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Master Geek

  # 227961 24-Jun-2009 14:15
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So i can view television

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Master Geek

  # 227967 24-Jun-2009 14:39
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Have a look at the documentation on the website:

This will show you how to configure the TV server, etc

Select the Optus D1 satellite and try the LNB settings you have used before (10750, 11300, with a shift of 0 - typical for sky dual LNB's).

Then see what you can receive.


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Master Geek

  # 227976 24-Jun-2009 14:52
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You can also modify the Optus D1.tpl file (in the tuning parameters directory of TVServer) to scan just the Freeview transponders on the satellite

satname=Optus D1 (160E)

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Master Geek

  # 227997 24-Jun-2009 15:36
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I'd try GB-PVR First,

Mediaportal is great but there it can be quite tricky to setup & requires a lot of additional software ie .net, SQL express, and a number of fixes/patches to get it working just right.

if you do use mediaportal you will need to edit a couple of files.

A: satellites.xml

find the file (where ever mediaportal was installed) then right click on it and select edit,

then del all the entries in the file and add

  <satellite name="Freeview"

then save

B: in the same location create a txt file & rename Freeview.ini

edit Freeview.ini & type in it




and save

now open TV server config and select Freeview as the satellite & scan using your previous settings

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  # 228025 24-Jun-2009 16:51
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Come on, MediaPortal is easy! :)

There is some good NZ specific help in the MP NZ Wiki

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Master Geek

  # 228040 24-Jun-2009 17:46
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mcraenz: Come on, MediaPortal is easy! :)

There is some good NZ specific help in the MP NZ Wiki

I am a big fan of Mediaportal (I use on my main HTPC) and It is easy to install if your've done it a few times ;) ,but it does require a lot of things to be installed & Tweaked before it works.

If all you want to do is watch TV (and even record TV) GB-PVR would be easier (and a lot less software to install)
I just Installed mediaportal 1.0.2 on a test HTPC last week and then today I installed GB-PVR to see what it was like, and man it was so much easier to install GB-PVR and get it going.
Mediaportal ran like a pig on my Test HTPC (its only a Celeron 2.4 with 512mb ram & on board video lol) where as GB-PVR runs full speed on the same system no slowdown at all, mediaportal would slow down to crawl on the TV & TV Guide page.

So much easier to get a PVR150 with built in IR Blaster (Controlling a sky STB) using GB-PVR for anyone interested.

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Master Geek

  # 228270 25-Jun-2009 14:23
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Thanks Biggles. But it didn't seem to work for me. All i seem to get is "no signal" when it scans through the channles

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