Experiences of Windows 7 Media Center and multi-satellite reception?

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c128

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My Satellite Setup
Windows 8 HTPC running Mediaportal (client) connected to an Argus TV server. TBS6981, TBS6280 and Hauppauge HVR4000 in the TV server.

Triax TD78 dish + Multiblock with Invacom Quad (28.2E), Alps Singles (19.2E and 13E).
My Location
Norwich
I'm wondering whether anyone has any practical experience of using the new DVB-S support within Windows 7 Media Center with multiple satellites?

I've been using W7 MC for 28.* reception for some time now (admittedly, not with heavy use) and it seems pretty good. That's accepting the current pixellation problems with ATI cards and BBC HD, of course :mad: _http://thegreenbutton.com/forums/t/73544.aspx

However...I'm now thinking of toying with multi-satellite reception, and so am planning on feeding my twin tuner DVB-S card _http://shop.blackgold.tv/epages/BT3159.sf/AU_en/?ObjectPath=/Shops/BT3159/Products/BGT3540....now discontinued) with 28.*E on one tuner and, on the other tuner, 28.*E, 19E and 16E switchable via diseqc.

The setup under W7 MC for diseqc looks pretty straightforward, and I've found a good guide _http://thegreenbutton.com/blogs/rathe_media_center_blog/archive/2009/05/01/355919.aspx, but I wondered whether anyone was up to this sort of thing now with W7 MC, and how there were getting on?
 
philbury

philbury

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My Satellite Setup
W7MC - FireDTV and hauppauge S2 tuners
My Location
London & Languedoc
Doesn't work for me with motorised set up. Simply won't change channel. Setup does not allow the assignment of disecq preset numbers referring to different satellites. Only 1-4 for switched setups.
 
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