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{{lowercase|dvbv5-scan}}
 
{{lowercase|dvbv5-scan}}
  
dvbv5-scan is a command line [[Frequency scan|frequency scanning]] tool for [[Digital Video Broadcasting|digital TV services]] that is compliant with [[Development:_Linux_Media_Infrastructure_API|version 5 of the DVB API]], and backward compatable with the older v3 DVB API.  It was developed as part of [[DVBv5 Tools]] suite, which (confusingly enough!) resides in the [http://git.linuxtv.org/v4l-utils.git v4l-utils git repositiory] [http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.drivers.video-input-infrastructure/43100].  
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dvbv5-scan is a command line [[Frequency scan|frequency scanning]] tool for [[Digital Video Broadcasting|digital TV services]] that is compliant with [[Development:_Linux_Media_Infrastructure_API|version 5 of the DVB API]], and backward compatable with the older v3 DVB API.  It was developed as part of [[DVBv5 Tools]] suite, which resides in the [http://git.linuxtv.org/v4l-utils.git v4l-utils git repositiory] [http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.drivers.video-input-infrastructure/43100].  
  
dvbv5-scan uses a new channel/service file format, which is yet known to other applications.  
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dvbv5-scan uses by default a new channel/service file format that it is capable of supporting all types of Digital TV standards.
  
Other dvb tools from this packet are dvbv5-zap, dvb-fe-tool and dvb-format-convert.
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For other dvbv5 tools, please see the main [[DVBv5_Tools | article]].
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A single physical channel (also called as transponder) may have several virtual channels inside it, encapsulated via a MPEG Transport stream.
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Those virtual channels are called as "service" at the MPEG-TS terminology, and may have one or more audio, video and other types of elements inside it.
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The dvbv5-scan goal is to scan for a list of physical channels/transponders and identify there the MPEG-TS services available.
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The dvbv5-scan tool is smart enough to retrieve the information at the MPEG-TS Network Information Table (NIT) about other channels available on the stream.
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Example:
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$ dvbv5-scan ~/dvbc-test
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Scanning frequency #1 573000000
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Lock  (0x1f) Quality= Good Signal= 100.00% C/N= -13.80dB UCB= 0 postBER= 3.14x10^-3 PER= 0
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Service SBT, provider (null): digital television
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Service Globo, provider Globo: digital television
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Service Record, provider (null): digital television
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Service Band, provider (null): digital television
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...
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Service Trilhas Sonoras, provider (null): digital radio
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New transponder/channel found: #2: 579000000
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...
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New transponder/channel found: #39: 507000000
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The scan process will then scan the other 38 discovered new transponders, and generate a dvb_channel.com with several entries with will have not only the physical channel/transponder info, but also the Service ID, and the corresponding audio/video/other program IDs (PID), like:
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[Globo]
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SERVICE_ID = 5
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VIDEO_PID = 288
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AUDIO_PID = 289
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FREQUENCY = 573000000
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MODULATION = QAM/256
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INVERSION = OFF
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SYMBOL_RATE = 5247500
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INNER_FEC = NONE
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DELIVERY_SYSTEM = DVBC/ANNEX_A
  
 
== Parameters ==
 
== Parameters ==
<pre>
 
Usage: dvbv5-scan [OPTION...] <initial file>
 
scan DVB services using the channel file
 
  
  -a, --adapter=adapter#     use given adapter (default 0)
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There are several options that could be used on dvbv5-scan:
  -d, --demux=demux#         use given demux (default 0)
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  -f, --frontend=frontend#   use given frontend (default 0)
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{|
  -F, --file-freqs-only     don't use the other frequencies discovered during
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|+ dvbv5-scan parameters
                            scan
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!parameter
  -G, --get_frontend         use data from get_frontend on the output file
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!meaning
  -I, --input-format=format Input format: CHANNEL, DVBV5 (default: DVBV5)
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|-
  -l, --lnbf=LNBf_type       type of LNBf to use. 'help' lists the available
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| -3, --dvbv3 || Use DVBv3 only
                            ones
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|-
  -N, --nit                 use data from NIT table on the output file
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| -a, --adapter=adapter# || use given adapter (default 0)
  -o, --output=file         output filename (default: dvb_channel.conf)
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|-
  -O, --output-format=format Output format: CHANNEL, ZAP, DVBV5 (default:
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| -d, --demux=demux# || use given demux (default 0)
                            DVBV5)
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|-
  -p, --parse-other-nit     Parse the other NIT/SDT tables
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| -f, --frontend=frontend# || use given frontend (default 0)
  -S, --sat_number=satellite_number
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|-
                            satellite number. If not specified, disable DISEqC
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| -F, --file-freqs-only || don't use the other frequencies discovered during scan
                           
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|-
  -T, --timeout-multiply=factor   Multiply scan timeouts by this factor
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| -G, --get_frontend || use data from get_frontend on the output file
  -U, --freq_bpf=frequency   SCR/Unicable band-pass filter frequency to use, in
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|-
                            kHz
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| -I, --input-format=format || Input format: CHANNEL, DVBV5 (default: DVBV5). The input format is case insensitive
  -v, --verbose             be (very) verbose
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|-
  -W, --wait=time           adds aditional wait time for DISEqC command
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| -l, --lnbf=LNBf_type || type of LNBf to use. 'help' lists the available ones. The LNBf model is case insensitive
                            completion
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|-
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| -N, --nit || use data from NIT table on the output file
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|-
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| -o, --output=file || output filename (default: dvb_channel.conf)
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|-
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| -O, --output-format=format || Output format: CHANNEL, ZAP, DVBV5 (default: DVBV5). The output format is case insensitive
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|-
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| -p, --parse-other-nit || Parse the other NIT/SDT tables
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|-
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| -S, --sat_number=satellite_number || satellite number. If not specified, disable DISEqC
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|-
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| -T, --timeout-multiply=factor || Multiply scan timeouts by this factor
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|-
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| -U, --freq_bpf=frequency || SCR/Unicable band-pass filter frequency to use, in kHz
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|-
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| -v, --verbose || be (very) verbose
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|-
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| -w, --lna=LNA (0, 1, -1) || enable/disable/auto LNA power
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|-
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| -W, --wait=time || adds additional wait time for DISEqC command completion
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|-
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| -?, --help || help
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|-
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|    --usage || Give a short usage message
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|-
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|  -V, --version || Print program version
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|}
  
Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional
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Please notice that, for Satellite systems, the LNBf and other corresponding settings are needed. the supported LNBf models by dvbv5-scan and dvbv5-zap are:
for any corresponding short options.
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UNIVERSAL
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Europe
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10800 to 11800 MHz and 11600 to 12700 MHz
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Dual LO, IF = lowband 9750 MHz, highband 10600 MHz
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DBS
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Expressvu, North America
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12200 to 12700 MHz
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Single LO, IF = 11250 MHz
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EXTENDEDU
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Astra 1E, European Universal Ku (extended)
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10700 to 11700 MHz and 11700 to 12750 MHz
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Dual LO, IF = lowband 9750 MHz, highband 10600 MHz
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STANDARD
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Standard
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10945 to 11450 MHz
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Single LO, IF = 10000 MHz
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ENHANCED
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Astra
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10700 to 11700 MHz
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Single LO, IF = 9750 MHz
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C-BAND
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Big Dish - Monopoint LNBf
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3700 to 4200 MHz
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Single LO, IF = 5150 MHz
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C-MULT
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Big Dish - Multipoint LNBf
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3700 to 4200 MHz
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Dual LO, Bandstacking, LO POL_R 5150 MHZ, LO POL_L 5750 MHz
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DISHPRO
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DishPro LNBf
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12200 to 12700 MHz
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Dual LO, Bandstacking, LO POL_R 11250 MHZ, LO POL_L 14350 MHz
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Report bugs to Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@redhat.com>.
 
</pre>
 
  
== Examples ==
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== Other examples ==
  
 
example channel list:
 
example channel list:

Revision as of 19:12, 12 September 2014

dvbv5-scan is a command line frequency scanning tool for digital TV services that is compliant with version 5 of the DVB API, and backward compatable with the older v3 DVB API. It was developed as part of DVBv5 Tools suite, which resides in the v4l-utils git repositiory [1].

dvbv5-scan uses by default a new channel/service file format that it is capable of supporting all types of Digital TV standards.

For other dvbv5 tools, please see the main article.

A single physical channel (also called as transponder) may have several virtual channels inside it, encapsulated via a MPEG Transport stream.

Those virtual channels are called as "service" at the MPEG-TS terminology, and may have one or more audio, video and other types of elements inside it.

The dvbv5-scan goal is to scan for a list of physical channels/transponders and identify there the MPEG-TS services available.

The dvbv5-scan tool is smart enough to retrieve the information at the MPEG-TS Network Information Table (NIT) about other channels available on the stream.

Example:

$ dvbv5-scan ~/dvbc-test
Scanning frequency #1 573000000
Lock   (0x1f) Quality= Good Signal= 100.00% C/N= -13.80dB UCB= 0 postBER= 3.14x10^-3 PER= 0
Service SBT, provider (null): digital television
Service Globo, provider Globo: digital television
Service Record, provider (null): digital television
Service Band, provider (null): digital television
...
Service Trilhas Sonoras, provider (null): digital radio
New transponder/channel found: #2: 579000000
...
New transponder/channel found: #39: 507000000

The scan process will then scan the other 38 discovered new transponders, and generate a dvb_channel.com with several entries with will have not only the physical channel/transponder info, but also the Service ID, and the corresponding audio/video/other program IDs (PID), like:

[Globo]
	SERVICE_ID = 5
	VIDEO_PID = 288
	AUDIO_PID = 289
	FREQUENCY = 573000000
	MODULATION = QAM/256
	INVERSION = OFF
	SYMBOL_RATE = 5247500
	INNER_FEC = NONE
	DELIVERY_SYSTEM = DVBC/ANNEX_A

Parameters

There are several options that could be used on dvbv5-scan:

dvbv5-scan parameters
parameter meaning
-3, --dvbv3 Use DVBv3 only
-a, --adapter=adapter# use given adapter (default 0)
-d, --demux=demux# use given demux (default 0)
-f, --frontend=frontend# use given frontend (default 0)
-F, --file-freqs-only don't use the other frequencies discovered during scan
-G, --get_frontend use data from get_frontend on the output file
-I, --input-format=format Input format: CHANNEL, DVBV5 (default: DVBV5). The input format is case insensitive
-l, --lnbf=LNBf_type type of LNBf to use. 'help' lists the available ones. The LNBf model is case insensitive
-N, --nit use data from NIT table on the output file
-o, --output=file output filename (default: dvb_channel.conf)
-O, --output-format=format Output format: CHANNEL, ZAP, DVBV5 (default: DVBV5). The output format is case insensitive
-p, --parse-other-nit Parse the other NIT/SDT tables
-S, --sat_number=satellite_number satellite number. If not specified, disable DISEqC
-T, --timeout-multiply=factor Multiply scan timeouts by this factor
-U, --freq_bpf=frequency SCR/Unicable band-pass filter frequency to use, in kHz
-v, --verbose be (very) verbose
-w, --lna=LNA (0, 1, -1) enable/disable/auto LNA power
-W, --wait=time adds additional wait time for DISEqC command completion
-?, --help help
--usage Give a short usage message
-V, --version Print program version

Please notice that, for Satellite systems, the LNBf and other corresponding settings are needed. the supported LNBf models by dvbv5-scan and dvbv5-zap are:

UNIVERSAL
	Europe
	10800 to 11800 MHz and 11600 to 12700 MHz
	Dual LO, IF = lowband 9750 MHz, highband 10600 MHz

DBS
	Expressvu, North America
	12200 to 12700 MHz
	Single LO, IF = 11250 MHz

EXTENDEDU
	Astra 1E, European Universal Ku (extended)
	10700 to 11700 MHz and 11700 to 12750 MHz
	Dual LO, IF = lowband 9750 MHz, highband 10600 MHz

STANDARD
	Standard
	10945 to 11450 MHz
	Single LO, IF = 10000 MHz

ENHANCED
	Astra
	10700 to 11700 MHz
	Single LO, IF = 9750 MHz

C-BAND
	Big Dish - Monopoint LNBf
	3700 to 4200 MHz
	Single LO, IF = 5150 MHz

C-MULT
	Big Dish - Multipoint LNBf
	3700 to 4200 MHz
	Dual LO, Bandstacking, LO POL_R 5150 MHZ, LO POL_L 5750 MHz

DISHPRO
	DishPro LNBf
	12200 to 12700 MHz
	Dual LO, Bandstacking, LO POL_R 11250 MHZ, LO POL_L 14350 MHz


Other examples

example channel list:

[CHANNEL]
	DELIVERY_SYSTEM = DVBC/ANNEX_A
	FREQUENCY = 113000000
	SYMBOL_RATE = 6900000
	INNER_FEC = NONE
	MODULATION = QAM/64
	INVERSION = AUTO

[CHANNEL]
	DELIVERY_SYSTEM = DVBC/ANNEX_A
	FREQUENCY = 121000000
	SYMBOL_RATE = 6900000
	INNER_FEC = NONE
	MODULATION = QAM/64
	INVERSION = AUTO

[CHANNEL]
	DELIVERY_SYSTEM = DVBC/ANNEX_A
	FREQUENCY = 130000000
	SYMBOL_RATE = 6900000
	INNER_FEC = NONE
	MODULATION = QAM/256
	INVERSION = AUTO

[CHANNEL]
	DELIVERY_SYSTEM = DVBC/ANNEX_A
	FREQUENCY = 330000000
	SYMBOL_RATE = 6900000
	INNER_FEC = NONE
	MODULATION = QAM/256
	INVERSION = AUTO

[CHANNEL]
	DELIVERY_SYSTEM = DVBC/ANNEX_A
	FREQUENCY = 338000000
	SYMBOL_RATE = 6900000
	INNER_FEC = NONE
	MODULATION = QAM/256
	INVERSION = AUTO

[CHANNEL]
	DELIVERY_SYSTEM = DVBC/ANNEX_A
	FREQUENCY = 346000000
	SYMBOL_RATE = 6900000
	INNER_FEC = NONE
	MODULATION = QAM/256
	INVERSION = AUTO

example service list:

[Das Erste]
	SERVICE_ID = 28106
	VIDEO_PID = 101
	AUDIO_PID = 102 103 106
	PID_0b = 2171
	PID_06 = 105 104 84
	PID_05 = 2070
	FREQUENCY = 113000000
	MODULATION = QAM/64
	INVERSION = OFF
	SYMBOL_RATE = 6900000
	INNER_FEC = NONE
	DELIVERY_SYSTEM = DVBC/ANNEX_A

[Bayerisches FS Süd]
	SERVICE_ID = 28107
	VIDEO_PID = 201
	AUDIO_PID = 202 203 206
	PID_0b = 2171
	PID_06 = 204
	PID_05 = 2178
	FREQUENCY = 113000000
	MODULATION = QAM/64
	INVERSION = OFF
	SYMBOL_RATE = 6900000
	INNER_FEC = NONE
	DELIVERY_SYSTEM = DVBC/ANNEX_A

[hr-fernsehen]
	SERVICE_ID = 28108
	VIDEO_PID = 301
	AUDIO_PID = 302 303
	PID_0b = 2171
	PID_06 = 304
	PID_05 = 2270
	FREQUENCY = 113000000
	MODULATION = QAM/64
	INVERSION = OFF
	SYMBOL_RATE = 6900000
	INNER_FEC = NONE
	DELIVERY_SYSTEM = DVBC/ANNEX_A

[Bayerisches FS Nord]
	SERVICE_ID = 28110
	VIDEO_PID = 201
	AUDIO_PID = 202 203 206
	PID_0b = 2171
	PID_06 = 204
	PID_05 = 2178
	FREQUENCY = 113000000
	MODULATION = QAM/64
	INVERSION = OFF
	SYMBOL_RATE = 6900000
	INNER_FEC = NONE
	DELIVERY_SYSTEM = DVBC/ANNEX_A

[WDR Köln]
	SERVICE_ID = 28111
	VIDEO_PID = 601
	AUDIO_PID = 602 603
	PID_0b = 2171
	PID_06 = 604
	PID_05 = 2370
	FREQUENCY = 113000000
	MODULATION = QAM/64
	INVERSION = OFF
	SYMBOL_RATE = 6900000
	INNER_FEC = NONE
	DELIVERY_SYSTEM = DVBC/ANNEX_A

[Planet HD]
	SERVICE_ID = 50003
	VIDEO_PID = 6821
	AUDIO_PID = 6822
	FREQUENCY = 130000000
	MODULATION = QAM/256
	INVERSION = OFF
	SYMBOL_RATE = 6900000
	INNER_FEC = NONE
	DELIVERY_SYSTEM = DVBC/ANNEX_A

[13th Street HD]
	SERVICE_ID = 50004
	VIDEO_PID = 6831
	AUDIO_PID = 6832 6833
	FREQUENCY = 130000000
	MODULATION = QAM/256
	INVERSION = OFF
	SYMBOL_RATE = 6900000
	INNER_FEC = NONE
	DELIVERY_SYSTEM = DVBC/ANNEX_A

[ProSieben HD]
	SERVICE_ID = 50015
	VIDEO_PID = 6841
	AUDIO_PID = 6842
	PID_06 = 6844
	FREQUENCY = 130000000
	MODULATION = QAM/256
	INVERSION = OFF
	SYMBOL_RATE = 6900000
	INNER_FEC = NONE
	DELIVERY_SYSTEM = DVBC/ANNEX_A

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