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Topic # 94487 12-Dec-2011 23:01
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I'm talking about this: http://www.elgato.com/elgato/int/mainmenu/products/tuner/EyeTV-Sat/product1.en.html

I have one, but have yet to get it to work, but this might be due to incorrect settings and/or very week sat reception.

I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work in NZ, since we using DVB-S, or is there something else that might be preventing it?

I have tried using DVB Dream but not much luck. I doesn't give any errors it just doesn't find any channels when I do a scan.


I have the same settings as with another USB sat box which does work, do I'm included to think it's not the settings... 

I have tested the Antenna port and it does give 14/18v when I do a scan, so I assume the software is communicating to it fine then.

Any ideas?

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  Reply # 557513 13-Dec-2011 16:21
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Hi

I'd imagine it should work fine. Generally speaking some USB tuners aren't as sensitive as internal PCI or PCIe tuners, so that could be a factor. However unless you have splits for Africa or your satellite dish is not too well aligned then I'd imagine that the Freeview transponders on Optus D1 should hose in.

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  Reply # 557539 13-Dec-2011 17:21
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I have a dvb-t hd tuner from Elgato. It works with the Freeview transmissions, but not with the Freeview EPG.

Looks interesting, can you tell me whether it works with Sky (it has a CAM Card Interface)?

Jon

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 557546 13-Dec-2011 17:35
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@Jon

I have a dvb-t hd tuner from Elgato. It works with the Freeview transmissions, but not with the Freeview EPG.

That is a function of the software that you use the tuner with, not the tuner itself.

Looks interesting, can you tell me whether it works with Sky (it has a CAM Card Interface)?

CAMs that can decrypt NDS Videoguard are not very common - there are certainly no authorised NDS CAMs that I'm aware of.



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  Reply # 557655 13-Dec-2011 22:48
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Yeah I thought it might be a signal strength issue.
I will be testing it with a different sat dish with much better reception.

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  Reply # 605866 5-Apr-2012 19:47
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Hi, I'm wondering how TechnoGuy001 got on with his Elgato EveTV Sat.

I'm looking in to Elgato's products right now, and trying to decide. I have a vacant Sat dish, but it seems to me a Dual Tuner and UHF is a better option.

I am curious to know though, how many channels the Sat options can pick up, and how clear and reliable it is.



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  Reply # 605892 5-Apr-2012 21:18
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I haven't had any luck getting the box working as of yet.

It seems you need a Universal LNB. I have one, but have not had the time to setup it up on my dish.

http://support.elgato.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=3577&nav=0,1,380,29,385&languageid=1&group=englishdefault 

I will update this post when I have tested it. 

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  Reply # 605896 5-Apr-2012 21:32
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As with Jon's EPG point: the LNB compatibility entirely depends on the software you use. LNB oscillator frequency settings can be configured in most popular DVB/HTPC software. Absolutely nothing in the hardware prevents you from using a single oscillator LNB (which is more common here).



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  Reply # 1292381 27-Apr-2015 18:31
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Hi Guys,

Just incase anyone wants to receive freeview sat on their Mac computer natively, they can do so with the EyeTV Sat that Elgato sell in the UK, works really well too, once you have the dish alined with the new LNB.
I finally got round to giving it a test with a Universal LNB, and what do you know, it works.

I could never get it to work with the standard sky LNB's, like a single 11.300 GHz LO Frequency LNB, even using different Windows software, with the correct LNB settings.

It does pick up all the encrypted sky channels too (I have the free filter turned on in the screenshot), but of course none of them work as it needs a card, and I don't have the CAM reader module thing that goes in it, no idea if that would even work with the Sky card.

Anyway, just thought I'd update this post incase anyone else wants to receive freeview sat on their Mac.

Edit:
Just noticed in the screenshot that TV1, 2 and 3 don't show up. Not to sure why, maybe the software can't decode them...


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