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Topic # 13484 12-May-2007 19:29
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With the recent advent of freeview in New Zealand available from the OPTUS D1 satellite, I purchased an Avermedia DVB-S Pro satellite rx card.

Using the Avermedia application, I can get all the channels on the OPTUS D1 satellite. However, getting these channels in MCE has been a problem, which i have not been able to solve.

This card has additional virtual drivers that make the dvb-s card appear in MCE as a DVB-T card - called "universal DVB". This is a German product that works with a range of cards, including the Avermedia DVB-s Pro card. Unfortunately the default satellites setup are German, which, although good my sky dish may be, has no hope of picking these up!

I found the registry settings for the German satellites, and modified the settings to those on lingsat. I have also modified the LNB settings to those relevant to my Sky dish.

When I "scan for services" in MCE after these changes, I come up with zip.

Has anyone got this card working in MCE? Am i missing something - do you have to get an EPG before you can scan for services? Are there any other registry settings I should be tweaking?


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  Reply # 70565 13-May-2007 11:49
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you dont need an epg to be able to scan channels - i was able to scan my Nova-S ok without one.

Try selecting your country as Germany, choose "Aerial" and then DVBT and see how you get on with that.

Also check the other posts here for the sat settings used for the Nova-S cards (freq, pol, tsids, etc) and see if your settings match.

Good links to try and find info for making your card work are and

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