[vdr] VDR and polarization problems

Lauri Tischler lwgt at iki.fi
Tue Nov 8 23:38:06 CET 2005


Harri Helmroos wrote:
> Lauri Tischler wrote:
> 
>> Harri Helmroos wrote:
>>
>>> Hello me, nice talking to myself...
>>>
>>> Okay, I might have rushed a bit here.
>>>
>>> Appears that this is _not_ a hardware problem. I found from somewhere 
>>> a diseqc.conf where is A and B (for a mini diseqc or alike) commands 
>>> applied.
>>>
>>> Guess what happens when I put the commands in my diseqc.conf? ZZZZAP! 
>>> Channels work precisely like they did before when I had single LNB's, 
>>> meaning it works as it should.
>>>
>>> But (there's always a but??), if I put for the third satellite 
>>> command C, vdr won't start, instead it blames me for making an error 
>>> in diseqc.conf. So I take that there doesn't even exist such a thing 
>>> as C.  My question is now, how do I get 3rd satellite (13.0E in 
>>> position 3) to work with the 4/1 diseqc (I think it's a 1.0 protocol 
>>> or whatever it's called).
>>>
>>> Here's how it looks now, working so far with 2 first satellites:
>>>
>>> [diseqc.conf start]
>>> S1.0W  11700 V  9750  t v W15 [E0 10 38 F0] W15 A W15 t
>>> S1.0W  99999 V 10600  t v W15 [E0 10 38 F0] W15 A W15 T
>>> S1.0W  11700 H  9750  t V W15 [E0 10 38 F0] W15 A W15 t
>>> S1.0W  99999 H 10600  t V W15 [E0 10 38 F0] W15 A W15 T
>>>
>>> S5.0E  11700 V  9750  t v W15 [E0 10 38 F4] W15 B W15 t
>>> S5.0E  99999 V 10600  t v W15 [E0 10 38 F4] W15 B W15 T
>>> S5.0E  11700 H  9750  t V W15 [E0 10 38 F4] W15 B W15 t
>>> S5.0E  99999 H 10600  t V W15 [E0 10 38 F4] W15 B W15 T
>>>
>>> #S13.0E  11700 V  9750  t v W15 [E0 10 38 F8] W15 t
>>> #S13.0E  99999 V 10600  t v W15 [E0 10 38 F8] W15 T
>>> #S13.0E  11700 H  9750  t V W15 [E0 10 38 F8] W15 t
>>> #S13.0E  99999 H 10600  t V W15 [E0 10 38 F8] W15 T
>>> [diseqc.conf ends]
>>
>>
>> Forget the A and B, they are for 2-port mini-switches
>> That should do it.
>>
>> ----
>> # Port 1
>> S1.0W  11700 V  9750  t v W15 [E0 10 38 F0] W15 t
>> S1.0W  99999 V 10600  t v W15 [E0 10 38 F0] W15 T
>> S1.0W  11700 H  9750  t V W15 [E0 10 38 F0] W15 t
>> S1.0W  99999 H 10600  t V W15 [E0 10 38 F0] W15 T
>> # Port 2
>> S5.0E  11700 V  9750  t v W15 [E0 10 38 F4] W15 t
>> S5.0E  99999 V 10600  t v W15 [E0 10 38 F4] W15 T
>> S5.0E  11700 H  9750  t V W15 [E0 10 38 F4] W15 t
>> S5.0E  99999 H 10600  t V W15 [E0 10 38 F4] W15 T
>> # Port 3
>> S13.0E  11700 V  9750  t v W15 [E0 10 38 F8] W15 t
>> S13.0E  99999 V 10600  t v W15 [E0 10 38 F8] W15 T
>> S13.0E  11700 H  9750  t V W15 [E0 10 38 F8] W15 t
>> S13.0E  99999 H 10600  t V W15 [E0 10 38 F8] W15 T
>> # Port 4
>> S19.2E  11700 V  9750  t v W15 [E0 10 38 FC] W15 t
>> S19.2E  99999 V 10600  t v W15 [E0 10 38 FC] W15 T
>> S19.2E  11700 H  9750  t V W15 [E0 10 38 FC] W15 t
>> S19.2E  99999 H 10600  t V W15 [E0 10 38 FC] W15 T
> 
> Thanks Lauri for your reply. Unfortunately that configuration doesn't 
> work with my twin-lnb's. I had that configuration from the beginning 
> (since vdr-1.3.24) working with my single-lnb's.
> 
> After installing the twin-lnb's, that configuration just makes me have 
> to switch to a channel with h-pol before I like to watch a chan with 
> v-pol. Irritating problem I might say.

Ummm.. by twin-lnb do you mean with two heads and one f-connector
and with built in mini-switch ?

What is your third lnb ?
How are they connected to diseqc 4-1 switch ?



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