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# 83652 19-May-2011 21:03
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Everything looks to be in order, media center is getting all freeview channels and SBS with EIT guide data. I've stopped the media center services including reciever service. Running Win 7 x64 with a hauppauge Nova S Plus 88xx. EPG collector is reporting no signal ("Signal not locked and signal quality not > 0" if I don't suppress the signal lock check)

I'm launching from a command prompt running as administrator, I've tried putting the ini file in the programdata folder and alternatively specifying the ini file using /ini= switch. I need the sky listings as I use telstra cable, but I get the same error using either the freeview template ini or the sky template.

Can anyone help me out? Known issue with this tuner or with Win 7 x64?


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  # 471383 19-May-2011 23:22
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have you tried while the media center is fired up? perhaps epgcollector isnt sending a charge up the wire to switch on the LNB?

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Master Geek

  # 471409 20-May-2011 06:46

Sorry, why are you turning the media center services off?


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Ultimate Geek


  # 471577 20-May-2011 13:57
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Hello, thanks for the replies. I have tried with Media Center running, and I've also ensured that I have launched it once before trying as I have observed that the card doesn't power up the LNB until I've watched some TV. After closing media center the LNB is still powered up as the satellite finder continues to operate if I connect it (I'm not trying to do this with the finder installed BTW)

I'm stopping the media center services as in the past I've been unable to use tuners in other software when the media center receiver service binds to the tuner. If this has changed since Media Center 2005 so be it, but in my hundreds of iterations I have in fact tested without stopping any media center processes, so it would be safe to cross this off the list.

I guess I will eventually attempt building a 32 bit XP machine.

Anyone using a Nova-S plus? If so what driver and OS are you using?

Kind regards

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Master Geek

  # 471587 20-May-2011 14:14

Can you rule out your config .ini file?

I don't think it's the media center service binding to it is causing the issue.

Can you post your config file?

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  # 471687 20-May-2011 18:15
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Here it is, it will look like the sky EIT template... because it is:

TuningFile=160.0°E Optus D1.xml

Also tried the Freeview satellite template, which appears to be mheg5 over DVB-S.

I do wonder if it's the driver, I don't recall if I'm using the default MS driver or a hauppauge provided one. I'll download the Hauppauge one tonight to see if it makes any improvement.


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Master Geek

  # 471710 20-May-2011 19:48

So, from my experience, if you can get the eit by watching the channel, and you can get the channel ok, then you should be ok to get eit from epg collector provided it is configured properly.

I don't have sky though, and I don't use 64bit, but the principle should stay the same.

I think when using the freeview template, try to switch to eit.

Also, have you found the GUI any easier to run it manually?

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  # 471749 20-May-2011 21:25
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Your LNB frequencies are almost certainly wrong. Try (10750, 10750, 12750) or (11300, 11300, 12750)...


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Ultimate Geek


  # 471843 21-May-2011 09:47
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Thank you mm1352000, your reply looks like it could be a winnner, I'll try that today!


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  # 471866 21-May-2011 10:46
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If you use EPG Centre, repeatedly pressing the Default button next to the LNB values rolls through the values that users have reported as working.

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  # 471960 21-May-2011 17:51
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Thank you all for your help.
11300, 11300, 12750 worked perfectly, will soon be free from relying on dropbox!

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