TechniSat CableStar: Scanning & Tuning problems (1 Viewer)


New Member
January 14, 2009
Home Country
Germany Germany
TV-Server Version:
MediaPortal Version:
MediaPortal Skin: Blue3
Windows Version: XP SP3
CPU Type: Intel P4 640 3,4 Ghz HT
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB
Memory: 1,5 GB
Motherboard: 915G Chipset
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT
Video Card Driver: 178.24
Sound Card: RealTec HD Audio onboard
Sound Card AC3: Optical out
Sound Card Driver:
1. TV Card: Technisat CableStar HD
1. TV Card Type: DVB-C
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:
4. TV Card Type:
4. TV Card Driver:
MPEG2 Video Codec: CyberLink PowerDVD
MPEG2 Audio Codec:
h.264 Video Codec: CyberLink PowerDVD
Satelite/CableTV Provider: UnityMedia Germany
HTPC Case: Fujitsu Siemens Activy Media Center
Power Supply:
TV: Toshiba 46ZF355
TV - HTPC Connection: HDMI


first of all: Great forum - great Software, but (of course) I have some initial problems setting up my HTPC with Media Portal.

I have serious problems on scanning the channels in TVServer.
The DVB-C-card is recognized. Scanning is done, however, on every scan only some few channels are found - only of one frequence, sometimes none, sometimes of another frequence.

Example: I completely scan the "Germany cable" frequencies. On one scan I find the all "ARD"-programs on 410000 Mhz, on the next try only "RTL"-Group (on 113000 mHz) etc.

After the scan I can also preview the channels successfully.

If I restart my PC, I cannot preview the channels anymore, the TVServer popups with message "No signal".
If I only kill the TV-Server-Process and restart it, I still can preview.

Does anybody have any idea, what's my problem and how to solve it?

I tested this DVB-C card also with DVBViewer (no problems here) and with TransEdit - also here no problems.
DVBFix is installed (Version of installed Psisdecd.dll: 6.5.2715.2883 Path: C:\APPS\Tools\MEDIAP~2\dvbfix\psisdecd.dll), MediaPlayer 11 as well.

Attached find the tv.log of the TVServer including

start to 11:42: scanning - channels usually on 346000 mHz, found on 71500 mHz the first time???
11:42 to 11:53:35: successful preview, div. tests with recordings etc,
11:53:52: restart of TVServer.exe with successful preview
11:56:26) restart of the HTPC and no preview anymore.

I'm located in Frankfurt/Germany, so my cable-provider is UnityMedia.

Any help apreciated - thank you in advance.


New Member
January 14, 2009
Home Country
Germany Germany
Ab jetzt auf Deutsch

Hi nochmals,

habe erst jetzt gesehen, dass ich ja im Deutschen Forum gepostet habe :oops:

Ich habe testweise mal in der SQL-Datenbank (Tabelle TuningDetail) die Frequenzen und sonstigen Settings aus DVBViewer bzew. Transedit eingetragen - Resultat: 0 - bei allen Previews im TV-Server kommt "No signal".

Sehr eigenartig. Geht vielleicht die Technisat CableStar HD gar nicht?



New Member
January 14, 2009
Home Country
Germany Germany

Problem gelöst.
Ich habe den DVBFix nochmals installiert. Vorher war er in einem anderen Verzeichnis (dessen Pfad leerzeichen enthielt??) .

Jetzt ist tuning und scanning kein Problem mehr.


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