Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

42 posts


Topic # 26350 19-Sep-2008 11:52
Send private message

Hi Guys, I'm working on an HTPC and am in need of some help.

I am trying to replace my DVB-S STB that I currently use to receive channels from Asiasat 3S with my HTPC. The setup that I currently have is:

- AMD4000 x2
- 8600GT
- Some OEM DVB-S card (searched the internet and I think its this card)
- Vista32SP1
- MediaPortal RC2

The first problem I faced was that this satellite is not listed in the list of satellites that can be selected under the TV server configuration menu. My solution to this was to create a transponder list file of my own and then added a reference into the satellite XML file. Now the satellite is visible and am able to select this satellite but the problem is that when I search for channels I can only find about 35 (of which 25 are repeats so in actual about 10) channels (both vertical and horizontal). My STB can find around 50 to 60 unencrypted channels and over 200 channels in total (including encrypted).

- I wanted to test using GBPVR just for troublshooting but GBPVR does not even detect my DVB-S card
- The LNB is definitely being powered; I’ve confirmed this using a multimeter

What am i doing wrong?...suggestions?


Create new topic

42 posts


  Reply # 166490 23-Sep-2008 12:26
Send private message

I am going to try and replace the DVB-S card with a WinTV Nova S card this week, maybe its just the card.

Would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17

Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41

Exhibition to showcase digital artwork from across the globe
Posted 23-May-2018 16:44

Auckland tops list of most vulnerable cities in a zombie apocalypse
Posted 23-May-2018 12:52

ASB first bank in New Zealand to step out with Garmin Pay
Posted 23-May-2018 00:10

Umbrellar becomes Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider
Posted 22-May-2018 15:43

Three New Zealand projects shortlisted in IDC Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards
Posted 22-May-2018 15:14

UpStarters - the New Zealand tech and innovation story
Posted 21-May-2018 09:55

Lightbox updates platform with new streaming options
Posted 17-May-2018 13:09

Norton Core router launches with high-performance, IoT security in New Zealand
Posted 16-May-2018 02:00

D-Link ANZ launches new 4G LTE Dual SIM M2M VPN Router
Posted 15-May-2018 19:30

New Panasonic LUMIX FT7 ideal for outdoor: waterproof, dustproof
Posted 15-May-2018 19:17

Ryanair Goes All-In on AWS
Posted 15-May-2018 19:14

Te Papa and EQC Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education
Posted 15-May-2018 19:12

Framing Facebook: It’s not about technology
Posted 14-May-2018 16:02

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.