[vdr] motor dish and sharedLNB

Rainer Zocholl UseNet-Posting-Nospam-74308- at zocki.toppoint.de
Wed Jun 8 20:08:00 CEST 2005

luca at ventoso.org(Luca Olivetti)  08.06.05 00:44

Once upon a time "Luca Olivetti " shaped the electrons to say...

>Rainer Zocholl wrote:
>> luca at ventoso.org(Luca Olivetti)  07.06.05 20:28
>>>Don't worry: I don't need the feature and
>>>I've also disabled the automatic epg scan
>>>(as I said, I don't like the dish moving randomly
>>>when an epg scan starts).
>> Your motor dish seem to have the same problem with VDR as a
>> sharedLNB. How do you prevent VDR from moving the dish when you are
>> watching TV and a timer should record a channel only available

>actually I don't record that much, but in that case I simply wouldn't:
>if I'm watching live tv I can manually stop the timer or simply leave
>it recording. I just cannot do the two things at once and I know that.

Ok, the LNBsharing patch "blocks" that automatically.

>> in an other dish position or 2 timers are trying to record
>> from two different satellites?

>I just tried and the first timer scheduled is the one that "wins" and
>that seems fine to me. 

>Again, I don't expect to be able to record from
>two satellites at once (just like with a fixed dish it's impossible to
>record from two transponders at once).

No, but sh*t happens...

Without the LNBsharing patch it could easily happen, that the
user zaps to vertically polarized channel while recording at hor.
That OTOH blocks the horizontal signal, which caused
VDR to "panic" and to try a restart...
Too it's not so obvious which channel is running and what 
polarization and sometimes channels moves...

>> Or other way:
>> While a recordings from pos 1 is running, it would be no
>> a good idea to move the dish for the live screen to pos 2...

>In fact vdr doesn't let me do that (but that's no different than with
>a fixed dish).

Hm, ok, so where is that handeled?
Maybe only some few lines would be sufficient to block
change of polarisation too.

I only found "disseq.conf" which seems to define the 
parameters, but not LNB specific.


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