Suddenly lost all tuning (1 Viewer)

corvy

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  • January 3, 2007
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    Hello, I have just lost all tuning capabilities. I can scan for channels and get perfect signal quality but as soon as I try to tune a channel I get errors like "Unknown error" or "channel is scrambled" etc. I have even tried rescanning channels but to no avail.

    The error happened earlier today, no known changes were made so I am getting worried it might be HW related.

    When I look in the tswriter log i find entries like this:

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    29-03-2013 23:18:17.478 Recorder:Pid fc3 Continuity error... 7 ( prev f ) - bad signal?
    29-03-2013 23:18:17.614 Recorder:Pid fc3 Continuity error... f ( prev 7 ) - bad signal?
    29-03-2013 23:18:17.726 Recorder:Pid fc3 Continuity error... 7 ( prev f ) - bad signal?
    29-03-2013 23:18:17.873 Recorder:Pid fc3 Continuity error... f ( prev 7 ) - bad signal?
    29-03-2013 23:18:17.985 Recorder:Pid fc3 Continuity error... 7 ( prev f ) - bad signal?
    29-03-2013 23:18:18.121 Recorder:Pid fc3 Continuity error... f ( prev 7 ) - bad signal?
    29-03-2013 23:18:18.244 Recorder:Pid fc3 Continuity error... 7 ( prev f ) - bad signal?
    29-03-2013 23:18:18.381 Recorder:Pid fc3 Continuity error... f ( prev 7 ) - bad signal?
    29-03-2013 23:18:18.504 Recorder:Pid fc3 Continuity error... 7 ( prev f ) - bad signal?
    29-03-2013 23:18:18.640 Recorder:Pid fc3 Continuity error... f ( prev 7 ) - bad signal?
    29-03-2013 23:18:18.751 Recorder:Pid fc3 Continuity error... 7 ( prev f ) - bad signal?
    29-03-2013 23:18:18.887 Recorder:Pid fc3 Continuity error... f ( prev 7 ) - bad signal?
    29-03-2013 23:18:19.11 Recorder:Pid fc3 Continuity error... 7 ( prev f ) - bad signal?
    29-03-2013 23:18:19.146 Recorder:Pid fc3 Continuity error... f ( prev 7 ) - bad signal?
    29-03-2013 23:18:19.258 Recorder:Pid fc3 Continuity error... 7 ( prev f ) - bad signal?
    29-03-2013 23:18:19.393 Recorder:Pid fc3 Continuity error... f ( prev 7 ) - bad signal?
    29-03-2013 23:18:19.468 Recorder: TIMESHIFT Stop 'D:\Timeshift\live9-0.ts.tsbuffer'
    29-03-2013 23:18:19.469 Recorder: TIMESHIFT Reset
    29-03-2013 23:18:19.470 CDiskRecorder::Reset() - Reset write buffer throttle
    29-03-2013 23:18:19.474 del m_pVideoAnalyzer
    29-03-2013 23:18:19.474 analyzer: reset
    29-03-2013 23:18:19.475 del m_pPmtGrabber
    29-03-2013 23:18:19.475 del m_pRecorder
    29-03-2013 23:18:19.475 del m_pTimeShifting
    29-03-2013 23:18:19.476 del m_pTeletextGrabber
    29-03-2013 23:18:19.476 del m_pCaGrabber
    29-03-2013 23:18:19.477 del done...
    29-03-2013 23:18:19.482 CMpTsFilter::Pause()
    29-03-2013 23:18:19.483 CMpTsFilter::Stop()

    Not sure where to turn now. I have DigitalDevices CineS2 cards on DVB-C. How could I verify that they are ok? All devices in device manager look ok. I can access CAM menu just fine - all looks good except this damn channel tuning. Any tips is greatly appreciated!
     

    jsc2013

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    Can you view the channels with the default software supplied with the TV card? This would help to rule out it being a problem with MP
     

    jsc2013

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    Sorry - out of suggestions - is there no software on the mfrs website?
     

    corvy

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    Good news :) I fixed it!

    Could not get my head around this one and I have been using media portal for many years and never had such a strange issue. Lately I have had some stability issues on my computer after a BIOS upgrade and this trouble started after a crash. With this in mind I have installed dvblink and dvbviewer and both of them worked fine for free-to-air but never got the CI to work. The same channels did not tune in MEPO.

    Now I basically deleted the whole tvserver database and reinstalled it. New channel search and settings from scratch, and finally we have a success! Sorry for this mind bender but it seems I somehow corrupted my database but not enough for tvserver to crash. Maybe this info could become a benefit for a future searcher with problems.

    Now my only problem is that dvblink looked really nice if I can get the CI to work ;)

    Thanks for the help jsc2013!
     

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