[vdr] diseqc.conf for 4x1 switch

"Sami J. Mäkinen" sjm at almamedia.fi
Sun Oct 16 06:18:02 CEST 2005


Fredrik Svensson wrote:
>> I have a Wavefrontier 55 with four heads. I cover 1W, S5E,
>> S13E and S19.2E.
>>
>> Scanning the channels with the scan tool worked well.
>> I used the scan -s switch 0-3 to cover all heads.
>> (scan included in the Debian dvb-utils package)
>>
>> I collected 2717 channels or something from all 4 heads
>> cating the results into VDR channels.conf
>>
>> I now try to configure the diseqc.conf in VDR.
>>
>> I found an example in an old mail from the maillist.
>> http://linvdr.org/mailinglists/vdr/2003/03/msg00620.html
>>
>> With these settings I can get the channels from the 1W head,
>> but when I pick a channel from S5E I get No signal.
>>
>> Do anyone have a similar setup and can give me a hint how to
>> configure my diseqc.conf ? or can it be another problem ?

Hrrmhmph, I bet your 4x1 switch behaves like mine.
Those other guys use F0..F4 command byte to address
the ports, but my diseqc switch uses these:

#22 Position A
#23 Option A
#26 Position B
#27 Option B
# port 1 option a position a
# port 2 option a position b
# port 3 option b position a
# port 4 option b position b

So in your setup I assume that you have ports and LNBs like this:

1 - S1.0W
2 - S5.0E
3 - S13.0E
4 - S19.2E

This diseqc.conf should do the trick:

# port 1
S1.0W  11700 V  9750  t v W15 [E0 10 23] W15 [E0 10 22] W15 t
S1.0W  99999 V 10600  t v W15 [E0 10 23] W15 [E0 10 22] W15 T
S1.0W  11700 H  9750  t V W15 [E0 10 23] W15 [E0 10 22] W15 t
S1.0W  99999 H 10600  t V W15 [E0 10 23] W15 [E0 10 22] W15 T

# port 2
S5.0E  11700 V  9750  t v W15 [E0 10 23] W15 [E0 10 26] W15 t
S5.0E  99999 V 10600  t v W15 [E0 10 23] W15 [E0 10 26] W15 T
S5.0E  11700 H  9750  t V W15 [E0 10 23] W15 [E0 10 26] W15 t
S5.0E  99999 H 10600  t V W15 [E0 10 23] W15 [E0 10 26] W15 T

# port 3
S13.0E  11700 V  9750  t v W15 [E0 10 27] W15 [E0 10 22] W15 t
S13.0E  99999 V 10600  t v W15 [E0 10 27] W15 [E0 10 22] W15 T
S13.0E  11700 H  9750  t V W15 [E0 10 27] W15 [E0 10 22] W15 t
S13.0E  99999 H 10600  t V W15 [E0 10 27] W15 [E0 10 22] W15 T

# port 4
S19.2E  11700 V  9750  t v W15 [E0 10 27] W15 [E0 10 26] W15 t
S19.2E  99999 V 10600  t v W15 [E0 10 27] W15 [E0 10 26] W15 T
S19.2E  11700 H  9750  t V W15 [E0 10 27] W15 [E0 10 26] W15 t
S19.2E  99999 H 10600  t V W15 [E0 10 27] W15 [E0 10 26] W15 T

If the order of ports is different, just edit that.

---

My own setup is a bit more elaborate, as follows:

#  ---------------------
#  |    4-port switch  |-- to receiver
#  ---------------------
#   1     2     3     4
#   |     |     |     |
# 19.2E 13.0E 28.2E  A/B
#  LNB   LNB   LNB   | |
#                 5.0E 1.0W
#                 LNB  LNB

The difference is that a have another A/B mini switch
in port 4 of the 4x1 switch. My diseqc.conf is here:

S19.2E  11700 V  9750  t v W15 [E0 10 23] W15 [E0 10 22] W15 t
S19.2E  99999 V 10600  t v W15 [E0 10 23] W15 [E0 10 22] W15 T
S19.2E  11700 H  9750  t V W15 [E0 10 23] W15 [E0 10 22] W15 t
S19.2E  99999 H 10600  t V W15 [E0 10 23] W15 [E0 10 22] W15 T

S13.0E  11700 V  9750  t v W15 [E0 10 23] W15 [E0 10 26] W15 t
S13.0E  99999 V 10600  t v W15 [E0 10 23] W15 [E0 10 26] W15 T
S13.0E  11700 H  9750  t V W15 [E0 10 23] W15 [E0 10 26] W15 t
S13.0E  99999 H 10600  t V W15 [E0 10 23] W15 [E0 10 26] W15 T

S28.2E  11700 V  9750  t v W15 [E0 10 27] W15 [E0 10 22] W15 t
S28.2E  99999 V 10600  t v W15 [E0 10 27] W15 [E0 10 22] W15 T
S28.2E  11700 H  9750  t V W15 [E0 10 27] W15 [E0 10 22] W15 t
S28.2E  99999 H 10600  t V W15 [E0 10 27] W15 [E0 10 22] W15 T

S5.0E  11700 V  9750  t v W15 [E0 10 27] W15 [E0 10 26] W15 A W15 t
S5.0E  99999 V 10600  t v W15 [E0 10 27] W15 [E0 10 26] W15 A W15 T
S5.0E  11700 H  9750  t V W15 [E0 10 27] W15 [E0 10 26] W15 A W15 t
S5.0E  99999 H 10600  t V W15 [E0 10 27] W15 [E0 10 26] W15 A W15 T

S1.0W  11700 V  9750  t v W15 [E0 10 27] W15 [E0 10 26] W15 B W15 t
S1.0W  99999 V 10600  t v W15 [E0 10 27] W15 [E0 10 26] W15 B W15 T
S1.0W  11700 H  9750  t V W15 [E0 10 27] W15 [E0 10 26] W15 B W15 t
S1.0W  99999 H 10600  t V W15 [E0 10 27] W15 [E0 10 26] W15 B W15 T

Not that difficult, is it? Just read the diseqc pdf spec. :)

-sjm



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