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# 39894 20-Aug-2009 20:35
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Hi guys,


We have just migrated our Hauppauge HVR3000 to a Windows 7 PC and we are having issues getting signals from Media Centre. I did a search here and found an old thread with info below. We are in this same situation, we tried everything below but it will still not pickup anything. Please help.
ps. this old thread is already locked so that is why I created a new one. 




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With Windows 7, you still have to setup the TV manually, by doing a Transponder scan, have you done that?

Steps to setup TV:
1) Go through usual 'Setup TV Signal' process...
2) Select region = NZ
3) Select postcode = 1011?
4) Select signal type = Satellite
5) Select more than 1 satellite = no
6) Select satellite = Optus D1
7) Select LNB = custom single oscillator
8) Select frequency = 11300

Once you have done all that, save and exit and ten go back into the Media Center Settings section and select the following:

1) Go into the 'Satelite Transponder Scan' setup....
2) Select single transponder scan
3) Enter the following:
- Symbol rate: 22500
- Polarization: horizontal
- Frequency: 12483, 12421, 12456, 12519, 12546, 12581, 12608, 12644, 12671, 12707, 12734

The frequencys you do 1 by 1, and that should find every possible channel, although many you will not need or be able to watch.

Entering those details, the?signal quality bar should turn green every time.

Hope that helps.

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  # 249189 20-Aug-2009 20:53
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with the RTM version of 7MC you dont need to do the transponder scans to find the freeview channels. you can now choose Optus D1 (NZ) and as long as you set the custom single oscillator correctly, all the channels appear




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# 249193 20-Aug-2009 21:00
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Hi, yes I have done that. It detects all the channels but it all says there is no signal. I remembered that no matter what postcode I put it says it cannot detect anything. It says it cannot download the guide.


If you go to TV guide it shows all the channels on the left side and on the right of them it all says 'No data available'. 

 
 
 
 


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  # 249195 20-Aug-2009 21:03
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Try 10750 for the LNB Frequency instead of 11300.








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  # 249198 20-Aug-2009 21:06
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By the way, what do you mean by 'as long as you have set the custom single oscillator correctly'? What numbers should I put? I have followed the info from the thread I copied above.

What should I put for Oscillator frequency? I tried 11300 as suggested and it doesn't work.



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  # 249201 20-Aug-2009 21:07
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ok will do. I'll be back.



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  # 249203 20-Aug-2009 21:11
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10750 worked! But there is still no signal for the following channels:

TV3
C4
TV3+1
Stratos
Parliament TV
Cue
Te Reo
Radio NZ National
Radio NZ Concert
George FM
Base FM

I'm pretty sure I got these channels when we were using WinTV v.7 on another PC.

Any suggestions? Cheers

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  # 249205 20-Aug-2009 21:13
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11300 or 10750 for frequency and 22500 for symbol rate.

postcode doesnt really have any bearing on DVB-S in NZ so it really doesnt matter what you enter anymore.

can you get a signal on WinTV or some other app?




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  # 249206 20-Aug-2009 21:15
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dawnajn: Hi, yes I have done that. It detects all the channels but it all says there is no signal. I remembered that no matter what postcode I put it says it cannot detect anything. It says it cannot download the guide.


If you go to TV guide it shows all the channels on the left side and on the right of them it all says 'No data available'. 


i assume you tried to go to a channel  rather than just looking or data in the guide?  it takes a few minutes sometimes for the guide data to start refreshing off the DVB-S but the channels usually work straight away




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  # 249207 20-Aug-2009 21:15
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Hi, please refer to my updated post above. Cheers.

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  # 249211 20-Aug-2009 21:27
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Rhysb: can you explain why 10750 worked where 11300 ddidn't? Just curious...


I maintain an instructions file for setting up my HTPC from scratch.
I only watch FreeView, and these are my settings for Windows 7:

Region: New Zealand
Postal Code: 1234
Satellite: Optus D1 NZ
LNB Type: Custom Single Oscillator
Oscillator Frequency: 11300


If new channels come out...

Single transponder scan:

Carrier Frequency: 12483
Symbol Rate: 22500

Carrier Frequency: 12456
Symbol Rate: 22500



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  # 249222 20-Aug-2009 22:03
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Regs: 

i assume you tried to go to a channel  rather than just looking or data in the guide?  it takes a few minutes sometimes for the guide data to start refreshing off the DVB-S but the channels usually work straight away





You're right. It takes a while for it to refresh. I just re-launched Media Centre and all the channels now work. Cheers! Issue sorted.

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  # 249230 20-Aug-2009 22:31
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10750 would have worked because your LNB is a 10750 MHz LNB, not a 11300 MHz LNB. There are lots of LNBs you can buy running on different frequencies with 10750 and 11300 being the most common for sky/freeview dishes in NZ

see http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/satellite-dish-lnbs-c-6.html for examples of LNBs




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  # 249232 20-Aug-2009 22:34
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dawnajn: 10750 worked! But there is still no signal for the following channels:

TV3
C4
TV3+1
Stratos
Parliament TV
Cue
Te Reo
Radio NZ National
Radio NZ Concert
George FM
Base FM

I'm pretty sure I got these channels when we were using WinTV v.7 on another PC.

Any suggestions? Cheers


if you're still not seeing tv signal for these channels then its possible that your dish could be out of alignment enough to knock out the signal quality for the transponder frequency these are broadcasting from.




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