- Sep 5, 2009
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- My Satellite Setup
Dishes: 80cm (5°W/4.8°E), 80cm (30°W), 60cm Zone 2 (13°E/19.2°E/28.2°E)
Receivers: HTPC (Intel i3 processor, nVidia Graphics, and TBS6905 4x DVB-S2 PCIe tuner card) running Ubuntu with Kodi/TVHeadend, Wetek Play2, Skybox M3.
- My Location
Should I return the WinTV and get a PCTV perhaps? I was trigger happy with buying anything that might help but I am now more cautious after repeated failures
I’d definitely try a PCTV 292e (or 290e) if you can get one as I know these definitely should work. I’ve since seen mixed reports of the WinTV one saying that some driver modifications have to be done to get it to be recognised so that can be more hit and miss. The only driver you should need for a pctv 292e would be the ct2-dvb-usb-pctv292e one. It should then work after rebooting the receiver without any further modification. Your USB extender cable should be fine, I’ve used similar for the same reason of there not being much space to plug a tuner stick in directly.
Otherwise there’s a couple of instructions you’ll need to do via the command line by the look of it to get the WinTV stick working.
Not sure regarding the scanning, it might be worth factory resetting the box from the menu to start afresh! That might fix some unknown problems. If you go into the tuning menu and select signal finder you should be able to scroll through the transponders and see if it’s picking up a signal on them (it’ll show you the signal meter and a tick box if they lock). Are you getting Hotbird reception on your old receiver?
The only other thing to check is to be careful you’re plugging the satellite cable into the correct connector on the back of the ZGemma. Sometimes on these kinds of boxes the sockets are the opposite way round (for tuner A and Tuner B ) to what you’d expect to match up with what’s in the menus, so if you’re setting up Tuner A for Hotbird, try the scan with the cable connected to each socket in turn.