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# 77616 19-Feb-2011 01:08
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Hi,

I have MediaPortal 1.1.2 running on my Windows 7 computer with one Hauppauge -HRV-3000 card.

All is working well, apart from when I stream live tv from my other computer.

If I want to watch channel 3 I have to 'Start Timeshift' on channel 3 and I only get channel 3 , C4, Parliment TV and the other few channels and the rest are red and dont work. This is fine but If I want to watch channel 1 or 2 or afew of the other channels I have to stop timeshift and start Time shifting on say Channel 1 and then the other channels are red and dont work.Media Poratl

I have read that it is because New Zealand has two Transponders and thats how it works.

My question is:

Considering I have a Dual tuner card, is there anyway for me to stream 'all' Channels at the same time so I dont have to start and stop time shift all the time to watch the two different transponder networks?

Thanks.

 

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  # 441389 19-Feb-2011 02:01
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I dont think that card is actually a dual tuner. you can record one of its inputs at one time, So one transponder from either satellite or dvb-t.

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  # 441488 19-Feb-2011 16:21
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Hi

I think JonnyCam is right. Just out of interest though, how many HVR3000 tuners are listed in TV Server config?

 
 
 
 




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  # 441527 19-Feb-2011 20:26
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Wow thanks for the quick reply guys!! Smile

It only says 1.  hmmm I thought it was dual tuner sorry.

Its a 'hybrid' tuner thats where i went wrong.

http://wiki.team-mediaportal.com/1_MEDIAPORTAL_1/15_Customization/001_TV-Server/Configuration/02_TV_Servers/Hybrid_Cards


"A hybrid TV card (or stick) is a card which has 2 or more tuners but, where you can only use 1 tuner at the same time".


Ah well. Its kind of annoying New Zealand has it like this with the two transponder networks. Its fine for watching TV essentially, but makes streaming quite difficult.

Thanks for your help guys.

dan

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  # 441666 20-Feb-2011 15:18
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Add another tuner :)



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  # 441773 20-Feb-2011 22:42
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Yeah maybe time for an upgrade I think.


The thing is:

I can watch 'ALL' TV channels just by changing the channel on Win-TV 7 and Mediaportal from the server computer, With out having to change any-thing. (other then the channel)

But on the MediaPortal client, I have to change Timeshift on the MediaPortal Server to get the two Networks.
All I want is to stream ALL channels from server to 'PC1' from satellite. No Terrestrial.

I guess this is this because I can only record 1 network at a time with this card?!...  and time-shift requires recording on 2 networks in New Zealand?!  (for streaming)

Such as : TV WORKS and Television NZ. Two different networks.



Is this correct?

dan

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  # 441835 21-Feb-2011 10:14
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Yes, to do what you want, you need to add the second tuner.

once you have 2 turners you can access both transponders at the same time so you can stream, record do whatever on any of the mediaportal clients at the same time it will be no problem.


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  # 441916 21-Feb-2011 13:16
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All I want is to stream ALL channels from server to 'PC1' from satellite. No Terrestrial.


Why no terrestrial? Terrestrial TV One, TV 2 and TV 3 are HD...

Yes, to get all satellite channels and watch/record any channel at any time you need 2 satellite tuners.

 
 
 
 




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  # 441954 21-Feb-2011 15:28
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mm1352000:
All I want is to stream ALL channels from server to 'PC1' from satellite. No Terrestrial.


Why no terrestrial? Terrestrial TV One, TV 2 and TV 3 are HD...

Yes, to get all satellite channels and watch/record any channel at any time you need 2 satellite tuners.


OK so I guess I will have to upgrade if I want to stream more easy.

I thought there was only one or two HD channels so far that only show HD not very often.. nice to know.

Well I did try Terrestrial as well at the start but I found nothing. I put it down to a broken UHF ariel. I have a big UHF ariel on the roof looking in not the best kinda shape, when i scanned with Win TV and MediaPortal it found nothing.

I might try again at some stage. Would be cool to take advantage of HD


Thanks for the help.

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  # 441961 21-Feb-2011 15:41
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I thought there was only one or two HD channels so far that only show HD not very often.. nice to know.

Pretty much true. There are only *true* HD programmes on for ~20 hours a week per channel (don't quote me on that!). This website is quite interesting. The upscaling isn't too bad unless the programme source is really bad (like American Idol)...

Well I did try Terrestrial as well at the start but I found nothing. I put it down to a broken UHF ariel. I have a big UHF ariel on the roof looking in not the best kinda shape, when i scanned with Win TV and MediaPortal it found nothing.

Are you sure your aerial is UHF. The longer the aerial elements (the metal things), the lower the frequencies it receives. Freeview HD is broadcast on UHF, so the aerial elements should be quite short...




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  # 442051 21-Feb-2011 18:45
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mm1352000:
I thought there was only one or two HD channels so far that only show HD not very often.. nice to know.

Pretty much true. There are only *true* HD programmes on for ~20 hours a week per channel (don't quote me on that!). This website is quite interesting. The upscaling isn't too bad unless the programme source is really bad (like American Idol)...

Well I did try Terrestrial as well at the start but I found nothing. I put it down to a broken UHF ariel. I have a big UHF ariel on the roof looking in not the best kinda shape, when i scanned with Win TV and MediaPortal it found nothing.

Are you sure your aerial is UHF. The longer the aerial elements (the metal things), the lower the frequencies it receives. Freeview HD is broadcast on UHF, so the aerial elements should be quite short...




The aerial 'does' have really long elements. So I'm now guessing maybe its not a UHF aerial now. (Im learning so much on here) Smile

I do have another aerial in the garage. I didnt bother with it yet. Im pretty sure this is a UHF aerial. Picture is here:

https://cdn.geekzone.co.nz/imagessubs/blog58abffe87a788e965d7927f7009c2695.jpg


If I was to set this up on the roof could I just put it up there somewhere, or would I have to direct it staright at suger-loaf or something? (being in Christchurch).

Im keen to get HD working now.

I'm going abit of the original topic here sorry.

Thanks.


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  # 442053 21-Feb-2011 18:57
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I can confirm the aerial in the picture you posted is UHF, so if the aerial in your garage looks like that then it should work for Freeview HD.

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