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Topic # 60609 28-Apr-2010 21:14
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So, I'm reading online that Windows 7 Media Centre doesn't support Satellite Cards.  Is this correct?

I have a satellite card here and it's set up and showing in device manager, but Windows Media Centre can't see it (It can only see my Haupage HVR-2200 DVB-T Card).

Was hoping to have both the DVB-T and DVB-S Card working in Media Centre.

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Grant

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  Reply # 324425 28-Apr-2010 21:56
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All sorted.. I needed to manually load the BDA drivers.  I now have two Sat tuners and two DVB-T tuners. Hurray!



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  Reply # 324426 28-Apr-2010 21:56
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All sorted.. I needed to manually load the BDA drivers.  I now have two Sat tuners and two DVB-T tuners. Hurray!



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  Reply # 324452 28-Apr-2010 22:55
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Hmm 'cept the cards don't pick up any signal. lol

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  Reply # 324457 28-Apr-2010 23:02
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dont know where you were reading that.... sat cards have been 'unoficially supported' since MCE 2005 (using DVBS as DVBT tuner tricks), and officially supported since the vista TV Pack release.

glad its sorted.




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  Reply # 324461 28-Apr-2010 23:06
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ZollyMonsta: Hmm 'cept the cards don't pick up any signal. lol


make sure you have the LNB settings correct..

check my post for the steps I took when building my MCE:
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=84&TopicId=39034




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  Reply # 324515 29-Apr-2010 07:51
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My setup instructions for Windows 7 are as follows:

Configure : Windows Media Center
Region: New Zealand
Postal Code: 1234
Satellite: Optus D1 NZ
LNB Type: Custom Single Oscillator
Oscillator Frequency: 11300

Configure : Prime
Single Transponder Scan
Carrier Frequency: 12456
Symbol Rate: 22500
Polarization: Horizontal

Note: NZ digital services on 12483 22500 H and 12456 22500 H
Note: Some dishes need Oscillator Frequency set to 10750



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  Reply # 324517 29-Apr-2010 07:56
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This is the card I have...

http://www.technisat.com/index6be4.html?nav=Downloads,en,33&pID=174

Tried it also with the bundled software, but couldnt get anything out of it.. Might be since I updated drivers with BDA version (though, I re-installed with the non-bda drivers and still didn't work). So might totally remove the drivers and re-try with the bundled software. It came with DVB Viewer, but not sure what settings I need to try.

My Setup:

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
Haupage HVR 2200 DVB-T
Technisat SkyStar 2 Sat Card


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  Reply # 324593 29-Apr-2010 10:34
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I had trouble with the Hauppauge drivers from Windows 7.
I had to go to Hauppauge's website, and download the drivers from there.
Install with Admin (through I think it asks iirc). I was really impressed with their driver installation program.



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  Reply # 324685 29-Apr-2010 13:17
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I think I'll just remove it tonight and stick with the dvb-t. I've come to the conclusion that sat card isn't playing ball. The plan was to also utilise the sat card to retrieve EIT tv listings.. unfortunately.

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