Skystar HD2 - Timeshift / Graph Problem - Again (1 Viewer)


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March 30, 2009
TV-Server Version:
MediaPortal Version: 1.01
MediaPortal Skin:
Windows Version: Vista 64, Sp1
CPU Type: Intel Quad, 2,8
HDD: Maxtor 750 GB
Memory: 8GB
Motherboard: Asus P5Q, Pro
Video Card: ATI 4800 HD, 1GB
Video Card Driver:
Sound Card: on board
Sound Card AC3:
Sound Card Driver:
1. TV Card: Technisat Skystar HD2
1. TV Card Type:
1. TV Card Driver:
2. TV Card:
2. TV Card Type:
2. TV Card Driver:
3. TV Card:
3. TV Card Type:
3. TV Card Driver:
4. TV Card:
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4. TV Card Driver:
MPEG2 Video Codec:
MPEG2 Audio Codec:
h.264 Video Codec:
Satelite/CableTV Provider:
HTPC Case: Thermaltake DH101
Power Supply:
TV - HTPC Connection:


Here my question from the German forum. ( )

Maybe someone of you can help:

Graph/ Timeshift Problem with Windows Vista 64 and Technisat Skystar HD2.
I already went through all postings but still get the same error when clicking the preview button at Server Config – MP 1.01.

What I have done so far:
Fresh system with fixed IP. Assigned to the MP Server and MP itself. Scan for channels with driver Version – some vertical channels are found: but Timeshift / Graph Problem
Sat 1, Pro7 etc are not found.
Reduced the Astra.ini to only can for Pro7. Nothing found.
Imported a channel list from this forum: Timeshift / Graph Problem

Installed older driver version Now channel scan doesn’t find anything. Even in DVBViewer which perfectly works with the new driver.
Reduced memory to below 4GB: still the same problem.

Attached the Log files:


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    the new driver does not work on my system too, but is working fine
    Are you shure you realy downgraded to the old one?



    Portal Member
    March 30, 2009
    Absolutely - the device manager shows version
    According to the Technisat Hotline this driver will not work under Vista 64 - this is also my point of view since DBVViewer even won't work with this one.

    For me the situationlooks like this: only is working with MP - but Vista 64 is not running with So no chance to use that card under this configuration.

    Threrefor it would be nice to have a solution from the MP side

    Cheers TOOM


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    December 26, 2008
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    I'm also using this card under vista x64 (same driver version).

    I've similar problems (freezes, graph etc.), but at least the transponder scan worked fine so far. I found, that there are much more (all) stations (like Sat.1 etc.) found when I disable the "DVB-S2 advanced tuning features" checkbox before starting the scan.


    Portal Member
    March 30, 2009
    Sorry Neo,
    I was out for some days.
    Disabling the DVB-S2 feature hasn’t any effect to me.
    But I found something new: somewhere here in this forum there is a posting, stating to reduce the vista memory through msconfig to below 4 GB to have the properly working. I did so (see my above post) but even though: no channel scanning.

    Now I further reduced the memory size to only 2048 MB and, you won't believe it: channel scanning works, no Timeshift / Graph Problem . MP works as it should do.

    On the other hand: vista is getting very slow.

    What you pros would suggest me? It seems like I wrote before: the is working under Vista only with reduced ram – the new driver ( ) is not working with MP.
    Is there a chance to have the up and running by doing some mods on MP ?

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