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William Peters, 2010-01-24 03:23

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= TVHeadend with Ziggo DVB-C How to =
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TV Headend supports all DVB types (DVB-T, DVB-S and DVB-C) so TVHeadend can also be used on the Ziggo DVB-C network. This How to assume's you are using a svn version of TVHeadend starting from version 4103
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== Initial setup ==
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Because Ziggo is using the NIT-Others tables to provide the actual frequencies of the transponders you need to specify what your network ID is on the dvb adapter configuration page. Your network ID can be found in the installation manual of Ziggo. 
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Once you have added your network ID you can press the "Add DVB Network by location" button. In the selection screen select netherlands and then Ziggo. This will add the 4 default transponder frequencies of Ziggo to the Multiplexes tab. Using the given Network ID it will now start to automatically discover the other multiplexes and the services that are available on these multiplexes.
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This process might take some time to complete.
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=== manually add the various muxes ===
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You can also manually add the required mutliplexes if you need to.
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First disable the autodetection of muxes because we add them manually.
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In order to manually add a Mux you need to provide the following details:
 * Frequency (kHz):
 * Symbolrate (baud): 6875000
 * Constellation: QAM-64
The correct frequencies for your specific Ziggo network can be found on the Digitale Kabeltelevisie website:
 * For Ziggo/@HOME  you can find the details here:
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 * For Ziggo/Casema you can find the details here:
So you need to add those 27 frequencies one after the other. The details from the previous mux stay on the screen so you only need to change the frequency.
Once you are done entering all the details you will notice that TVHeadend will have found all the available services on the Ziggo network already.
== Further steps ==
In order to actually record the Ziggo services you need to press the "Map DVB Services to channels" button.
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TVHeadend will then try to see what services are actual channels and will map the service to a channel. Because most Ziggo services are encrypted it will only map the FTA channels.
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In order to watch the encrypted channels you need to have a NewCS or oscam cardserver available within your own local network. You can then add that server as a Code Word Client on the configuration page. Both NewCS 1.67rc1 and oscam 0.99.4svn have been tested and verified to work with TVHeadend for decrypting scrambled channels.
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If you now press the "Map DVB Services to channels" button you will see that it will also map the encrypted services that your smartcard allows to channels.
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== Known Issues ==
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 * TVHeadend does not support the NIT-Other tables so automatic Mux detection does not work (solved in svn 4071)
 * Not all encrypted services are correctly mapped to a channel (some are successfull, others fail) (solved in svn 4103)
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 * TVHeadend does not process the Irdeto EMM message. This means that your smarcard will be blocked if you do not have an other client (ex. Dreambox) talking to your NewCS server that can send EMM messages. As a workaround you can insert your irdeto-card into the original decoder keep it in for 15-30 minutes once a week it will receive required EMM updates from the service provider.