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amphibem

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#35237 6-Jun-2009 16:08
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I am completly baffled here: I can scan in Freeview DVB-S on my computer using GB-PVR and Media Portal but not with VMC (which is what i want to be using). This is a brand new install, I am not touching the hardware and everything is up to date.

In VMC I setup the card with Optus D1 as the bird, my LOF as 10750 and scan for 12483MHz, horizontal polarity and 22500kSymbols/s. The signal strength stays at zero and when I do the scan, nothing. These exact same settings with in the other two programs.

Can anyone think of anything I am missing, or anything else i could try?

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  #222344 6-Jun-2009 22:06
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I hate to say it but DUMP Vista TVPack. I ran it for some time and it was just very very ugly. Download the Windows 7 RC. It is a free legal download which will run for over 12 months. It is just so so much better then Vista and Vista with TV pack it is not worth putting yourself though the pain.

If you must use Vista then dump the TVpack it is one bad bit of software that is never going to be fixed. You are better off doing the hacks to get non TVpack Vista working.







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  #222345 6-Jun-2009 22:07
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Just to add have you tried using 11300 as the LOF?







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  #222370 7-Jun-2009 02:03
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Read my instructions found on this page how to setup the TV in Media Center...its the same for Vista as well as 7...

But as Nety points out...dump Vista...go with Windows 7 instead!

Vista is a rubbish OS to say the least, a real resource hog and Media Center requires hacks in order to work, and even then it still does not work properly...

Windows 7 on the other hand, runs faster, smoother, consumes less resources, and Media Center works straight out of the box, no hacks required.




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  #222381 7-Jun-2009 08:41
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Fair enough but this is also my main PC which makes me reluctant to switch. The bigger problem however is my DSL situation makes a 2.4GB download impractical at the moment.

Appreciate the feedback guys, however I will just stick with GB-PVR and see if I can succesfully disable the default MS responses to the remote (launch VMC with gtreen button etc). This system is for secondary recording to the MySky in the lounge so not too big a deal.

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  #222387 7-Jun-2009 08:58
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amphibem: Fair enough but this is also my main PC which makes me reluctant to switch. The bigger problem however is my DSL situation makes a 2.4GB download impractical at the moment.



Appreciate the feedback guys, however I will just stick with GB-PVR and see if I can succesfully disable the default MS responses to the remote (launch VMC with gtreen button etc). This system is for secondary recording to the MySky in the lounge so not too big a deal.


Disabling the MCE remote is simple.. Google "disable ehtray vista" and you'll find there are plenty of tutorials details what you want to do.

You can then use something like LM Remote to remap the green button to actually start GB-PVR if you want.




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