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# 36358 23-Jun-2009 21:13
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So i ended up getting a hauppauge HVR 3000. How would i set the card to decode freeview dvb-s (i'm only wanting satellite at the moment)

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  # 227801 23-Jun-2009 21:48
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I have this setup, however i'm not sure what should be typed in for the settings? I was told Optus D1 but the other settings i'm not too sure about

http://img196.imageshack.us/i/26366757.jpg/

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  # 227813 23-Jun-2009 22:22
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what program is that?

your LNB will either be 10750 or 11300 for both hi and lo, and a switch of 0. (eg 10750, 0, 10750)

see how that goes

 
 
 
 




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  # 227814 23-Jun-2009 22:27
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It seems i've got it working with that except the switch was 12750 ( i think thats what i got from another thread here). However It seems fine. Yet my signal strength is very low. I'll try those new settings and report back. Any idea how to get the hauppauge remote to work? i've tried everything :s



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  # 227817 23-Jun-2009 22:39
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Those setting seem to work too. My signal strength is red (low) but it seems to work fine so i'll leave it at that for the moment

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  # 227836 24-Jun-2009 06:22
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Sounds like your dish might be misaligned. Is it used for anything else or has it been that you know of? Also what size is it?







Media centre PC - Case Silverstone LC16M with 2 X 80mm AcoustiFan DustPROOF, MOBO Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H, CPU AMD X2 240 under volted, RAM 4 Gig DDR3 1033, HDD 120Gig System/512Gig data, Tuners 2 X Hauppauge HVR-3000, 1 X HVR-2200, Video Palit GT 220, Sound Realtek 886A HD (onboard), Optical LiteOn DH-401S Blue-ray using TotalMedia Theatre Power Corsair VX Series, 450W ATX PSU OS Windows 7 x64

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  # 227854 24-Jun-2009 08:19
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When i first got my HVR3000, i did attempt to configure it with the bundled software. I also had serious problems and eventually decided it was not worth using.

I had been using MediaPortal for a movie player so i just configured MP to use the card and that was relatively straight forward to configure the card and the remote. I have since moved onto Win7MC and that is even better.

I think you will find in 9 out of 10 cases the bundled software is only good for the drivers.

GF

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  # 227880 24-Jun-2009 09:52
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GF74: When i first got my HVR3000, i did attempt to configure it with the bundled software. I also had serious problems and eventually decided it was not worth using.

I had been using MediaPortal for a movie player so i just configured MP to use the card and that was relatively straight forward to configure the card and the remote. I have since moved onto Win7MC and that is even better.

I think you will find in 9 out of 10 cases the bundled software is only good for the drivers.

GF


GF74 - Your pc specs seem quite low to run win7? how does it run?

Any way back to topic - have you tried GB-PVR? its free htpc software just google it, or alternatively Mediaportal (also free - that's what i use but it can be quite a handful to setup properly, but worth the time)

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  # 227886 24-Jun-2009 10:17
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OT - Re: PC Spec

Considering what i am running it seems to do ok. It can be a little slow to respond to some requests and xvid/divx movies can occasionally go out of sync, but for music, watching/recording tv it works great and Win7MC is incredibly stable. I used to have problems if i left MP watching a TV channel, but Win7 just keeps on trucking.

Of course I am watching DVB-S, as i cannot get DVB-T signal in my area.

GF

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  # 227892 24-Jun-2009 10:44
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+1 for GB-PVR unless you're on Win 7 where it looks as though using WMC7 is worth a shot ...



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  # 227898 24-Jun-2009 11:01
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I'm not sure what size the dish is. However it's also used for sky and was installed by them about three years ago

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  # 227901 24-Jun-2009 11:04
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If it is still being used actively for SKY, and you have no problems there, then orientation should be fine for Freeview - same satellite, Optus D1.

Try any of the software suggestions above and see how you go.



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  # 227917 24-Jun-2009 12:18
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Ok cool. I'll give it a go. I'm just battling with the remote at the moment lol



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  # 227937 24-Jun-2009 12:58
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I've just update to 1.1D from 1.1b. How does this look for the settings? http://img196.imageshack.us/i/47806269.jpg/



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  # 227958 24-Jun-2009 14:02
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I've downloaded media portal. However i cannot for the life of me manage to get it to work. Are there any tutorials for the latest version that is out?

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  # 227960 24-Jun-2009 14:14
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Get it to work in what sense?

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