I thought id post this question here as ive posted on the GBPVR site and have yet to get a reply... maybe its in the too hard basket at the moment.
I currently use a EMP Centauri 154AP satellite Multiswitch (8 sat input , 8 output) with GBPVR... this is working perfectly. While this multiswitch (as all others i guess) is strictly 4 sets of H and V. I have used some for V only Sats (e.g. AsiaSat4) etc. so i was actually getting around 6 satellites using the 8 inputs. each of these inputs could be a different LO for the LNB (i have a mixture of 10700 duals/ 10750 and 11300 to avoid any blind scan issues).
To get to each input it uses first either A or B dieseq, then from there it sends a 22Khz gone to get to the right "pair" of H an V.. then obviously the frequency , polarity and SR of the channel does the rest.
Ive noticed that NPVR (and also winTV - and probably others) - have now moved to software that detects the sat cards, and give you the option of the following when configuring them:
- no diseq switche (gives you 1 lnb dropdown box)
- A/B (which gives you 2 lnb dropdown boxes to configure LO / SW etc)
- diseq 1.x (which gives you 4 dropdowns -- you get the idea).
Under GBPVR - while i had 6 satellites running off the 8 inputs - i could set a different set of LO / SW for each "capture source" - and point them all at the same satellite card. No problems at all.
Under NPVR (and WINTV) - they only list 4 satellites for the diseq 1.x option (diseq A-D). I suspect this is because the multiswitch has been designed for 4 dual polarity satellites, its just that here in NZ we have butchered it a bit to use one or two of the "dual" ports for single polarity satellites, which in turn could have different LO.
IT now appears that i can no longer use the multiswitch in this manner with NVPR / WinTV (or probably one of any of the newer generation PVR's).
Under my current setup - i would need a way to have multiple occurences of diseq A and B (as below).
Diseq A - 22 Khz On
Diseq A - 22 Khz Off
Diseq B - 22 Khz On
Diseq B - 22 Khz Off
I just dont seem to have found a way to do this with the software anymore - which is a shame.
Then again - im not sure how many people out there use these multiswitches , so maybe im a lone voice :(
It would just be great if there was a way to have a 'custom' option instead of the 3 fixed options. As im really keen to get into testing the newer generation NPVR.
Even if i only had 4 sets of dual polarity satellites connected - i still wouldnt be able to access them all - due to the simple fact the multiswitch only uses Diseq A and B (2 variants of each as you see above), and the A/B diseq option only gives you 2 dropdowns (i.e. 2 satellites).
Thoughts / Comments / Flames?