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Topic # 31822 31-Mar-2009 17:39
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hi all,
Just installed MediaPortal (TV-Server) on my PC. Got DVB-T and TV1,TV2,TV3,C4 analog working (Using two Haupagge TV cards) but when I try to scan for DVB-S channels I get the message 'Downloading transponders for 160.0 E Optus B1, D1 failed.

When I check the satellites.xml file I see the url listed for is http://joshyfun.peque.transponders/q600.ini however this seems to be a dead link. I'm assuming this is the issue, and I have checked and the entire site seems to be down. Could some-one please confirm and advise how to get around this.

Also I'm in Christchurch. I understand I should set my LNB settings at:
LOF1: 10750
LOF2: 10750
LNBsw: 0

I would appreicate confirmation or correction of this information.

TIA
MartyNZ

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Master Geek


  Reply # 204615 1-Apr-2009 09:19
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MartyNZ,

I have configured my setup with a custom satellite file.

Here is how i have done it.

Firstly, add the following line to the satellites.xml file

<satellite name="NZ FreeView" url="http://joshyfun.peque.org/transponders/1600.ini" />

the url is not really important.

then create a file called 'NZ FreeView.ini' and add the following lines to it (in notepad or similar)

[SATTYPE]
1=1600
2=Optus D1

[DVB]
0=34
1=12394,H,22500,34
2=12421,H,22500,34
3=12456,H,22500,34
4=12483,H,22500,34
5=12519,H,22500,34
6=12519,V,22500,34
7=12546,H,22500,34
8=12581,H,22500,34
9=12608,H,22500,34
10=12644,H,22500,34
11=12671,H,22500,34
12=12707,H,22500,34
13=12734,H,22500,34

Then in TV Server Configuration, set the satellite to NZ Freeview.

I have a dual LNB and i have configured the parameters to be as follows:

LOF1: 10750
LOF2: 11300
LNBsw: 0

Works fine up here is Auckland.

Hope this helps,

GF



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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 204625 1-Apr-2009 10:11
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Thanks for the info, however it hasn't changed my basic problem.
Now I get the message 'Downloading transponders for Freeview NZ failed'

Thanks anyway.

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  Reply # 204630 1-Apr-2009 10:25
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You should not need to download the transponder list. Just run the channel search with the existing information. I do not think the satellite details have changed for years.

GF



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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 204634 1-Apr-2009 11:09
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I didn't download the transponder list.
This is the result of hitting the 'scan' button.



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  Reply # 204637 1-Apr-2009 11:16
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Du-oh!!!
typo
The xml tag you gave me named the file: 'NZ FreeView'
I named the ini file 'Freeview NZ'

fixed it, now scanning.

Thanks
MartyNZ

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Reply # 206069 8-Apr-2009 20:09
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Having a similar problem here and wondering if someone can set me straight :
Vista Ultimate 64 bit,Hauppage HVR 3000 card and setting up  Mediaportal 1.0

System works fine recieving DV-T channels and I get perfect  satellite DV-S via WinTV but here is the hitch  - in MediaPortal  I am trying to scan for channels on Optus D2 - I know its 152 degrees but have no idea what I should set in the lnb section to scan for channels. It keeps offering me Optus B3 which I understand is a dead bird

I have tried a number of basic combinations but no channels found

Hope you can help

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  Reply # 206131 9-Apr-2009 08:18
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This site http://www.lyngsat.com/optusd2.html gives you information about the channels that are broadcast form this satellite as well as their frequency and polarity. Your LNB settings do not change as they are specific to your satellite dish, not the broadcast satellite.

Although, unless you have a large dish i did not think you could get channel at that angle.

GF

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  Reply # 206138 9-Apr-2009 08:48
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TeMorituri: Having a similar problem here and wondering if someone can set me straight :
Vista Ultimate 64 bit,Hauppage HVR 3000 card and setting up  Mediaportal 1.0

System works fine recieving DV-T channels and I get perfect  satellite DV-S via WinTV but here is the hitch  - in MediaPortal  I am trying to scan for channels on Optus D2 - I know its 152 degrees but have no idea what I should set in the lnb section to scan for channels. It keeps offering me Optus B3 which I understand is a dead bird

I have tried a number of basic combinations but no channels found

Hope you can help


If you are trying to get freeview channels aren't they on Optus D1 at 160E?  Which you may need to edit the satellites.xml and add a freeview.ini file for that.




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  Reply # 206199 9-Apr-2009 15:45
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Uhh...nooo definitely want Optus D2 ..wife wants to record 3ABN (religious channel) and you know how important SAF is
(spousal approval factor)

Got the freeview channels via DVB-T ..or via my sony TV built in decoder if nothing else is turned on.

I

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  Reply # 206205 9-Apr-2009 16:06
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In that case, have you moved your dish (or do you have a second offset LNB?) to point at D2? 8 degrees is a pretty big change.




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  Reply # 206247 9-Apr-2009 20:51
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Your 'perfect DVB-S via WinTV' , is it from the satellite you seek (D2)?




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  Reply # 206269 9-Apr-2009 23:09
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Hold on...sorry guys..I havent made myself clear.

We already had a set top box and Ku band 70cm dish pointing at Optus D2.It was plugged into to a DVD recorder
It died (badly)

Like all males I seized upon the event to press for "the upgrade"...first it was a dual tuner set top box but when the wife gave me more leeway I went and built a media PC and picked up a Sony 40 inch W4500 Bravia whilst I was at it

I have Freeview no problems at all via the TV built in decoder( not sure how to record them from the TV  but no worries since we dont watch much TV anyway)

The HTPC :
Vista Ultimate 64 bit. 2 Gb RAM Core2DuoE2140 ( will put in majorly more powerful chip this Easter weekend) 
Radeon H4550  2* 1.5 Terabyte Seagates and Hauppage HVR3000

So..I build PC and install 2 days of Windows updates ( arrrgh )
I have WinTV working perfectly with DVB -S  receiving Optus D2 ( the 3ABN channel my wife insists we must be able to record)  and receiving DVB-T  Freeview channels by UHF aerial 

Not stressed at this point..read a lot of geekzone..got to know some of you by first name handle by your posts ( thanks guys) .

Then said...bloody Windows Media Centre wont even see DVB-T channels..we need  third party software.

Installed Media Portal 1.0. It doesnt like me...it wont let me set up satellite channels of any kind.

Looked about and found this post : almost exactly what I need

So here I am: I went and reinstalled WinTV and saw that I found Optus B2 under 12000MHz range with  LNB settings of
LOF1 11300 LOF2 11300 and LOFSW 11300 but I see nothing when trying these settings in Mediaportal  under lnb : pressing scan for channels. I tried copying the instructions of this post for the freeview channel and as soon as I do so Mediaportal TV setup stops working ( the files should be renamesd under notepad with .ini and under "any filename" ANSI right?And put into the same folder?

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