HVR 4000 Problems (1 Viewer)

Sillycrap101

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February 28, 2007
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Hi Guys,

I'm running the latest release version of media portal. I've recently bought a hybrid card (WinTV HVR 4000).

I'm having serious problems when it comes to switching from sat to freeview. I have freeview and sat channels in different groups. When I fire up media portal and go straight to freeview I can watch channels. when I switch to the other group which is sat channels and select a channel I get an error saying "Failed to start timeshifting. Unknown error occured". Then when I try again I get the same error but this time saying no signal.

Attached is my card setup. Does that look right?

Is this card compatiable with mediaportal?
 

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Mew

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Hi

Looking at the picture, I think your setup for hybrid groups is not quite right. You have set up 2 hybrid groups (S and F) with part of the HVR-4000 card in each. This means TV Server thinks these are two physically separate tuners that can be used independently which is not the case with the HVR-4000, you can either use DVB-S/S2, DVB-T or analogue. You need to define one hybrid group and add both the DVB-S/S2 and DVB-T tuner in. This tells TV server only one of these tuners is available at a time.

I have 2 HVR-4000s working in TV Server (but only one has both DVB-S/S2 and DVB-T enabled, the other just has DVB-S/S2). I have defined 2 hybrid groups, one for each physical card. I did have an issue working out which tuners belonged to which card as there were 2 DVB-T and 2 DVB-S/S2 tuners named the same in TV Server. I had to disconnect the leads from the card and try a channel scan to determine which was which. I believe this hybrid setup is working but it is a little difficult to tell as switching from DVB-T to DVB-S could be switching to the the other physical card.

I hope this helps

Mew
 

Sillycrap101

Portal Member
February 28, 2007
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Hi

Looking at the picture, I think your setup for hybrid groups is not quite right. You have set up 2 hybrid groups (S and F) with part of the HVR-4000 card in each. This means TV Server thinks these are two physically separate tuners that can be used independently which is not the case with the HVR-4000, you can either use DVB-S/S2, DVB-T or analogue. You need to define one hybrid group and add both the DVB-S/S2 and DVB-T tuner in. This tells TV server only one of these tuners is available at a time.

I have 2 HVR-4000s working in TV Server (but only one has both DVB-S/S2 and DVB-T enabled, the other just has DVB-S/S2). I have defined 2 hybrid groups, one for each physical card. I did have an issue working out which tuners belonged to which card as there were 2 DVB-T and 2 DVB-S/S2 tuners named the same in TV Server. I had to disconnect the leads from the card and try a channel scan to determine which was which. I believe this hybrid setup is working but it is a little difficult to tell as switching from DVB-T to DVB-S could be switching to the the other physical card.

I hope this helps

Mew

Thanks for the help. I'll define it as one group and see what happens. I hope it works as the only way I can make it work without crashing mediaportal at the moment is to disable one of the tuners, or stop and restart the tv server service

yes that seemed to work. Out of interest if I were to get another HVR4000 card whats the configuration you use?
 

Mew

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I have 2 hybrid groups set up, one for card one and one for card two. As I mentioned earlier, only one of the cards is actually acting as a hybrid at the moment as I have disabled one of the DVB-T tuners. I have got a spare aerial socket so I could add it in, but free to air DVB-S covers most channels (except Dave, Dave Ja Vu, Virgin 1, Sky 3, Five USA and Fiver) and has a lot more besides so it has not been a priority. I also normally don't tend to use MediaPortal to watch live TV as I have a Humax Foxsat Freesat set top box (I use MediaPortal for recording TV, watching DVDs, movies etc).

Saying that, I believe that some channels such as ITV1 broadcast at a higher resolution on DVB-T than DVB-S so I have the DVB-T tuner at a higher priority so TV Server should use this first if the channel exists on it and it is not in use.

I have been using 2 HVR-4000s (and there is one PVR-500 in the HTPC as well which I don't now use) in TV Server since April 2007. I initially used Windows XP as an OSand now use Vista x86. You only need to install one set of Hauppauge drivers for the 2 (or I assume more) HVR-4000s. I haven't found any issues apart from the one I described earlier which was working out which DVB-T and which DVB-S/S2 tuner belonged to which card. I have attached an old screenshot from my setup which sort of shows the issue with names.



Mew
 

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Sillycrap101

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February 28, 2007
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I have 2 hybrid groups set up, one for card one and one for card two. As I mentioned earlier, only one of the cards is actually acting as a hybrid at the moment as I have disabled one of the DVB-T tuners. I have got a spare aerial socket so I could add it in, but free to air DVB-S covers most channels (except Dave, Dave Ja Vu, Virgin 1, Sky 3, Five USA and Fiver) and has a lot more besides so it has not been a priority. I also normally don't tend to use MediaPortal to watch live TV as I have a Humax Foxsat Freesat set top box (I use MediaPortal for recording TV, watching DVDs, movies etc).

Saying that, I believe that some channels such as ITV1 broadcast at a higher resolution on DVB-T than DVB-S so I have the DVB-T tuner at a higher priority so TV Server should use this first if the channel exists on it and it is not in use.

I have been using 2 HVR-4000s (and there is one PVR-500 in the HTPC as well which I don't now use) in TV Server since April 2007. I initially used Windows XP as an OSand now use Vista x86. You only need to install one set of Hauppauge drivers for the 2 (or I assume more) HVR-4000s. I haven't found any issues apart from the one I described earlier which was working out which DVB-T and which DVB-S/S2 tuner belonged to which card. I have attached an old screenshot from my setup which sort of shows the issue with names.



Mew


Thanks for the info. I'll look into getting another card very soon.:D
 

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