[linux-dvb] Pinnacle PCTV Sat/400i - Channels - parallel using

Lukas Kasprowicz lukas.kasprowicz at web.de
Mon Sep 12 15:30:16 CEST 2005


Hi,

I wanted to inform about the whole situation.


I have a PCTV Sat and a PCTV 400i.

First i had the Problem, that i was not able to LOCK channels. There were only 
a few where this was possible.

I applied edgars Patch and it worked, when only one of the cards was inserted 
to the host.

after i put in the second card only the PCTV Sat seemed to work.

Both cards work, if they are 'alone' in the host.

It does not matter in which PCI slot the cards are inserted. Always the Sat 
worked.

If the Sat cable is removed from the PCTV Sat, the 400i is no more able to 
LOCK on any channel:


----- 400i --------
szap -a 0 Astra-Mosaic
reading channels from file '/root/.szap/channels.conf'
zapping to 1 'ASTRA-Mosaic':
sat 0, frequency = 12551 MHz V, symbolrate 22000000, vpid = 0x00af, apid = 
0x00b0 sid = 0x0f94
using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
status 04 | signal 8989 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 0000f8d0 |
status 03 | signal 8a8a | snr 2c29 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
status 00 | signal 8e8e | snr 27ee | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
status 04 | signal 8e8e | snr 62f5 | ber 0000ffff | unc 00000000 |
status 04 | signal 8e8e | snr 63c0 | ber 0000ffff | unc 00000000 |
status 04 | signal 8e8e | snr 628c | ber 0000ffff | unc 00000000 |
status 04 | signal 8e8e | snr 6396 | ber 0000ffff | unc 00000000 |
status 03 | signal 8e8e | snr 6223 | ber 0000ffff | unc 00000000 |
status 01 | signal 8e8e | snr 2b71 | ber 0000ffff | unc 00000000 |
status 03 | signal 8e8e | snr 28ab | ber 0000ffff | unc 00000000 |
status 03 | signal 8e8e | snr 2c6e | ber 0000ffff | unc 00000000 |


After trying some Ports at the Multiswitch, where the cards are connected, i 
am able to recieve the channel ProSieben and some others.


             -------------------------------
  400i = | 1                                  | =
          = |       Multiswitch            | =  Sat
          = |                                     | =
          = |                                   8| =
             -------------------------------



When connecting this way:


             -------------------------------
  Sat   = | 1                                  | =
          = |       Multiswitch            | =  400i
          = |                                     | =
          = |                                   8| =
             -------------------------------


I get a LOCK when PCTV Sat is without Sat Cable:


----- 400i --------
szap -a 0 "ProSieben"
reading channels from file '/root/.szap/channels.conf'
zapping to 28 'ProSieben':
sat 0, frequency = 12480 MHz V, symbolrate 27500000, vpid = 0x00ff, apid = 
0x0100 sid = 0x0382
using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
status 07 | signal 4a4a | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 0000f62d |
status 03 | signal 9090 | snr 020d | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
status 1f | signal 9090 | snr 07e0 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | FE_HAS_LOCK
status 1f | signal 9090 | snr 0799 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | FE_HAS_LOCK
status 03 | signal 9090 | snr 0802 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
status 1f | signal 9090 | snr 0e82 | ber 000001c0 | unc 00000000 | FE_HAS_LOCK
status 1f | signal 9090 | snr 073b | ber 000001c0 | unc 00000000 | FE_HAS_LOCK
status 0b | signal 9090 | snr 069c | ber 000001c0 | unc 00000000 |
status 1f | signal 9090 | snr 07c5 | ber 00000189 | unc 00000000 | FE_HAS_LOCK
status 1f | signal 9090 | snr 0768 | ber 0000018f | unc 00000000 | FE_HAS_LOCK
status 1f | signal 9090 | snr 06b3 | ber 0000018c | unc 00000000 | FE_HAS_LOCK



With same cabling I get no LOCK with 400i, when Sat has cable.
With previous cabling i get lock on ProSieben, but no other channels.


------ 400i ----------
szap -a 0 "ProSieben"
reading channels from file '/root/.szap/channels.conf'
zapping to 28 'ProSieben':
sat 0, frequency = 12480 MHz V, symbolrate 27500000, vpid = 0x00ff, apid = 
0x0100 sid = 0x0382
using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
status 03 | signal 8484 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 0000f58b |
status 00 | signal 8c8c | snr 0396 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
status 00 | signal 8e8e | snr 6337 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
status 00 | signal 8f8f | snr 602f | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
status 00 | signal 8e8e | snr 5c18 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
status 00 | signal 8f8f | snr 61f1 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
status 00 | signal 8e8e | snr 5ceb | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
status 04 | signal 8f8f | snr 6301 | ber 0000ffff | unc 00000000 |
status 00 | signal 8e8e | snr 5b86 | ber 0000ffff | unc 00000000 |


------------- Sat -------------------
szap -a 1 "ProSieben"
reading channels from file '/root/.szap/channels.conf'
zapping to 28 'ProSieben':
sat 0, frequency = 12480 MHz V, symbolrate 27500000, vpid = 0x00ff, apid = 
0x0100 sid = 0x0382
using '/dev/dvb/adapter1/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter1/demux0'
status 00 | signal 8f8f | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 0000f679 |
status 1f | signal 9090 | snr 5249 | ber 00000013 | unc 00000000 | FE_HAS_LOCK
status 1f | signal 9090 | snr 0404 | ber 00000015 | unc 00000000 | FE_HAS_LOCK
status 1f | signal 9090 | snr 03d3 | ber 00000022 | unc 00000000 | FE_HAS_LOCK
status 1f | signal 9090 | snr 0426 | ber 00000023 | unc 00000000 | FE_HAS_LOCK
status 1f | signal 8f8f | snr 0415 | ber 0000001a | unc 00000000 | FE_HAS_LOCK



Edgar recommended to disconnect the PCTV Sat. I tred this, but it does not 
help. His reciever won't get channels on 13 V (vertical) but I am only able 
to get channels with 13V. with cabling Sat = Port 6, 400i = Port 7

Lukas
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