[vdr] VDR::Plugin::Rotor - question

Thomas Bergwinkl bergwinkl.thomas at vr-web.de
Tue Mar 29 22:11:15 CEST 2005

Andrey Vlassov wrote:
> Hi,
> this question directed to maintainer of the plugin but anyone
> having experience welcome to share it.
> I started to use this plugin with main accent on GotoXY function.
> This what I was able to acomplish so far:
> After I messed up with motor motor settings I had to reset it
> to factory settings.
> It looks like plugin found "Telstra 5/Intelsat Americas 5" by
> just choosing the satellite in the plugin and pressing "OK"
> on Nexus-S remote. Then I can receive FTA program on TV.
> Then I move dish to other position by controls of the plugin
> and "Ctrl-C" VDR. On next start VDR will reposition dish to
> last selected channel and I will get pricture/sound. I very
> happy that this part works very well.
> Then of course I would like to check that I can position dish
> to other satellite and scan for channels. I choose 110.0W or
> 121.0W and reposition dish. Then I use "Ctrl-C" and switch to
> "scan" utility to scan transpoders for channels. To my
> surprise I found very few channels and it looks very suspicios to me.

Are these channels from the right satellite?

> Unfortunately my "Fortec Lifetime Ultra" after last reflash
> refuses to start (constantly reboots) and I can not confirm
> that "rotor" plugin has positioned dish correctly. May be
> number of channels found by "scan" utility has something to
> do with fact that channels on these satellites are crypted.
> But I believe that information should be available anyway and
> scan utility should find them.

Yes, crypted channels  should also be found.

> What was your experience with this plugin and scan utility?
> Is there reliable source of transpoder list? (SatcoDX/Lygsat
> - I could not find many channels which was found by "Fortec
> Lifetime Ultra" in blind search mode when it still worked for me)

lyngsat.com is very reliable.
For scanning channels you can also try the channelscan plugin. With
uptodate transponder ini-files it works quite well.


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