I reinstalled Vista and added the Fiji TV Pack and got that all installed without too much trouble. At one point my boot-loader went AWOL which was mysterious but otherwise it was an uneventful install. However I'm struggling to get my head around this new TV Pack.
I've got the PVR-150/Sky working ok - although it's added 1000 channels. I've seen reports of this elsewhere so I know about the need to manually disable all the channels. One thing that puzzles me actually here is that my Sky box (Motorola) only seems to recognise two digits for the channels which would prevent me switching to new Sky channels in the 100+ range right? (The 1000 channels might be an artifact from when I told VMC setup to try three digits).
The other catch is that they've changed the EPG format so my EPG setup no longer works. But hopefully the satellite EPGs will sort that... although again I see there are a lot of problems there.
The main problem I have however is I think related to my splitter. Initially I could pick up 11 channels on the DVB-S - although because I couldn't find the channels in the guide I couldn't actually test them. While I couldn't work out where MVC had actually added them (maybe at the end of the 1000 channels!?) the channels at least were detected. At this point I spotted that Sky was reporting no signal. I have a single-power pass splitter so I swapped the cables over so that the Sky STB is passing power and Sky came back straight away.
The catch is, and this is the bit I don't get, is that that the DVB-S no longer detects any channels when I do the transponder scan. The signal reports full strength but I get no channels. I'm going to pick up a [url=http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4932efd20297f2042740c0a87f3b06ae/Product/View/L4036]Diode splitter[/url] today so both channels pass power, but seeing as the Sky box is on all the time shouldn't that be sufficient??
In the end, if I can't get this tuning sorted, and a satisfactory EPG running, I guess I'll have to revert to vanilla VMC. Media Portal sounds like a good alternative but my testing with that wasn't great with the TV Service crashing all over the place whenever I changed channels and the app locking when I stopped playback.