Setup DVBSky S960 with Monoblock LNB for Astra
Added by Yv Gl about 5 years ago
Setup for DVBSky s960 USB with Monoblock LNB
I use the latestd stable Tvheadend 4.2.x from the official packages on Fedora 27.
I have DVBSky s960 USB  and a Maximum XO Monoblock LNB .
With this setup it is possible to receive Astra 19.2E and Hotbird 13.0E.
But I fail to set it up correctly for Astra. I tried with the predefined muxes and by defining one myself (see attachment)
For Hotbird it works with the included mux-data, but with Astra Tvheadend does not find any channel at all.
Could it be related to me having set the wrong (or none at all) DiSEqC settings?
I attached some screenshots with my settings.
Thanks in advance for any pointers!
|adapter.png (44.3 KB) adapter.png||Tvheadend adapters settings|
|adapters.png (37.4 KB) adapters.png||Tvheadend adapter settings|
|lnb.png (14 KB) lnb.png||Tvheadend lnb settings|
|log.png (49.3 KB) log.png||Tvheadend scan log|
|network.png (51.8 KB) network.png||Tvheadend network settings|
|mux.png (54.5 KB) mux.png||Tvheadend mux settings|
|tv-astra.jpg (39.6 KB) tv-astra.jpg||Working settings from my TV for Astra|
|tv-hotbird.jpg (44.9 KB) tv-hotbird.jpg||Working settings from my TV for Hotbird|
|tv-info.jpg (53.4 KB) tv-info.jpg|
RE: Setup DVBSky s960 with Monoblock LNB for Astra - Added by Mark Clarkstone about 5 years ago
The pre-defined "seed" mux list for 19.2E is more than likely out of date. Try manually adding a live mux from here or match your working receiver.
RE: Setup DVBSky s960 with Monoblock LNB for Astra - Added by Yv Gl about 5 years ago
Thanks for that hint, I have already tried several muxes I found on a different satellite info site.
I will try some more from Lyngsat later today.
Another question: Where and how can I set the DiSEqC mode, as in the image tv-astra.jpg?
I guess that's also necessary... Probably it's preset to 1/4 that's why it all works fine with Hotbird but not Astra...?
RE: Setup DVBSky s960 with Monoblock LNB for Astra - Added by Gert Jansen about 5 years ago
I have no idea how a monoblock LNB works, so keep in mind that what I tell you may be wrong...
I think you have to change the configuration of your satellite from 'Universal LNB only' to enable the switching between the 2 networks (depending on the number of connections on your diseqc switch)
[= your adapter.png screenshot]
I also have a DVSky S960 and i have connected it to a diseqc switch with 4 ports. 3 of them are used to connect to an LNB. These are just single LNBs, pointing to Astra 1, Astra 2 and Astra 3 respectively.
So, in the satellite config I have selected "4-Port switch (universal LNB)".
Once you do that, you can assign the different networks to the positions on the diseqc switch
I have added the diseqc and lnb position to the network names - just to make it easier for myself.
|adapter_gert.PNG (6.14 KB) adapter_gert.PNG|
|adapter2_gert.PNG (12.2 KB) adapter2_gert.PNG|
|networks_gert.PNG (7.43 KB) networks_gert.PNG|
RE: Setup DVBSky S960 with Monoblock LNB for Astra - Added by Yv Gl about 5 years ago
thank you for your answer.
Meanwhile I got it working with the settings visible in the attachment.