager the DVB-T tuner is showing under "Universal Serial Bus Devices" named as " RTL2838UHIDIR ". I've updated driver, and also checked for Windows updates. I don't know if I'm missing a driver along the way but I don't want to go downloading dodgy drivers for the sake of it.

The chip on the USB is R820T+RTL2832U , I have also downloaded Lav Filters 0.72 (not sure if this is relevant)

Above is a picture of the USB stick I'm using.

Any more information required - let me know - I'll post back asap and hopefully get this resolved!

Many thanks in advance!
 

Owlsroost

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    Note that (in the UK) to get the Freeview HD channels you need a DVB-T2 capable tuner (but most of the SD channels are on DVB-T, so that's all you need to support to receive those).

    If you need a cheap (good) DVB-T2 USB tuner stick, try one of these (also available from other sellers on Ebay) - USB Dongle DVB-T2/T/C+FM+DAB Digital TV Stick With Antenna Remote Receiver'" OP | eBay

    (Recent drivers for them are available here - AstroMeta_integrated solution )

    I've been using two of those with MP1 for a few years, and they've been pretty much rock-solid (although a bit slow to tune the HD channels sometimes).
     

    Alpha77

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    Thank you to both replies...

    I've spent a good few hours today working through that link and downloading/removing/updating etc different drivers...
    The good bits:
    * Got the USB recognised in MP2
    * Scanning for channels

    The not-so-good:
    * With the different drivers installed, SDRSharp Airspy no longer works
    * No signals on any channels (even after plugging into TV aerial)

    Thank you for pointing out that I require a T2!!! I was on the verge of giving up, however, I'll uninstall the drivers, use SDRSharp Airspy for the time being and get a T2 on order - and try and sort out some compatibility with Airspy and MediaPortal when I get it.

    Many thanks for the help!
     

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    The not-so-good:
    * With the different drivers installed, SDRSharp Airspy no longer works
    As long as the MP2 Server service is active - which it will always be without manual intervention - the tuners are occupied by MP2 and can't be used by other software.
     

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    is there a way to stop/suspend the server service?
    That's a Windows functionality. Type "services" in the start menu area and you should be offered the Windows service desktop applicaiton as the first hit.
     

    Owlsroost

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    Thank you for pointing out that I require a T2!!!
    You only need T2 for the HD channels - the majority of the SD channels only need a T capable tuner.

    The not-so-good:
    * With the different drivers installed, SDRSharp Airspy no longer works
    * No signals on any channels (even after plugging into TV aerial)
    Make sure you select the correct country and transmitter before scanning (or try 'all regions', but that will take a long time to scan all the frequencies) - MP will only scan the frequencies for the transmitter you select (to save time), so if it's the wrong one it won't find any channels...
     

    Alpha77

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    You only need T2 for the HD channels - the majority of the SD channels only need a T capable tuner.
    Well I'm no further forward - I've tried using the T & the new T2 ... 0 TV channels, 0 radio

    Any ideas?
     

    Owlsroost

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    Make sure you select the correct country and transmitter before scanning (or try 'all regions', but that will take a long time to scan all the frequencies) - MP will only scan the frequencies for the transmitter you select (to save time), so if it's the wrong one it won't find any channels...

    Which is your local TV transmitter?
     

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