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  Reply # 174496 29-Oct-2008 23:18
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What happens when you select a channel in MediaPortal?






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  Reply # 174537 30-Oct-2008 07:56
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Hi,  When I go into Channel and select TV3 a few seconds later it comes up Unable to start timeshifting No video /audio detected


We are getting closer

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Bernard

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  Reply # 174582 30-Oct-2008 10:41
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How about preview in TVServer? Same result?

Do the following:
1 Open TV Server config
2 Select TV Channels and select a channel
3 in the top left corner of TV Serve config opne the log files folder
4 delete all files in the folder
5 Come back to TV Server config and click preview on the channel
6 attach the resulting log files to and email (mcraenz@gmail.com)








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  Reply # 174726 30-Oct-2008 20:18
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Hi mcraenz,

 Even more progress,  I replaced my elitegroup sh?tter agp card with a Radeon 9800 PRO from my sons old gamer box and loaded the latest drivers to it.  When I started Media Portal and clicked on Channel the normally (for me anyway) blank screen was showing adverts from TV3.

Next job is to get it to show on the TV and record what I want.

More to follow. 

Thanks again for your help

Cheers

Bernard



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  Reply # 174754 30-Oct-2008 22:25
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Ok,

I can now preview and watch all the 12456 channels and the 12483 channels

Why is the TV Guide showing the time of the shows incorrectly such as  TV3 News is showing for 10pm in the TV Guide when it is actually running at 6:00pm?

Is there a EPG offset to input for this to correct itself.

I noticed the programmes in the guide are not the same as what is actually on tonight?

Can you explain what is happening here?

For my next big question... To integrate recording from Sky with this setup what will I need to do?

Cheers
Bernard
 


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  Reply # 174784 31-Oct-2008 08:20
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Great to hear you've made some real progress. I can't think why you guide would be 4 hours out. I assume you are just getting th eguide data from the satellite not trying to import it with and xml file. Go to manual control and click refresh epg this will clear it out and grab it again, (it might take a while).

For sky you will need an analog card, to receiver the svideo output from your sky decoder and an infrared blaster so that mediaportal can change channels on the sky decoder. Something like a PVR-150. It's important that you get a card with a hardware mpeg2 encoder on it.






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  Reply # 174798 31-Oct-2008 09:11
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Hi mcraenz,

Thanks again for your assistance.

I can see what you are suggesting..

PVR-150 like card installed, connecting svi (and composite?) output from the Sky box

Media Portal TV Server will then control the PVR-150 card also. 


So I gather Media Portal uses the infrared blaster to send an infrared blast to the SkyBox to change channels when it is time to record from the Sky box?

Cheers
Bernard 


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  Reply # 174804 31-Oct-2008 09:32
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Spot on.






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  Reply # 174956 31-Oct-2008 18:50
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Hi,

I found out why the tv guide timing was out.  I had the machine set on Pacific USA time.  I remember nopw when I set up the machine that I'd mucked that up but couldn't find where to change it.  Right above the map in date time settings ... doh!

I started refeshing the TV Guide and it seems to take forever?

TV One & 2 had started filling but I'm waiting for the others.

Cheers
Bernard

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  Reply # 174959 31-Oct-2008 18:57
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yeah I doesn't like to be watched, best thing to do is go in to manual control on TV Server click refresh epg and leav it sitting at that screen until you see that it's not grabbing anymore then go into MP and see all your data.






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  Reply # 176839 8-Nov-2008 16:20
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Hi team,

An update from my last progress.

 I forked out for a 500GB SATA drive and reinstalled Windows and everything.  I guess it took about one hour to get Media Portal going this time.  Now I have plenty of disk space with Media Portal on E:\ with about 450GB to play with.

Moving on..

Just installed a Hauppage WinTV Tuner.  I downloaded the drivers and install software and it runs fine alongside the SkyStar II Satellite card.  I can view all Sky channels (that I pay for) on the PC using the WinTV software.

I now want to integrate this with Media Portal so one application drives both devices.

I started TV Server and it found the WinTV card as a third item under the satellite card.

I have the WinTV card showing as a second device under the TV Server folder.

When I scan for channels it goes through the whole SkyTV channel spectrum from 1 to 368, but nothing appears in the channel box below.

What do I need to do from here?

Cheers
Bernard

 

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