Advice Needed EPG on single sat tuner android TV box

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Hi any advice on how to get full epg on my android tv box, it's a mecool ki pro with a sat tuner,
I'm in the uk, It's set up on Astra 28.2e but I only get epg for now and next, is there a channel I need to add or a transponder I need to add to receive full epg. Thanks
 
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Hi any advice on how to get full epg on my android tv box, it's a mecool ki pro with a sat tuner,
I'm in the uk, It's set up on Astra 28.2e but I only get epg for now and next, is there a channel I need to add or a transponder I need to add to receive full epg. Thanks
Unless you have a freesat tv, the simple answer is no.

My Sony android tv has the same issue, so I use tvheadend for 28.°2E as I can also get a full epg.

Kodi has an enigma2 or tvheadend client built in.
 
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Mecool ki pro android TV box with single sat tuner
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So what's missing, a license or something, is it because it's not an official freesat tuner?
on the box makers site it shows full epg in pics, just can't get a reply from them to see what I need to, not really a fan of kodi but may have a look, thanks for the advice
 
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So what's missing, a license or something, is it because it's not an official freesat tuner?
on the box makers site it shows full epg in pics, just can't get a reply from them to see what I need to, not really a fan of kodi but may have a look, thanks for the advice
A Freesat Licence and MHEG
 
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So what's missing, a license or something, is it because it's not an official freesat tuner?
on the box makers site it shows full epg in pics, just can't get a reply from them to see what I need to, not really a fan of kodi but may have a look, thanks for the advice
My Sony is a “youview” badged tv over the freeview I get the full epg.

If I leave the “youview” switched on that shuts off the satellite input, so the work around is to switch off in my case “youview” so it’s in Freeview mode (recordings also work)

I still don’t get an epg using the tv, so I have a twin lnb on a fixed dish on 19.2°&13.0E

Tvheadend has an epg grabber similar to crossepg.

My point is the tv is not a freesat tv so it will not be able to decode any of the epg services apart from now and next on most channels.
 
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50E - 30W
2x CM 1.2m Polar Mount/Jack
65E- 65W
Gibertini 1m OP100 - STAB HH100 - Inverto Black Ultra 0.2 Twin
Mutant HD51
Edision Primo IP S2
Dreambox DM800HD
Venton Unibox HD2
Sony Bravia 55" 4K
My Location
South Wales
My Sony is a "General Satellite Receiver", but the same as yours Chris it has a Freeview EPG if I use the aerial socket and DVB-T2,
mine doesn't have Youview though. And also mine cannot do motor control on the satellite input only basic Diseqc switching.
 
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My Sony is a "General Satellite Receiver", but the same as yours Chris it has a Freeview EPG if I use the aerial socket and DVB-T2,
mine doesn't have Youview though. And also mine cannot do motor control on the satellite input only basic Diseqc switching.
Sounds very similar to mine, it’s only got 4 diseqc commands.

Suitable for a diseqc 1.0 switch.
 
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Sounds very similar to mine, it’s only got 4 diseqc commands.

Suitable for a diseqc 1.0 switch.
Similar to our 2012 vintage 42" Tosh TV (pretty much "state of the art" at the time, and a very nice set) with just the 4 DiSEqC 1.0 commands - and it's a pain to even get to, and use, the sat control menus, and so I don't :rolleyes:.
 
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Similar to our 2012 vintage 42" Tosh TV (pretty much "state of the art" at the time, and a very nice set) with just the 4 DiSEqC 1.0 commands - and it's a pain to even get to, and use, the sat control menus, and so I don't :rolleyes:.
This set, if I have it in freeview mode I can record, get a Freeview epg.

It will also let me have 4 diseqc settings for 4 satellites, once in this mode I can hope between the modes quite easily, but still only get the now and next on the 19.2°&13.0°

So in that sense the tv was a let down,but as I mainly use Plex dvr via my FreeNAS and Vu Duo I can record the show of choice as Plex Pass also gives me the epg.

Anyway Plex via the official app only played the files back in a 4:3 ratio black bars, so I was forced to use kodi and the official add on to get Plex full screen.

That’s when I had my bubble popped about the sat tuner not having the freesat epg, I then Discovered kodi had a tvheadend client, this forcing me to use a server to get 28.2°e

I find this method a bit long winded and it does sound complicated.

The end result is I can use 1 remote to watch 28.2°E freesat and with an epg, media from my nas in full screen.
 
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Does anybody know which transponder is caring Freesat's epg?
 
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Thanks for a quick reply.
We will just have to see how it works out. I just ordered a Freeview box as a supplement to our Sky box.
11426 V 5/6 is one off the only two transponders that is difficult to get here in Dalarna in Midsweden. With the
investment in a ChannelMaster 1,8 all other trsp are coming in very clear.
I hope that 2/3 in stead off 5/6 might make it work.
Time will tell.
 
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