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tuxfoo

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#296065 17-May-2022 23:21
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Hello Everyone,

 

Long time lurker over the years, first time posting.

 

I am running tvheadend and I recently moved from Auckland to Northland and discovered that they do not get UHF/DVB-T up here.

 

So I got a dual DVB-S/2 tuner (TBS6902) to replace my DVB-T/T2 one but I am unable to pick up any channels. We have a standard sky dish; unfortunately I do not have anything other than the TBS6902 tuner to test the dish with at the moment.

 

I am guessing the first step is to figure out if I have it configured the tuner correctly to pick up signals from the Optus D1 satellite which broadcasts the freeview channels.

 

Here is how I configured it (Screenshot of relevant settings):

 

 

 

 

Anyone have experience using DVB-S/S2 with tvheadend?

 

I could not pick anything up with dvbsnoop either.

 

Regards, Tuxfoo


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Apsattv
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  #2915365 18-May-2022 02:06
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Is the dish even aligned?

 

Try this https://ebspro.net/

 

Try the RF spectrum scan and blindscan modes

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2915374 18-May-2022 07:50
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There’s two common Lnb types. Have you tried both settings?

10750 and 11300.

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  #2915381 18-May-2022 08:29
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CYaBro: There’s two common Lnb types. Have you tried both settings?

10750 and 11300.


yes, both ku 10750 and 11300


 


Apsattv: Is the dish even aligned?


 


Try this https://ebspro.net/


 


Try the RF spectrum scan and blindscan modes 


I experiment more with dvbsnoop, I do not use Windows.


 


 


One thing that could be causing issues, is that the last ten metres is using rg59 to reach from the wall to my HP Microserver.


 


 



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  #2915384 18-May-2022 08:42
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Freeview and Sky are horizontally polarised.





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  #2915404 18-May-2022 09:03
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Spyware:

 

Freeview and Sky are horizontally polarised.

 

 

Thanks, I need to change that back.

 

I had that setting originally, I was changed it to V to testing.

 

The template for Optus D1 appeared to be correct.

 

https://www.lyngsat.com/Optus-D1.html

 

Will need to experiment more after work.

 

 

 

 


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  #2915429 18-May-2022 09:26
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I use a TBS6902 and an old sky dish with NextPVR and that works fine. Had the lnb replaced a couple of times though and some cable as well which split. For us its 11300 for everything

 





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  #2915431 18-May-2022 09:30
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I believe symbol rate should be 22500.




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  #2915434 18-May-2022 09:33
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Hey - I am in ChCh and have a DVB-S tuner (looks like the same one as yours) running with TVHeadend;

 

 

 

Hope that helps - sing out if you need to check anything else.


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  #2915539 18-May-2022 12:49
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Thanks, you guys have been really helpful. I tired some of your suggestions during my lunch break.

 

I hit the right combonation of settings.
Switch Type: Generic
Ku 11300 (I tried this once before but maybe I had I forgot to change a setting back from when I was tinkering, eg; Polarisation)

 

Picked up all the channels, will have to disable the Sky Muxes as I cannot decode them.

 

Does freeview not still not broadcast HD channels on DVB-S2(I picked up the Sky ones)? 
I can only seem to pick up a DVB-S mux for freeveiw. If that is the case, I will need to set IPTV to a higher priority for the HD channels.


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  #2915541 18-May-2022 12:52
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No HD available on Freeview satellite. Not enough bandwidth or too costly.


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  #2915544 18-May-2022 12:56
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SJB:

 

No HD available on Freeview satellite. Not enough bandwidth or too costly.

 

 

And to add to that, the Freeview contract with Optus was only just renegotiated and no HD was in the mix, so dont expect it to happen in the next few years if ever.

 

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  #2915721 18-May-2022 17:24
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The only DVB-S2 broadcasts are Sky.

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  #2915783 18-May-2022 20:39
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Well at least I can get most the channels via IPTV, so I can set those at a higher priority and have the DVB-S ones as a failover.

 

Thanks guys.


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