Friday, September 10, 2010

Progdvb guide


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ProgDVB is easy to use and configure for most cards, mainly the Hauppauge Nexus-S. This is a Quick-start guide to help you simply receiving satellite TV. More satellite TV guide software will be available in the future.

1. Installing ProgDVB

2. Select the DVB card type for ProgDVB

3. Configuring DiSEqC and LNB settings

4. Scanning satellites

5. Customizing your display settings

6. Fine-tuning ProgDVB

7. Viewing satellite receptions

8. Additional features



1. Installing ProgDVB:

Install the drivers from the CD provided. Then download the latest version of ProgDVB from www.progdvb.com


When executing the installer:

Nexus users: choose SkyStar1 Hardware mode

SkyStar2 users: select SkyStar2

Nova/Budget card users: Select Budget card

Nova USB: Select Budget USB

VisionPlus users : select Twinhan

2. Select DVB card type for ProgDVB:  
 
 EPG: Electronic program guide

Scheduler: lets you schedule program recording

WinLirc client: add-on letting you use any remote to control your PC functions (http://winlirc.sourceforge.net/)

Broadcast server: to distribute your feed to other PCs. Only the server PC needs a DVB card.

Let the installer complete, then start ProgDVB.



Click on the SETTINGS-> Device List to choose the type of card you have installed to work with ProgDVB.

From this window, you can see what type of card is configured for ProgDVB to use: 
  3. Configuring DiSEqC and LNB settings:

One of the most important thing to define are the DiSEqC switch parameters, whether you connect 1 or more satellites to your DVB card. ( more than one satellite feed requires a DiSEqC switch). For each LNB you must enter the proper settings of LOF1, SWITCH, and LOF2. 

 If you have only one LNB/antenna to your DVB card, select NONE on the DiSEqC box. If you connected many satellites or LNBs to your DVB card, select 1.0 OR 2.0 in the DiSEqC switch box.

Click a green dot, then select ADD LNB or highlight an already configured LNB, and click PROPERTY on the right.



In the LNB settings window, select the correct values. Most satellites use the settings as in the following picture:
 For other satellites, such as Nimiq and Echostar satellites, the values are:

Type: Ku or circular
LOF1: 11250
SWITCH: 12700
LOF2: 0

POWER option is when your card powers the LNB. Once done, you are ready to scan your selected satellites.



4. Scanning satellites:

Satellites transmit via many transponders, or emitters. You can scan part of a satellite or all of it. 

 Your scan window for a satellite will look like this: 
 This is what your SCAN TRANSPONDER should look like: 
 Remember: you need to scan each transponder to find all channels on a satellite.



5. Customizing your display settings:

Select display options for the satellite channels listing by right-clicking on the left side of the application. 

 From this window, choose how you want to display the different aspects of your satellite and its channels.



There are 3 types of feeds: 

There also data feeds that carry no audio or video.



6. Fine-tuning ProgDVB:

Audio and video settings:

From this window (see below), select how ProgDVB will output sound and video, DirectShow settings, and timeshifting values. 

 Viewing the correct video format:

Click on Settings Device Options, make sure you select the correct values for your reception (PAL or NTSC)

Viewing the best video quality: Use the settings as displayed in the following image: 

 
7.Viewing satellite reception:

You can view your programs in various ways: regular display, full-screen, or a resizable, moveable window.

In any display mode you are in, right-click your mouse button to select another display mode. 

 

Timeshifting:

This feature lets you record a program. You can pause it, and continue it later: ProgDVB will continue to store the program on hard drive for later viewing. 

 

Timeshifting:

This feature lets you record a program. You can pause it, and continue it later: ProgDVB will continue to store the program on hard drive for later viewing. 

 8. Additional features:

Languages:

Many language translations are available for ProgDVB. Please visit www.progdvb.com for a list of translations. 

 8. Additional features:

Languages:

Many language translations are available for ProgDVB. Please visit www.progdvb.com for a list of translations. 

 Satellite TV cards let you do many things you cannot do with a regular Free to Air receiver; record shows and burn them to DVD or CD, simply. Schedule and record, and get satellite tv software such as ProgDVB to enhance your experience.

DVB cards let you receive satellite TV and digital tv in a way you never could! A single DVB PCI card on your PC can offer more features than a Personal Video Recorder(PVR) like Tivo or DishPlayer, scheduling and recording of satellite TV and digital tv shows in digital quality.

Let your satellite TV DVB card power and control your motorized dish antenna. The software for DVB cards such as the Hauppauge Nexus-S, Nova, Nova CI and Twinhan (VisionPlus) cards is simple to use, with profiles for almost every satellite around the world.

Access to almost all Free-to-Air satellite tv feeds in digital quality with a DVB PCI card that connects to your big screen tv and the digital coax cable connection on your sound system to receive AC3 Dolby Surround Sound.

Satellite tv is moving to the desktop, and offering you features that can only be found on expensive satellite receivers. 


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