[vdr] Channel dropout unless femon active

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at tvdr.de
Sun Aug 25 11:14:36 CEST 2013


On 25.08.2013 05:32, Richard Scobie wrote:
> Perhaps a little off topic, but I wonder if anyone can shed any light on the following.
>
> I am viewing a signal that is very close to reception threshold - dish a little small, STR value 65%, SNR value 67%, but BER and UNC errors as reported by femon are zero.
>
> As long as I leave the femon plugin active on screen, I can view it uninterrupted. If I turn it off, within 60 seconds, the picture will disappear until I activate femon again.
>
> Initally it will only show "SIGNAL" and "CARRIER" indicators active, then after a short period, everything will lock again and the channel will re-appear.
>
> I am running the latest vdr version with a TT 6400 S2 full feature card, with latest drivers and firmware. Relevent drivers would be perhaps stv090x or stv6110x.
>
> Channel parameters DVB-S2, symbol rate 15000 FEC 3/5  QPSK Video 35Mb MPEG2 1920 x 1080, Audio MPEG 270Mb

Do you have both inputs of the TT-S2 6400 connected to satellite cables?
And is there actually a signal on both of them?

Klaus



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