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TPS Star H.264, M6 H.264, Premier HD.

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Microsoft Media Center,
Intel Core 2 Duo,
1 Gig DDR2 800,
NVidia 7950 GTX with component out)

JVC 36" Widescreen TV with component in.

70cm Motorized Dish and sat receiver.
My Location
Ireland
#1
Hi all,
I have a pc with a skystar 2 card. I can get BBC HD just fine using DVB vewier pro and the CyberLink Codecs, works a treat. I can't lift TPS Star or M6. I'm using vplug and M6 seems to be ok but not TPS Star, I have an invalid key error. No joy at all with Premier HD. Anybody got any pointers.

Thanks
 

Prophessor

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#2
What about coreavc, does it work with you? Besides that you should know that you can only receive DVB-S with a SS2.
 
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My Satellite Setup
Microsoft Media Center,
Intel Core 2 Duo,
1 Gig DDR2 800,
NVidia 7950 GTX with component out)

JVC 36" Widescreen TV with component in.

70cm Motorized Dish and sat receiver.
My Location
Ireland
#3
Hi,
thanks for the update. I can see what your saying about the DVB-S with SS2. I'm running Microsoft Media center on my pc and I'm using DVBViewer. I use DVBViewer because I can run it with the remote. Vplug 1.5.8 seems a little unstable lately. I don't know if its because of my reception. I can't find Premier HD on a scan.
I find the Cyberlink HD264 drivers works well. I don't like the Corevac it seems unstable for me. Could you recommend a good DVB-S card with SS2.

Thanks
 

Prophessor

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#4
Whell I find that Altdvb is a better choice for weaker signals, perhaps you should give it a go just to check if its a sat viewer snag. As for the remote, you can use the SS2 (skystar2) remote using winlirc, but it can be a pain to setup correctly, I quit trying...
Vplug is ok most of the time, but I too am getting problems with it on altdvb, but on dreamdvb it works a lot better, seems a tiny bit faster to change and "open" channels aswell.
I suppose you are refering to a DVB-S2 aka HD card on your last sentence... I have no experience with them so i won't go into it. But one thing I know, for one of those DVB-S2 cards to work correctly you need a powerful pc with a nice graphics card to help demux h.264.

Requirements for HDTV [1080i / MPEG 4 (AVC/H.264)]
- 3,4 GHz P4 (Single Core with hyperthreading) or
- 2,2 GHz AMD 3500 + or
- Dual Core P4 D820 / D830 or
- Dual Core AMD X2 3800+
- with graphics card: ATI X1600 / X1800 er NVidia 6600 GT / 7600 GT

Tecnisat has a DVB-S2 card, if I get one it might be one of those.
http://www.technisat.com/?site=produkte/produkteview.php&kid=29,100&pid=1747&reload

Other brands have it as well and they seem to be pretty much the same hardware just a different badge, but i still have to check that a bit more.

http://shop.technotrend.de/shop.php?mode=show_detail&lang=de&group=3&id=42&sid=83f60a74aa6445fcf00c292cb65982fa
 

remlap

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Gibertini 104cm motorised dish with a Technomate 5402 HD CI+ and TBS 6925 + Gibertini 90cm with 9E 13E 19.2E and 28.2/5E with a Hauppauge WinTV NOVA-HD-S2 Media Centre PC and Pure EVOKE Flow Radio + 100cm Channel Master with 2 LNBs at 24.5W and 30W
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#5
Well M6 and TPS Star HD are encrypted in Viacess 2.5 anyway.

You are probably decoding M6 SD.

AND Premier HD is in DVB-S2 so no chance what so ever with a skystar 2.
 
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11
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My Satellite Setup
Microsoft Media Center,
Intel Core 2 Duo,
1 Gig DDR2 800,
NVidia 7950 GTX with component out)

JVC 36" Widescreen TV with component in.

70cm Motorized Dish and sat receiver.
My Location
Ireland
#6
Thanks for the info guys. I got my stability problems sorted by reading the help for DVBvewier. I have a dual core system and I flicked off the option to use the first processor. DVBVewier becomes unstable if you are using a SkyStar2 card. DVBVewier is now running rock solid. I like the DVBVewier because I can use my media center remote with it and the user interface is very good. I downloaded the dll for the remote from the DVBVewier forums site. My BBC HD is pretty good and my system runs at around 35-55%. Its still a tiny bit gerky and have the feeling that its not the system but the skystar2 card. I think i'm going to upgrade to the technotrend card S2-3200. Thanks for all the help.