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Master Geek

Topic # 21480 28-Apr-2008 13:00
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Im looking to get rid of Sky soon and will be moving to Media Portal for the DVB-T feed however I would like to put a DVB-S feed through VMC so my wife can at least still use the 2 Xbox 360s that we have as media extenders, so does VMC support DVB-S if it does or if you have set it up any chance of some links or info.


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Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 126919 28-Apr-2008 22:27
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Firstly, Are you an American living in NZ? Or in USA?

Because if the latter, then you may have better luck getting assistance from a native site like

If the former, then from what I understand only DVB-T is compatible with any form of Media Centre. But because we are using H.264 for our DVB-T stream, that is NOT recognised by *MC. Only MPEG2, like Aussie uses, is. Sorry.

I don't use console extenders so can't comment on any viable work-around.

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  Reply # 127036 29-Apr-2008 12:39
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There is a hack available to fool VMC into thinking your DVB-S card is a DVB-T card, and therefore allow the viewing of Freeview Satellite in VMC.  I've successfully had it working before.  You will find the info on how to do this on another thread here.


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Master Geek

  Reply # 127038 29-Apr-2008 12:43
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Cheers guys ill do a search on the forums when i get home.

BTW im a Welshman living in NZ (20+ years) :)

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  Reply # 127039 29-Apr-2008 12:48
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This is said post:

It goes into how to get Sky and DVB-S working together, but if you pull out the key bits it will tell you how to just get DVB-S working.

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Master Geek

  Reply # 127364 30-Apr-2008 18:54
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Cheers Satch you saved me a search.

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