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Topic # 59220 30-Mar-2010 11:36
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I'm hoping for some info regarding using DVBLogic TVSource to get the sky EPG on my HTPC. I have 2 Hauppauge HVR 2200 hybrid tuners (giving me 4 terrestrial and 2 satellite tuners) on a WIN 7 x64 machine. I use Big Screen EPG with djkxml for my Sky/Freeview EPG. At present my Sky feed is from the sky decoder via s-video. If I split the sky aerial and connect to the satellite input of one of my Hauppauge cards, will I be able to use TVSource to scan for the Sky EPG, and use it with Media Centre? Any advice in this regard would be much appreciated.

Cheers, Steve

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Master Geek

  Reply # 312796 30-Mar-2010 12:10
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Aren't HVR-2200 tuners DVB-T and analog only?

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  Reply # 312809 30-Mar-2010 12:48
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Yes you are right - sorry I've been lurking here for the last 3 months, and am having difficulty getting my head around the best option for getting a reliable Sky EPG. Would my original query work if I install a satellite card and TVSource, or would I need to go the Phoenix reader route a la ?

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  Reply # 312811 30-Mar-2010 12:50
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A DVB-S Tuner with TVSource and a Phoenix (Jaycar) reader is your best option. Not only would this give you direct access to the guide, it will also improve the picture quality dramatically.

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  Reply # 312812 30-Mar-2010 12:57
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  Reply # 312879 30-Mar-2010 16:20
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You only need a DVB-S card and software to grab the EPG from the EIT tables for both Sky and Freeview.

If you also go down the path of buying a card reader to use with the DVB-S cards you can integrate Sky into MCE by tuning the channels directly and using the card for decoding.

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  Reply # 312900 30-Mar-2010 16:50
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Hi Rusty,

Just wondering if you have written instructions on how to setup Sky HDI with DVB-S Tuner with TVSource and a Phoenix (Jaycar) reader?


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  Reply # 312936 30-Mar-2010 18:14
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Thanks very much for the responses, guys - is argo's guide at the definitive guide?

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  Reply # 313054 30-Mar-2010 20:12
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Argo's guide is pretty good for pointers but since it was written the guys at DVBLogic have relesed DVBLink TV Source which eliminates the need for DVBViewer Pro and makes things quite a bit slicker.  Have a look at tbergmans guide here for some newer tips though I haven't really followed it myself before and it does mention using a codec pack which you don't really need to do. 

It really is the best way to go once you get it up and running.

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  Reply # 314169 2-Apr-2010 15:13
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I have just completed my Jaycar reader and would like feedback regarding the test voltages I'm measuring. In the following list the first figure is what Jaycars instructions say the voltage should be, followed by my measurements:

Between pins 7 & 14 on IC2 and IC3 - 5.0 (6.5)
Pin 2 of IC1 - >8.7 (12)
Pin 6 of IC1 - At least -7.8 (-11.5)
Cathode of D3 - >15.6 (22.1)
Cathode of ZD1 - 13 (17.2)

These measurements were taken with jumpers on 3.5795MHZ and Phoenix, switch in, powered by hard drive connector. No mods. Are these higher voltages likely to be a problem? (Would prefer not to cook my card)

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