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#17135 13-Nov-2007 22:31
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Firstly many thanks to the contributors to http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=34&topicid=13287 which is now closed.


The info in that thread certainly helped but didn't quite provide enough info for my specific situation so this post is to help others that may have the same scenario as me......


My setup: Dedicated Home Theatre PC with a Hauppauge WinTV-3000 (hybrid DVBS/T). Sky dish with a 10750 LNB (Model: Sharp 5A149399, BS1D1AQ112A - you know it's 10750 not 11300 as it's written on the LNB on the dish.  Sky have installed both types of LNB over the years)


My desired result: only to run DVB-S (at this stage) through the media centre interface of Vista. Sorry to those who want to know how to run it dual with DVB-T, haven't go there yet and don't know if I care, only missing Prime.


The long road: after much heartache with positioning the dish as it was out of alignment (I borrowed a freeeview set top box for this as I knew it worked) I had to figure out the settings for the 10750 which were quite different to the 11300.  I eventually got the dish working on the freeview box then after no joy with reghacks and MCE I installed WinTV and eventually through trial and error got the correct settings and presto - all working.  So at least I knew the PC and the WinTV 3000 were functioning ok.


The solution: You need to add this file to the reg:


REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HCW88bda\Parameters]
"DVBS_as_DVBT"=dword:00000001 ; Enable remapping support

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HCW88bda\DVBS_as_DVBT]


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HCW88bda\DVBS_as_DVBT\177500] ; #5
"dvbs_freq"=dword:BE1040 ; 12456000
"dvbs_polarity"=dword:1 ; 1
"dvbs_srate"=dword:57E4 ; 22500
"nit_onid"=dword:2F ; 47
"nit_tsid"=dword:15 ; 21
"nit_nid"=dword:1 ; 1
"DiSEqC_Port"=dword:0 ; 0
"dvbs_LowOsc"=dword:A40830 ; 10750000
"dvbs_HighOsc"=dword:A40830 ; 10750000
"dvbs_SwitchFreq"=dword:00000016 ; 22


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HCW88bda\DVBS_as_DVBT\184500] ; #6
"dvbs_freq"=dword:BE79B8 ; 12483000
"dvbs_polarity"=dword:1 ; 1
"dvbs_srate"=dword:57E4 ; 22500
"nit_onid"=dword:2F ; 47
"nit_tsid"=dword:16 ; 22
"nit_nid"=dword:1 ; 1
"DiSEqC_Port"=dword:0 ; 0
"dvbs_LowOsc"=dword:A40830 ; 10750000
"dvbs_HighOsc"=dword:A40830 ; 10750000
"dvbs_SwitchFreq"=dword:00000016 ; 22


--cut here --


Now some notes on some of these settings as you may have a slightly different setup to me.
Note: For those who don't know anything in the file above after a ; is a comment, any changes you want applied to the reg need to be before the ;
dvbs_freq : Frequency in KHz - the Optus D1 sat has the NZ freeview channels split across two frequencies 12483 and 12456, trailing zeros required as they are in Khz.  For more info on the sat go to http://www.lyngsat.com/optusd1.html
dvbs_polarity : Polarity of the signal (Horizontal=1, Vertical=2) Note all reg files I saw had this at 2, I needed 1.
dvbs_srate : Symbol Rate in MSps, Eg. 22500
nit_onid : OriginalNetworkID, network Id on the satellite
nit_tsid : TransportStreamId
nit_nid : NetworkID of the DVB-S stream, terrestrial emulated network Id

"dvbs_SwitchFreq"=dword:00000016 ; 22 - all other reg files I saw had this set to 0, 22 worked as that was the setting that got the freeview set top box going and WinTV for me.

Once you've added the file to the reg - reboot.


When MCE launches you need to re-run the full media center setup (Tasks/Settings/General/Media Center Setup/Run Setup Again), Choosing Australia as the tuning region. (thanks Tom @ playtech.co.nz) Then select Antenna, DVB-T (as MCE doesn't recognise DVB-S card you have to emulate DVB-T) and No to set top box. Then scan for services and you should be home and hosed!


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Mattmannz
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  #96015 19-Nov-2007 21:00
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Thanks for the post, helped me get my HVR3000 up and running.

The only thing I had to do differently was download the latest software, CD Digital 4.0a. With the CD version 3.3 and the 4.0 version I downloaded I still couldn't get it to work.

I configured WinTV6 first using the parameters from the reg file posted to confirm it worked. Before scanning for channels the signal and quality meter are grayed out.

Pasted the reg file in and MCE picked everything up straight away.

Cheers
Matt.

samsam
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  #96048 20-Nov-2007 09:44
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i was wondering if this would also work with an avermedia dvb-s pro as i am having problems geting this 2 wrok with media centre

Mattmannz
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  #96073 20-Nov-2007 12:54
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The configuration parameters should be the same as these relate to the lnb and the satellite but the reg keys are obviously specific to the card.

As a side note, MCE does not support two tuners having different channel lineups. If you want to run a DVB-S for Freeview and a PVR150/250/500 for Sky it's not supported.

There are work arounds for this however they are not easily implemented and require registry work.

Cheers
Matt.



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  #96146 20-Nov-2007 22:17
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Hi thanks for your posts they are most helpfull...

I am having trouble getting my setup to work, HVR-3000 and Vista MCE and I'm not sure if its because I live in apartment with sat dishes on roof and connections from apartments or setup.

Anyway I have installed Win-TV CD 4.0 drivers and WinTV application. I have a question re the setup of WinTV, I choose satellite and set the area to Asia, and the Satellite A to 1600 OPTUS D1 (160.0E). Then under advanced I change the following settings

DiSEqC Support = No

Low Osc (Khz) = 10750000
High Osc (khz) = 10750000
LNB Switch (khz) = 0

I then click ok and scan but I get no channels, are these settings correct?

Cheers,

Gavin.

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  #96152 20-Nov-2007 22:41
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Figured it out thanks, my LNB was 11300000

samsam
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  #96443 22-Nov-2007 18:33
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o thanks would anyone know what reg keys to use for the avermedia cards??

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  #96491 23-Nov-2007 01:19
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samsam: o thanks would anyone know what reg keys to use for the avermedia cards??


i think you will need the following software "universal dvb receiver": http://www.avermedia.com/EN/default.aspx?TYPE=test.htm&PT=downloadD3&tv_TCAT_POS=0&IDX=2.1&PID=4710710671310&UCN=BAA1C&CATNO0=D&CATNO1=D2&CNT=1

and i believe you can set up transponders and polarity inside of MCE,


I've never used one of these cards though




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