[mythtv] DVB Motor support, USALS
jonese at zener.com
Thu Jan 27 22:20:07 EST 2005
Thanks Taylor for your response. I followed your steps again and still
couldn't get motor control working...
Here's what I did (with screen shots).
Nothing applicable to setup here for DVB
2. Capture cards
My Nexus-S card (note I also have a PVR-250 as source 1)
I've selected v1.3 Positioner (Goto X) and I believe that means USALS
In Advance Configuration / Diseqc Options:
I have my approximate Lat and Long (Calgary, Alberta, Canada).
3. Video Sources
I didn't select any fields as there is no useful DataDirect setup for
4. Input connections
I go into my first input of the DVB lines
Then I setup the satellite I wish to view (123W, Galaxy 10R)
Not sure what Starting channel to put in as I don't have any satellite
channels as of yet
5. Channel Editor
Go into Advanced and setup the transponder I'm wanting.
Go into Scan for channels, select Existing Transport Scan and select the
transport I just entered.
Another screen showing Tuning with no change options
Examine text out from setup process
2005-01-27 19:43:36.003 SIParser: About to do a reset
2005-01-27 19:43:36.003 SIParser: Closing all PIDs
2005-01-27 19:43:36.004 SIParser: Using DelAllPids from SIParser which
2005-01-27 19:43:36.004 SIParser: Resetting all Table Handlers
2005-01-27 19:43:36.004 SIParser: SIParser Reset due to channel change
2005-01-27 19:43:36.004 DVB#0 DVB SI Table Parser Started
Setting DB in siparser
2005-01-27 19:43:36.005 SIParser: Starting DVB Section Reader thread
2005-01-27 19:43:36.011 DVB#0 Using DVB card 0, with frontend ST STV0299
2005-01-27 19:43:36.318 DVB#0 CA: CI handler successfully initialized!
2005-01-27 19:43:36.319 DVB#0 CA: CI handler thread running
2005-01-27 19:43:36.320 DVB#0 DVB Signal Monitor Starting
2005-01-27 19:43:36.359 SIParser: About to do a reset
2005-01-27 19:43:36.362 SIParser: Closing all PIDs
2005-01-27 19:43:37.012 SIParser: Resetting all Table Handlers
2005-01-27 19:43:37.013 SIParser: SIParser Reset due to channel change
2005-01-27 19:43:37.014 DVB#0 DVB signal 7bca | snr 7086 | ber a318 |
2005-01-27 19:43:37.922 DVB#0 DVB signal 7d9e | snr 70c8 | ber 3d18 |
... and random signal levels for about 30 seconds and finally...
2005-01-27 19:44:15.629 DVB#0 WARNING - Status: NO LOCK!
Why the no lock? Cause the motor didn't move to 123W (Galaxy 10R) and
it's just poiting into free space ;-)
If I manually move the dish the 123W and do the scan again, things start
to work and I get a few channels entered.
From the log above, there is no DiSEqC debug messags show any motor
control commands were sent (I should see those right?).
What I'm I doing wrong?
Taylor Jacob wrote:
>Quoting Endaf Jones <jonese at zener.com>:
>>Is "Goto X.X" USALS support functional at the moment? Actually, is
>>"Goto X" stored position functional? I can see some of the code is in
>>place in the sources...
>Yes you have to set your latitude and longitude in the advanced settings under
>capture card. It MIGHT not work for the southern hemisphere but I know it
>works in the Northern one..
>>While setting up my DVB-S card (as the second encoder, next to my
>>PVR-250) I have the below options available. I understand 1-7, but 8
>>confuses me. Is the last 8th option mean to support USALS given your
>>Lat and Long? With the rest of the setup menus, I can't seem to set
>>things up to move the positioner to a specific satellite and scan a
>When you map to the videosource to an input with USALS (8) you will put in the
>longitude of the satellite in there..
>>Ideally I'd like to have positioner and switch control, but I understand
>>that combination is coming...
>Yeah one of these days i'll get it fixed.. I would like to use switch + motor
>but its pretty far down on the list..
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