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Topic # 15423 22-Aug-2007 11:25
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Hi all,

I have been looking at the forums on here for a while regarding HTPC etc. Finally I decided to purchase a Hauppauge HVR3000.

I got it home and installed the card, then updated the drivers from the website. I scanned the terrestrial channels without a problem, but I'm not able to find any channels on OPTUS D1 using the default settings. After 10-15 minutes it come back with a list of expected channels and nothing found. The signal meter in WinTV indicates i have almost full strength.

The dish was on the house when we moved in. I haven't connected a decoder (sky or freeview) to it yet to make sure it works,  I guess that's one of my next steps.

At this stage I'm using WinTV2000 on XP, but am planning to try GB-PVR and eventually MythTV.

I was hoping that someone may have some advice or be able to advise me on how to configure it manually. I have seen there are Reg hacks, but from what I can gather these are only needed for Media Center.

Thanks in advance



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  Reply # 83306 22-Aug-2007 11:51
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What LNB settings are you using? The LNB on your dish will either be 1130000 or 1075000. Hauppauge defaults to 1130000, so set to 1075000 and you should be away.

PS I may have too many zeros, but you get the idea.

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  Reply # 83307 22-Aug-2007 11:52
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I bought the same card, and think I am having the same issue. I believe it may be related to the LNB (doo-dacky on the Sky Dish).

Card works fine, makes all the right noises, just finds no channels/mixes/muxes whatever they do....

One of the satellite gurus will pop up soon (I didnt expect a kind of Spanish Inquisition?), or click here.

Reg hacks are needed for DVB-S under MCE i believe (XP and Vista), but not for other Media Center software packages.

My full new rig with DVB-S, 3 x Analogue, FM, and Sky is sitting gathering dust till I can get a few bits sorted out.

I know MCE isnt overly capable, but its been the easiest for me to get all its functions working!







 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 83310 22-Aug-2007 12:07
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It should work, maybe your settings are wrong?

I'm not at home, so can't check my settings. Should be pretty straight forward. If you've got a new Sky dish, maybe you're using the wrong LNB (the new ones have two)

I use that exact card with Win TV (and GB-PVR) and it works great Smile



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  Reply # 83324 22-Aug-2007 13:27
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Thanks for the prompt replies.

I'm also not at home at the moment, I'll have a look at the LNB settings etc when I get home tonight and let you know how I get on.


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  Reply # 83325 22-Aug-2007 13:28
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As the others have said you need to check what LNB you have, if its a single throat one with a round radome cover (white cover on tip of LNB) then its most likely 11300MHz, if its an oval dual throat one then the LNB frequency is 10750MHz. Also check that the 22kHz option(if you can set it) is off in all cases, not that it will effect the single throat LNBs, but the dual throat will shift to look at Optus C1 rather than D1 if the 22kHz tone is on.

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  Reply # 83328 22-Aug-2007 13:42
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Now i think about it the scanner in WinTV had options for LNB 1 and LNB 2 when setting up the scan. The dish only has 1 LNB so this could be my problem.

I'll keep you posted



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Reply # 83375 22-Aug-2007 19:10
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I got out on the roof and had a look at the LNB.

The details off it are:
Sharp BS1R5AQ1RA
LO 11.3GHz
12.25 - 12.75GHz
950 - 1450MHz

Given this I tried rescanning with the following settings without result.
Low Osc = 12250000 KHz
High Osc = 12750000 KHz
LNB Switch = 0

I'm not sure where to check the LO freq in WinTV can anyone help with this??

I'm starting to think there maybe an issue with the dish LNB setup. WinTV tells me I have good signal, but no quality. I'm not sure how accurate these display are, or what quality actually means in this case.

Do you think GB_PVR may provide better results??

Cheers

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  Reply # 83376 22-Aug-2007 19:16
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Set both the low and high Osc to 11300000 KHz, you probably only need to set the low one to that, but try putting at least one to 11300000kHz. Can just about guarantee that it will find something once that is done. FYI, LO = Local Oscillator

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  Reply # 83379 22-Aug-2007 19:38
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have you run the update? there is one for the software that I got, that might be what you need. I forgot about this, but now you mention it, I think I had similar issues. Update link

Here is a screen of what I have in my settings. Baring in mind that I'm using a dual LNB.



baring in mind your numbers would be different, you shouldn't need DiSeQc support either.







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  Reply # 83382 22-Aug-2007 20:14
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So based on Alistars screen shot above, just put 11300000 kHz in both the Low and High Osc boxs and you should be right.

Cyril



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  Reply # 83387 22-Aug-2007 20:23
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I have tried the settings you have suggested, but still no go. I have applied the new drivers and the nz fix (although i think the new drivers have the fix included). Im using version 3.4b

Both the low and high are set to 11300000, DiSEqC = No.

I'd put a screen shot up if I knew how








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  Reply # 83411 22-Aug-2007 22:40
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Ok worked out how to do screenshots...


What do you think I should do next?? I guess I have a few options, look at finding a freeview/skybox, connecting to a dish I know works or look into GB-PVR.

Thanks for all your help so far guys, much appreciated.




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  Reply # 83438 23-Aug-2007 07:29
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Is there any option to turn the LNB power on, cannot see that on that dialog box, but it may or maynot be elsewhere. Other than that does the LNB still work, if its an original California Amps one then there is a good chance its stuffed, most didnt last more than 3-4yrs. If you can get a working Sky or FTA/FreeView box and connect it to check then all the better.

Othewise I cannot see any real issue with the info on the dialog page posted.

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  Reply # 83526 23-Aug-2007 20:00
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Thanks Guys,

I think the next step is to get a sky box as you mention. That will be this weekends project.

I'll let you know how I get on.

Cheers

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  Reply # 83560 24-Aug-2007 09:23
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@Itlman:  The setup for my Nova S Plus (albeit a different card to yours), required me to enter the LO frequency (1075000 in my case) also into the LNB Switch field - yours currently has 0 in there). Without that I could not get the Nova S to work either. Now it works fine.

Cheers Mike

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