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Master Geek


  # 159504 25-Aug-2008 10:55
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Has anyone noticed with the TV pack you need to view all channels for a few mins to get MCE to populate the Guide from the data stream. Rather than just downloading the whole thing..? bit of a pain for setting up series recordings etc.. anyone have a work around..?

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  # 159509 25-Aug-2008 11:08
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cranz:
WaffleMakerMan: Nice Guide man :) , So you can record/watch channels simutaniously of seperate transponders? Thats the part im stuck on




Yup, well I could when I tested 2 days ago - recorded Discovery while watching Prime and watched Cartoon network and CNN, granted i had aboutu 6 MDAPIFilter icons in my tray at the time lol



@plehmann - Serial to USB cable from pbtech, I believe there is an Infineon (or Infinity?) USB phoenix reader that works as well.. I will have a hunt for the model).



Not sure about the BTS3540 but I hope so! I'm looking at getting one of those in the near future also - If it works in MediaPortal for DVB-S then it will work with the JayCar reader


Hi cranz, Just wondering if you had had any problems/hiccups with this technique using Mediaportal?

All running smoothly?




HTPC: Silverstone Crown CW02 case | Asus P5Q-L main board | Intel Dual core E8400 3.0GHz CPU | Thermalright Ultra120-Extreme Passive CPU Cooler | Blackgold BTG3540 TV Tuner & Hauppauge PVR-150 MCE Edition | Asus EN9600GT-Silent Passive GPU | 4GB Supertalent DDR2 800 RAM | 5+TB HDD space | LiteOn DH-401S BD/DVD/CD reader | Corsair HX-520w PSU | 1 single Noctua Silent Case fan | Logitech diNovo Bluetooth Media Desktop | Logitech Harmony 785 Universal Remote | Logitech Wireless Rumblepad 2 | Windows 7 Media Center, MediaBrowser & Arcsoft Total Media Theatre

 
 
 
 


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  # 159517 25-Aug-2008 11:27

TBH I haven't used it again since I first tested it all.. problem is my HTPC is downstairs and the Sky feed is upstairs, so I need to run another feed down here ;)

I have a few things in the works for Sky+HTPC so will keep you all informed - just a little hectic at the moment :)

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Geek


  # 159534 25-Aug-2008 12:19
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cranz: Ok here you go then. Quick job put up, will have another crack at a better guide *hopefully* this weekend when I have some more time to play around (and run another coax cable to this room!)


Thanks for the guide Cranz.  Will be giving it a whirl later this week!

One problem I have though, where do I get MDAPIFilter 2.1.4 from?  I see lots of references to it, but no actual download, unless it comes from a non-english website.

Cheers



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  # 159536 25-Aug-2008 12:26
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taylorit: Has anyone noticed with the TV pack you need to view all channels for a few mins to get MCE to populate the Guide from the data stream. Rather than just downloading the whole thing..? bit of a pain for setting up series recordings etc.. anyone have a work around..?


Yes, I have noticed this.  And I've also noticed that the EPG updates from the tuner you are watching at the time.  For example, if I am watching TV2 via Freeview, the EPG updates the TV2 listing from the Freeview feed.  For arguments sake, let's say it puts in a listing for 7pm on Sunday night of 'The Simpsons'.  If then I record another Freeview channel and try to watch TV2 during the recording, VMC selects the Sky feed for TV2 (to avoid conflicts).  The EPG updates the TV2 listings from the Sky feed, and for argument sake puts in a listing for 7pm on Sunday night of 'Simpsons'.

i.e. 'The Simpsons' vs 'Simpsons'.  If I set VMC up to record the series 'The Simpsons', then when the EPG changed to 'Simpsons', the recording would not take place.  I've also explained this on the Fiji thread in the DVB-S/DVB-T forum here.

I'd love to know if there was anyway to restrict the update of the EPG for each channel by feed?

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  # 159643 25-Aug-2008 17:13
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Awesome cranz, looking forward to how it all goes.

Also it would be interesting if someone could get the HD channels working.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 159776 26-Aug-2008 08:46
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Yay, 45xx confirmed (first thing I did when I got home hah).

Whats the best DVB-S card out there for price/features?

 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  # 159779 26-Aug-2008 08:57
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PottsyNZ: Yay, 45xx confirmed (first thing I did when I got home hah).

Whats the best DVB-S card out there for price/features?


I got the NOVA-S Card $100.00 and does everything I needed to get freeview and sky working

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  # 159780 26-Aug-2008 08:57
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PottsyNZ: Yay, 45xx confirmed (first thing I did when I got home hah).

Whats the best DVB-S card out there for price/features?


I got the NOVA-S Card $100.00 and does everything I needed to get freeview and sky working

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Ultimate Geek


  # 159844 26-Aug-2008 12:00
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Wonder if those readers work with the smart card based security in Vista as well, would be an interesting thing to play around with

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  # 159925 26-Aug-2008 16:17
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I know i've asked before but i still don't think i've got a reply.
Anyone got a HDi? 17xx or 45xx?

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Master Geek


# 159996 26-Aug-2008 21:45
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Well I've finally gotten my HTPC up and running with TV Pack and Nova S doing Sky and Freeview through ProgDVB along with 3 analogue tuners. Thanks very much to taylorit and many of the other tidbits I have picked up here on Geekzone. Pretty gutted I couldn't get the HVR 2200 to do DVB-T. I tried the old Beta .dll but it wouldn't tune anything other than the 2 radio stations so I guess it has timebombed (can anyone else confirm this?). Still may have to look at mediaportal or GB-PVR again.
One suggestion re the problem of getting the guide data off the satilite only when the channel is being watched - maybe manually schedulling a 5 minute recording on each channel (well those not watched enough but that you do want in the guide) to take place early in the morning each day/week may keep it up to date. Haven't had a chance to try it yet but it may be worth a go.
Thanks again to all those that post here regularly.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 160012 26-Aug-2008 23:12
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Bugger, looked at the card wrong its a 17xx (there was a 45xx elsewhere on the card hah).

Might still go with the Nova S and use the analogue in



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  # 160747 29-Aug-2008 15:44
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Please check here http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=84&topicid=25658&page_no=1#160746 for a development I've had on the issue of the guide updating only when watching the channel involved.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 160829 29-Aug-2008 23:05
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Did anyone ever manage to contact the NDScam author to see if he/she would be willing to try an add support for the NZ 17xx cards? I'm guessing he/she may need one as a sample, so the next time someone trying to get a NZ 45xx card 'loses' their NZ 17xx card it would be good if they volunteer it :-P

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