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Topic # 24634 29-Jul-2008 17:36
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I've tried looking through the forums for help but nothing atm seems to work.  Just got the HVR-4000 hooked up to my sky dish today.   Scanned for channels on DVB-T in  Power Cinema and it comes up with a channel list and the EPG but no picture (sound was jerky until I tried the hardware acceleration thread help)  I have installed PowerDVD so i have the H.264 Codec.  I have the very latest update for Power Cinema not 4410 its like for 46 something, could this be the problem?


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  Reply # 152475 29-Jul-2008 17:39
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You mention you hooked it up to your Sky dish but then did a DVB-T scan?

DVB-T is terrestrial (ie UHF aerial)

DVB-S is satellite

If you a using a satellite dish you won't get far with a DVB-T scan. You need to be using DVB-S





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  Reply # 152481 29-Jul-2008 17:46
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Ah yep sorry, did I scan on both DVB-T came up with 15 channels, but no picture.  DVB-S came up with no channels.  Its weird cos I dont have a UHF aerial, only VHF.


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 152482 29-Jul-2008 17:48
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Ive tried using WinTV software and that gives me the signal strength of both DVBS and DVBT and they both seem fine.  Anyone know how to set it up with Win TV?

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  Reply # 152485 29-Jul-2008 17:55
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I'm a little confused here.

If you plug your Sky dish into your HVR4000 and do a DVB-S scan you should pick up the all the channels. Just make sure you use the correct LNB setting.

You don't necessarily need a UHF aerial to get Freeview|HD - if you are near a transmitter than a VHF aerial can easily pick up the UHF channels OK.

The fact you have no picture indicated you are possibly not using the latest version of Power Cinema that support our H.264 DVB-T broadcasts - have you checked the website for the latest version?

WinTV has no support for our H.264 DVB-T broadcasts at present so is of no use to you. it will pick up th DVB-S signals OK with your satellite dish though.





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  Reply # 152488 29-Jul-2008 18:04
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Yes I've been confused since I got my TV card.  Can both DVB-T and DVB-S pick up the EPG?  Which one is best for me to try and use?
If I can pick the EPG and I have sound, I should be halfway there right?




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  Reply # 152533 29-Jul-2008 20:37
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Ok so I DVB-T from the VHF aerial which is plugged in the analogue port on my HVR-4000 and DVB-S comes from my sky dish into the sat port on the card right?

I've done this:  http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/forum/index.php/topic,413.0.html   word for word but cant get it to work.  How can I tell what type my LNB is?  If i try the first reg hack and then try the second, will it overwrite the first reg hack?  Is the Sat always Optus D1?
Also read that the dish lnb should have power, is this true for NZ sky dishes?  Cos mine doesnt.

Cheers for any help.

*edit*  ok just set the lnb to 11300 and when scanning for DVB-S it comes up with 85channels and it did show some pictures in the scan preview.  But when I tried to view channels I couldnt see or hear anything.  Also pretty much all the channels it found were the Sky Digital channels (which are locked) the ones that arent locked are Stratos, Parliment TV, Cue, Te Reo, TV3, C4, and 3 other ones called Program 404554753, 404554766, and 404555631.  So no TVNZ channels. 

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  Reply # 152562 29-Jul-2008 22:08
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you need to scan 12456000 and 12483000 in PowerCinema.

If I were you, i'd stick with DVB-S for now, get that working, then start on DVB-T.  Freeview|HD (DVB-T) is a lot less straight forward IMO to get working than Freeview (DVB-S)



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  Reply # 152570 29-Jul-2008 22:51
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Ok how do I scan for those?

at the mo I have gotten this far I have the EPG and channels and sound going but the picture is quite jerky for DVB-T.  For a few seconds its ok, then it breaks up, pauses and kinda keeps doing that.  I can pick up the channel list for DVB-S but the picture only shows up in the preview scanning window, not when actually wanting to watch TV.  Does anyone know how to fix this?

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