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Master Geek

#90572 24-Sep-2011 08:14
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Was thinking about getting this card with a view to adding SBS, Go, Gem and Channel 9 to my PC setup. See HERE for a full rundown.

Seems like a reasonable price, does anyone have any experience with this or any reccomendations for other better options? 

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Wannabe Geek

  #525933 26-Sep-2011 18:23
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I've got a couple of s480's, which are the dual pci-e version.

They are very good cards, more sensitive tuners than my other [now retired] Hauppauge cards, and run cool- which must also translate to better power efficiency.

Up till recently, the drivers were pretty awful, particularly if you sat the card in with other devices, like a dvb-t card. However the latest ones are a vast improvement, so make sure you download those. I guess they are pretty new models, so some bugs are to be expected, but at least they are improving.


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Master Geek

  #525943 26-Sep-2011 19:02
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i have a single s420 and running media portal. works well have not had any issues with it id say the brand is pretty reliable from what i have experienced 


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Master Geek

  #526042 27-Sep-2011 07:10
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Thanks guys, much appreciated.

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Wannabe Geek

#526562 28-Sep-2011 00:37
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Hi, I read this and went and bought a TeVii 464 but now I am having a lot of trouble getting it to work. It can't find any channels at all. I'm pretty sure I've got the correct LOF settings and all that (I've compare with the freeview set top box I have) and besides, I've tried almost every combination imaginable!

I know it's not the cable or the dish, because a settop box on the same cable/dish combination has no problems. 

Are you using a Sky dish, or was it installed specifically for freeview? 

Could you possibly share your media portal settings so I can make sure I am not doing something silly?

 Where did you get the later drivers from?
Did you have any problems getting setup?
Any other ideas that might help? Perhaps who would be able to help me? I've spent 3 hours trying combinations and googling and I'm getting pretty tired of it.

Btw I'm not a complete novice - I had a Hauppage HVR-3000 going for over a year, and I'm trying to upgrade to DVB-S2


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Uber Geek


  #526724 28-Sep-2011 13:03
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Hi chispanz

Have you posted on the MediaPortal forum? Might save you some time rather than battling for hours by yourself...
Okay, so what are the LNB settings you're using? Most NZers would need to be using the LNB override frequencies at the moment. Common sets of values to use there would be:

LNB LOF1: 10750
LNB LOF2: 10750
LNBSW: 12750

LNB LOF1: 11300
LNB LOF2: 11300
LNBSW: 12750
If those are the values that you're using then I'd encourage you to post logs so that I can check what is going on. On a single-seat installation it is really easy:

1. Find the "debug mode" link in the "Team MediaPortal" folder in your start menu and start it.
2. In this case, select option 3 "export all currently present logs".
3. Click "proceed" - this will create a zip file with all the information I need on your desktop.

Please post the zip file either here or on the MediaPortal forum. Alternatively, upload to rapishare or similar.


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Master Geek

  #533838 15-Oct-2011 21:45
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I did end up getting one of these and I am very happy with it. It seems to be working very well AND I have it working with a DVB-T card installed as well. I did download the new drivers as suggested before I even started trying to use it.

The LOF settings I used in MediaPortal are:

LNB LOF1: 10750
LNB LOF2: 10750

That is with an ex Sky dish with the dual type Sharp LNB, as I am sure you are aware these settings are dependant on your type of LNB so could well be different for you. 

A scan turned up all of the Freeview channels AND SBS 1, SBS HD, SBS 2, SBS 3, SBS 4, Nine digital, Go, and Gem. Well Happy :) (it detected the Sky channels too but obviously you can't view them)

I tried with NPVR (GBPVR) also but it was not able to detect the DVB-S2 channels (Nine Go and Gem), but MediaPortal is good. I had trouble with WMC as it would not let me select 0 for the LNBSW setting so I will just stick to MediaPortal.

Chispanz, were you able to get it working in the end?



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