UK Freesat - DVB-S tuning "Nothing Found" (1 Viewer)


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April 28, 2009
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HDD: Western Digital Caviar 500Gb (Sata), Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB (Sata)
Memory: 4Gb
Motherboard: ASUS P5E-VM HDMI
Video Card: Onboard (Intel G35 Chipset)
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Sound Card: Onboard
Sound Card AC3: Onboard
Sound Card Driver:
1. TV Card: Pinnacle 7010ix
1. TV Card Type: 2 x DVB-T 2 x DVB-2 plus analogue (not used)
1. TV Card Driver: Latest from Pinnacle
2. TV Card:
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3. TV Card:
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4. TV Card:
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MPEG2 Video Codec: Default
MPEG2 Audio Codec: Default
h.264 Video Codec: CoreAVC (latest)
Satelite/CableTV Provider: UK Freesat
HTPC Case: Antec Fusion
Cooling: 2 x 120mm Fans
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Remote: MCE Remote
TV: Sony 40" LCD (1920x1080)
TV - HTPC Connection: HDMI

Having done a fresh install of MP as a single seat installation I am finding that I am unable to tune any channels from DVB-S.

This was working fine in MP where there was a tuning file for 28.2E Freesat, where it picked up all the UK Freesat channels including BBC-HD and ITVHD without a problem, however I note that that is not available in

I have tried tuning using the option for 28.2E Eurobird 1 Astra 2A,2B,2D however whilst the signal level is showing around 80% and upwards and signal quality is 100%, each transponder reports the error "Nothing Found". It is clear that I'm getting a lock.

I have tried copying the 28.2E Freesat .ini file from a installation and using that in the install however same result (presumably as the 28.2E Freesat .ini was just a cut down version of the full 28.2E file).

I've attached the logs from the Tv-Server log directory.

DVB-T (from the same card) is working fine.

This really kills for me but it's otherwise superb so would like to stick with it so if anyone has any ideas I'd love to hear them.

Keep up the excellent work.



Edit : Resolved by restarting tvservice. It would though be useful to have the 28.2E Freesat tuning .ini file included in


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Thanks for the heads up however I was seeing a different issue. No idea what was causing my problem but a restart of the Tv service seems to have done the trick :D

I'd already come across that one and resolved using the fix provided :D


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  • August 21, 2006
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    Yes I noticed that the freesat tuning details did not show in version, as they had in version I thought it was me, and I must of added them in somewhere in a plugin. Obviously not. Glad it will be fixed in :D


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    April 28, 2009
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    I'm not sure that's the fix that was mentioned for, that fix is for TV cards not showing up.

    The 2.8E Freesat option is easy to resolve though.

    I installed just TV Server from (still available on Sourceforge) on another machine and just copied the 28.2E Freesat.ini file over to the new install. Not sure if it's needed but I also added the relevant line in satellites.xml and all is good.

    IIRC in Vista the files are in (based on default install values) C:\Program Files\Team Media Portal\TV server\Tuning Parameters




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    August 14, 2007
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    I would like to see the freesat option back as well. what is the point of scanning 600+ channels you are not going to use??

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