[vdr] diseqc 8/1 or 10/1 switches and vdr?
"Sami J. Mäkinen"
sjm at almamedia.fi
Wed Sep 14 23:09:19 CEST 2005
> has anyone tried one of these 8/1 or 10/1 diseqc switches ?
> do / will they work with vdr?
They sure will, provided that you know how to command the switch,
and your dvb-s card and its driver can do diseqc properly.
I have a full-featured Hauppauge dvb-s and it works just fine.
Enable diseqc in your vdr, and with diseqc.conf you can do
pretty much anything you want.
For example, I have five LNBs in two dishes, cabled together
with one 4-port diseqc switch and one A/B switch like this:
# | 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
With a diseqc bus spec pdf, I was able to craft up a suitable
diseqc.conf for my LNB configuration.
Drop me a note if you want a copy the the diseqc spec or my sample config.
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