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Hello,

I've just received my SS2 eXpress HD card and I've no idea what to do with it. I've used the likes of DVBViewer etc. before but nothing beyond that.

What tools do I need to make the most of it? I am thinking along the lines of CrazyScan and er.... that's all I know :(

Tips?

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I stopped using DVBviewer with my 6925 as i just use it now predominantly for 4:2:2 feeds, so basically just Crazyscan and VLC media player
 

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Thanks Martin. I installed the card and drivers but have issues. DVBViewer scans and finds the channels. However, CrazyScan and BLScan cannot open the device for some reason. One is saying "StartDVBEx failed" and the other sees the device but says "Can't open device 0" (device 0 is the TechniSat BDA device).

This is on Windows 7 64-bit...

Any ideas? :(
 
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I gave up on mine after a few days, I am sure it was a driver issue, I will return to it in the near future, google driver problems for card in question and try other drivers CJ,
 

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Thanks Martin. I installed the card and drivers but have issues. DVBViewer scans and finds the channels. However, CrazyScan and BLScan cannot open the device for some reason. One is saying "StartDVBEx failed" and the other sees the device but says "Can't open device 0" (device 0 is the TechniSat BDA device).

This is on Windows 7 64-bit...

Any ideas? :(
What's your Streamreader version CJ? Check your Streamreader log (first line in log).
Also, a few lines down, Check for DVBEx?
 

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Hi Llew,

It's the latest it seems - StreamReaderEx DBA Ver:1.1.0.1172-modified (Dec 26 2013). Here's the full log:

Code:
13:56:54 StreamReaderEx BDA Ver:1.1.0.1172-modified (Dec 26 2013, 18:56:16)
13:56:54 Log level = 1
13:56:54 DLL_PROCESS_ATTACH hModule = 6A250000
13:56:54 CheckForDVBEx(0x00CC7F60)
13:56:54 PID filtering disabled !
13:56:54 Power-off LNB on exit: ENABLED
13:56:54 SendDiSEqC use 2 repeats
13:56:54 Default modulation: AUTO
13:56:54 Default spectral inversion: AUTO
13:56:54 Default pilot: AUTO
13:56:54 Default rolloff: AUTO
13:56:54 Preffered BDA device type: Win7
13:56:54 Allowed IF Freq 950-2150 Mhz
13:56:54 Inverted LOF<6000 and >21000 Mhz
13:56:54 Available BDA-devices:
13:56:54 Device 0
13:56:54     Name: TechniSat BDA Digital Tuner
13:56:54     Type: DVB-S/S2
13:56:54     Index: 0
13:56:54 StartDVBEx(-1)
13:56:54 Device_ID: 0
13:56:54 Use Device 0
13:56:54 BuildGraph() : Cannot connect Full-TS SampleGrabber to CaptureDevice
13:56:54     Unspecified error

Any ideas?
 

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"StartDVBEx failed" normally means for me I have the card active in other software like DVBViewer or Easy Blindscan Pro.
 

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Stupid thing. I downloaded an older version of Crazyscan with an older StreamReaderEx and it's working fine.... Doh!

Llew, what version are you using? I am good with 1.0.1.56 here. But will work my way up to see where it stops working!
 

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Good point remlap. Been there before :D
 

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"StartDVBEx failed" normally means for me I have the card active in other software like DVBViewer or Easy Blindscan Pro.

Yes, I thought that too but there was nothing open at the time.
 

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Hi Llew,

It's the latest it seems - StreamReaderEx DBA Ver:1.1.0.1172-modified (Dec 26 2013). Here's the full log:

Code:
13:56:54 StreamReaderEx BDA Ver:1.1.0.1172-modified (Dec 26 2013, 18:56:16)
13:56:54 Log level = 1
13:56:54 DLL_PROCESS_ATTACH hModule = 6A250000
13:56:54 CheckForDVBEx(0x00CC7F60)
13:56:54 PID filtering disabled !
13:56:54 Power-off LNB on exit: ENABLED
13:56:54 SendDiSEqC use 2 repeats
13:56:54 Default modulation: AUTO
13:56:54 Default spectral inversion: AUTO
13:56:54 Default pilot: AUTO
13:56:54 Default rolloff: AUTO
13:56:54 Preffered BDA device type: Win7
13:56:54 Allowed IF Freq 950-2150 Mhz
13:56:54 Inverted LOF<6000 and >21000 Mhz
13:56:54 Available BDA-devices:
13:56:54 Device 0
13:56:54     Name: TechniSat BDA Digital Tuner
13:56:54     Type: DVB-S/S2
13:56:54     Index: 0
13:56:54 StartDVBEx(-1)
13:56:54 Device_ID: 0
13:56:54 Use Device 0
13:56:54 BuildGraph() : Cannot connect Full-TS SampleGrabber to CaptureDevice
13:56:54     Unspecified error

Any ideas?
Seems you're using the buggy Technisat driver. Use Crazycat's latest.
 

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Stupid thing. I downloaded an older version of Crazyscan with an older StreamReaderEx and it's working fine.... Doh!

Llew, what version are you using? I am good with 1.0.1.56 here. But will work my way up to see where it stops working!

I am using 1.0.1.94
 

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Seems you're using the buggy Technisat driver. Use Crazycat's latest.

Do you have a link to it? I can't seem to find it...
 

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There aren't any drivers though. Just some dll files, which I have in place already. You mean the Windows drivers, right?
 

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Hm, well, downloaded slightly earlier version of StreamReader from Oct 2013 and it's working with the latest Crazyscan :)

What other goodies can I download? Is TSReader one of them? Will Lite version suffice or would I be better off getting a commercial one?
 

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Hmm. Well this is my Streamreader, and it locates my device as TBS 6925, but I'm using a Skystar Xpress HD (same tuner chip).
Code:
08:45:33 StreamReaderEx BDA Ver:1.1.0.1162-commited (Oct  1 2013, 00:25:45)
08:45:33 Log level = 1
08:45:33 DLL_PROCESS_ATTACH hModule = 61430000
08:45:33 CheckForDVBEx(0x00347F60)
08:45:33 PID filtering disabled !
08:45:33 Power-off LNB on exit: ENABLED
08:45:33 SendDiSEqC use 2 repeats
08:45:33 Default modulation: AUTO
08:45:33 Default spectral inversion: AUTO
08:45:33 Default pilot: AUTO
08:45:33 Default rolloff: AUTO
08:45:33 Preffered BDA device type: AUTO
08:45:33 Allowed IF Freq 950-2150 Mhz
08:45:33 Inverted LOF<6000 and >21000 Mhz
08:45:33 Available BDA-devices:
08:45:33 Device 0
08:45:33     Name: TBS 6925 DVBS/S2 Tuner
08:45:33     Type: DVB-S/S2
08:45:33     Index: 0
08:45:33 Device 1
08:45:33     Name: Hauppauge WinTV 88x DVB-T Tuner/Demod
08:45:33     Type: DVB-T/T2
08:45:33     Index: 0
08:45:33 Device 2
08:45:33     Name: PCTV 80e/290e/460e BDA 2875 TVTuner
08:45:33     Type: DVB-T/T2
08:45:33     Index: 0
08:45:33 Device 3
08:45:33     Name: PCTV 80e/290e/460e BDA 2875 TVTuner C
08:45:33     Type: DVB-C/C2
08:45:33     Index: 0
08:45:33 StartDVBEx(-1)
08:45:33 Device_ID: 0
08:45:33 Use Device 0
08:45:33     Tuner filter: TBS 6925 DVBS/S2 Tuner
08:45:33     Capture filter: TBS 6925 BDA Digital Capture DVBS
08:45:34 Tuner IC: STB6100
08:45:34 Frontend/demod IC: STV090X (cut 3.0)
08:45:34 TBS STB6100/STV090X direct control used !
08:45:34 BBGain = 8 dB
08:45:34 Turbosight (SAA7160 based) BDA extension used !
08:45:34 + Turbosight BlindScan support with STV090X
08:45:34 + Turbosight IR control support
08:45:34 + Turbosight I2C access support
08:45:34 + Turbosight Multiple Input Stream support
08:45:34 + Turbosight BBFrame streaming support
08:45:34 + Turbosight fast LNB control support
08:46:00 StopDVB()
 

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Ok, that's the same streamreader version as I downloaded. Where did you get the drivers? There's absolutely nothing that mentions TBS card in my StreamReader log.

Can I just download TBS drivers from their site and use it directly for my SS2 eXpress HD?

Can you post a screenshot of your device manager?
 

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Hm, well, downloaded slightly earlier version of StreamReader from Oct 2013 and it's working with the latest Crazyscan :)

What other goodies can I download? Is TSReader one of them? Will Lite version suffice or would I be better off getting a commercial one?
You might like 4T2 Content Analyser -

http://www.4t2.eu/4T2ContentAnalyser.html

As well as DVB-S/S2, good for checking the 'hidden' DVB-T2 MI streams on a couple of satellites.
 
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