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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 151124 14-Aug-2014 17:19
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I've just bought a new Dual DVB-S tuner to add to my HTPC but I've exhausted all I know in trying to get the some of the channels working.  Here's the rub:

The tuner card is: TBS6991SE DVB-S2 Dual Tuner Dual CI PCIe Card


It scans and finds all channels no problem but it freezes when trying to play back anything on 12707 where the provider is SkyNz and 12456 where the provider is MediaWorks. Yes, it will play Kordia provider channels on 12456 like Cue, Shine, Choice.


In the same PC I have an old Hauppauge DVB-S card which scans and finds all channels and will play back everything including Prime, TV3, Four or TV3+1.

I also have mySky and it has no problem playing everything.

I use a 4 way splitter but have isolated that by plugging straight into one of the tuner ports, still no luck.  I've tried various LOF settings but still no luck.

I've ensured the driver is the latest and even tried an older, no joy.

I'm using LOF1 Low 10750 and LOF2 high 11300 with the LNBswitch set to zero.  I'm testing using MediaPortals TV server configuration (as I couldn't get anything to scan using the TBS out of the box software).

Any idea's would be awesome.


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  Reply # 1108579 14-Aug-2014 18:05
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Does timeshifting under manual control in TVServer work. I.e timeshifting starts and there are no discontinuities. If so then it's probably a front end playback issue and nothing to do with the DVB-S card.

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  Reply # 1109511 16-Aug-2014 15:22
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ok - yep that worked fine, time shift test worked it's way through all the channels.  I checked the logs in TVserver and there is nothing obvious when the freeze happens.  A bit more detail on the freeze as it doesn't permanently lock up, it looks like nothing happening for ~30secs, then you get "(not responding)" in the TVserver window header for ~30secs, this happens for a few mins and finally the tv previewer window pops up with nothing in it.  At that point you can close the previewer window and carry on with other tasks.

Can you elaborate on what you mean by a front end playback issue please?  Do you mean media portal is struggling with the TBS card but not the Haupagge?  Any ideas of work arounds?

Any help would be grand.


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  Reply # 1109547 16-Aug-2014 16:33
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How are you testing playback? With MediaPortal itself or the preview button in TVServer. In my experience just use MediaPortal not the preview button.

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  Reply # 1109591 16-Aug-2014 18:23
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Both.  As it wasn't working within MediaPortal originally I tried to strip everything back and just start with the TVserver app.  I had a couple of different skins I'd tried but no luck so I did a full reinstall of media portal (this time to version 1.8, was on 1.7.x) and went back to plain Titan.  

The result in media portal is if you change from say TV2 (which works) to TV3 the picture just hangs on the final TV2 frame and stays there until you exit back to the main menu and perform another action.

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