No LNB switching with SkyStar 2 (1 Viewer)

avy

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June 8, 2006
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Windows Version: Windows XP (SP2)
CPU Type: Intel Pentium 4 - 2.40GHz
Memory: 1 GB
Motherboard Chipset: IBM (IBM)
Video Card: Asus Agp-v7700 Pure/deluxe
Video Card Driver: 56.55
Sound Card: SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
Sound Card AC3: no AC3
Sound Card Driver: 5.12.1.3624
1. TV Card: TechniSat SkyStar 2
1. TV Card Type: DVB-S
1. TV Card Driver: 4.4.0
Video Codec: MPV Decoder Filter
Audio Codec: MPA Decoder Filter
Satelite Provider: Sirius 5E + Hotbird 13E
DISEqC version: 2.0
TV - HTPC Connection: S-Video

Error description
  1. start setup mediaportal
  2. go to television > capture cards
  3. select SkyStar 2 > Edit
  4. go to autotune
  5. enter for LNB#1 DISEqC: Level 1 B/A, LNB: Ku-Band, Tone: <empty>, Satellite: Eutelsat Hotbird 1-6
  6. enable LNB#2
  7. enter for LNB#2 DISEqC: Level 1 A/A, LNB: Ku-Band, Tone: <empty>, Satellite: Sirius 2/3 & Astra 1A
  8. click scan and wait till scanning ends
  9. click OK
All LNB1 channels are added, none of LNB2. LNB2 is not even scanned.

Note: that happens only if LNB1 has been preselected with an external program beforehand (i.e. Setup4PC). If LNB2 has been preselected, MP config scans LNB2 channels only.

By running setup several times (with the different LNBs preselected) one can manage to scan both LNBs. However, MP myTV will show video+audio of the "currently active" LNB only. The other channels will display a blank screen (or "no signal detected" in full screen).

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infinite.loop

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  • December 26, 2004
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    Tone setting must NOT be empty!

    use 22KHz.

    during the scan please have a look at the setup4pc application and check if MediaPortal is sending the correct diseqc setting.
     

    Koschel

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    infinityloop is right, you must select 22KHz, otherwise it will not work.

    But:

    I have Astra 19.2e and Hotbird here.
    Astra Transponders are scanned, Hotbird is not scanned. It seems like LNB Setup is ignored.
     

    avy

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    June 8, 2006
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    I've tried with and without the tone specified. The result is the same - one LNB gets channels, another one - not. BTW, the log shows that 22KHz is used even if I select no tone.

    infinityloop: I'm going to check RC1 tonight.

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    infinite.loop

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    the deverlopers have found something, wait before you install RC1.
    i will tell you when i have got more infos.
     

    avy

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    June 8, 2006
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    Just checked 0.2.0.0 RC1. Setup successfully scans both LNBs (tone 22KHz selected). The log is attached. MP shows all channels from both LNBs.

    In RC4 LNB switching has been broken :confused:

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    imported_pirlone

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    February 1, 2006
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    Windows Version: windows xp pro sp2
    CPU Type: amd sempron 2400+
    Memory: Kingston 512MB PC3200 DDR400
    Motherboard: asus K8N-E
    Motherboard Chipset: nvidia nForce 3
    Motherboard Bios: AMI
    Video Card: ati 9600pro
    Video Card Driver: catalyst latest
    Sound Card:
    Sound Card AC3:
    Sound Card Driver:
    1. TV Card: technisat skystar2
    1. TV Card Type: dvb-s
    1. TV Card Driver: latest
    2. TV Card: hauppauge nova-t pci
    2. TV Card Type: dvb-t
    2. TV Card Driver: latest
    Video Codec: nvidia purevideo
    Audio Codec: MPA Decoder
    Satelite/CableTV Provider: LNB1 hotbird 13, LNB2 astra 19.2
    HTPC Case: thermaltake tenor
    Power Supply:
    Remote: hauppauge 45 button, logitech harmony 525
    TV: samsung crt
    TV - HTPC Connection: s-video


    lnb switching still doesn't work here (latest SVN) :(

    log attached...

    rgs,
    pirlone
     

    avy

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    June 8, 2006
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    OK. I've taken mediaportal-svn-06-22-2006--16-09.rar and tested it. The LNB switching now works both in setup and MP. Well done guys!

    I must say that this time I had to change Audio codec to DScaler because some channels (not all, just a few) did not utter any sound.

    But further scanning made me a bit confused. I use 2 freqs on Sirius (LNB1: A/A) and 2 freqs on Hotbird (LNB2: B/A). In order to speed up the scanning process I've edited the corresponding tpl-files. Now setup scans LNB1 - both freqs are scanned correctly. LNB2 scan starts: instead of my 1st freq 11034V (stated in tpl-file) I get channels from 11881H (same sat though). 2nd freq 12597V scans correctly.

    I exchanged the freq rows in the tpl-file (LNB2) and repeated. Now I get channels from 11881H (instead of 12597V) and from 11034V (correct).

    Funny bug. But why 11881 guys? ;)

    The log is attached.
     

    avy

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    June 8, 2006
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    Hello guys. Just wanted to get an update re my last problem.

    Should I check the latest svn? Or should I start a new thread?

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