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# 33179 1-May-2009 23:12
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Some of you know what you're doing with configuring WinTV7 - I need your help please, I'm still learning.

I've just had installed by a Sky sub-contractor a feed from a MySky HD box to two bedrooms where I've set up a very nice mobile media centre built around 19" Bravia - various functions but the important one here is provision of Sky on the feed. I liked it so much I've had an identical box installed in my study where I want to take the feed to the Hauppauge HVR3000 hybrid card installed in my desktop (NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT, AMD Athlon 7750, 4Gb RAM; running Windows 7 build 7000 - I'm downloading the Win7 RC as I write this but I want to figure out this issue before I install the RC).

Hve been messing around with WinYV7, WMC and Media Portal but I want to perservere with WinTV7. I have no problem configuring Freeview using DVB-T and reception is excellent (Karori, Wellington). But I want to set it up for the satellite feed including Sky (using, I presume, DVB-S). And I can't even get to first base with configuring WinTV7.

The first window for Digital DVB-S setup has a series of options I don't understand - Single LNB; 22KHz A/B Switch; DiSEqC1 x A/B/C/D - which of these should I choose? but, more particularly, a drop-down list for the satellite - which doesn't include the OPTUS D1 NZ-13L satellite currently used by Sky.The D1 (160 OE) is listed, and an entry for OPTUS D3 (plus, of course, many others) but the D1 NZ-13L.

Any of you able to help me get past this first set of options?

Edit: should add that I've already tried setting to Optus D1 (160 OE) and trying the other settigs in turn, but scan doesn't produce any results...

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  # 212348 5-May-2009 01:16
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Problem solved. Two things: first, I misunderstood something with the system that's been created for me, i.e. that the signal including SKY is available through the analogue channel not directly from the satellite via the MySky decoder. Equally significant is that fact that Windows 7 RC using Windows Media Centre (which I must confess I've avoided like the plague previously) handles everything fine. Rather impressed actually...

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