Has any one got a DVB card and use an Irte Omnisat motor? I've just had a reply from Hauppauge stating that the Nexus S is NOT capable of supplying the 400mA required by the Omnisat. Thanks in advance for any help. Barry
See This Thread Barry, I had reservations about their capability to supply the requisite power for a motor, now confirmed. There are other options however, perhaps a V Box and a four wire positioner, it has the advantage of being capable of moving bigger dishes as well.
See also s*t*a*r*m*a*n*s post with regard to using his old pace analogue positioner, quite a cheap if not ideal solution.
Hi Rolf Thanks for your reply. I was hoping someone on this board had managed to find a card that would work with the omnisat. I have been informed by a SkyStar 1 reseller that the SkyStar 1 is compatable with the Omnisat (I'm not so sure as he first thought the Omnisat was an LNB mover - not dish motor). If I can't find a card that works with the Omnisat then I will just have to use the old pace kit to move the dish then switch coax to the DVB card. If anyone has the instructions for an Omnisat could you please let me know what the 24v input is used for. Thanks Barry
Hi Rolf Thanks again for your reply. How the heck did you find that? I've searched and searched for anything related to Omnisat without luck. So this person has managed to use a Hauppauge card (which Hauppauge say you can't) with an Omnisat (which specify a max dish size of 80cm) and a dish of 1.1m - hummmm. The Omnisat positioner has a 24v input that I have never used, I think I'll provide power to the 24v input remove the receiver and see if the dish moves (powered only by the 24v input). If this works then I'll go for a Nexus - s (as this seems to be the most recomended) and try it. If it works then great, if not then it gets sent back as faulty and I'll just use the old pacer kit to drive the motor then switch the coax back to the nexus. Barry