[linux-dvb] Reception problems on a single multiplex (Nova-S-Plus)

Steve Hill steve at nexusuk.org
Sat Sep 16 16:13:16 CEST 2006

I've recently got a Hauppauge Nova-S-Plus.  The dish is pointing at Astra 
28.2E and I'm getting all but one of the multiplexes without any problems. 
The multiplex I'm having problems with is 10.847GHz vertical, which 
carries "BBC 1 East (W)", "BBC 1 CI" and "BBC HD".  Using szap to tune to 
this multiplex shows a status of "1e" instead of the usual "1f" and often 
a non-zero bit error rate:

status 1e | signal f000 | snr ffdc | ber 00000b5e | unc 00000b5e | 

I'm a bit confused by the meaning of the bits - the one that's missing 
appears to be FE_HAS_SIGNAL.  How can you have the other bits set if the 
card thinks there is no signal?  (It should be noted that I can record the 
transport stream, complete with errors).

What is the likely reason why this would affect just one multiplex?  Other 
multiplexes on neighbouring frequencies and the same polarisation are 
fine (e.g. 10.817GHz vertical) and also showing the same signal strength.


  - Steve
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