How to Set-up freeview DTH Channels

This guide assumes that you have already got a DVB-S satellite tuner card installed, and have worked through the DVB-S card set-up guide.

Setup Tool

Initial freeview Channel Scan

You need to follow this part of the guide if you have never loaded any freeview channels onto myPVR.

The set-up tool should already be running as you will have been following our DVB-S Card set-up guide

Channel Editor

Step 1 Channel Editor

Select the channel editor option, and you should get the screen to the right, and then select the Video Source of “myPVR NZ DTH“.

If no channels have been loaded the channel list should be empty.

In order to load additional channels you need to click on the “Channel Scanner” button.

Step 2 Channel Scanner

Channel Scan You need to make sure that the following Channel Scanner options are correctly defined, as shown in the image to the right.

  • Video Source: ? “myPVR NZ DTH
  • Capture Card: ? [DVB:0]
  • Scan Type: ? Full Scan (Tuned)

Because freeview use a number of satellite transponders to provide their services you will have to run several channel scans.

Freeview transponders

Channel Scanning Select transponder values from the table bellow and click on the Next button to start the channel scan, as shown to the right.

Setting Transponder 1 Transponder 2
Frequency 12456000 12483000
Polarity Horizontal Horizontal
Symbol Rate 22500000 22500000
FEC Auto Auto
Inversion Auto Auto

Sky TV transponders

Channel ScanningSky have now made a switch to HPol, which means you can get all of the freeview channels without using Sky’s re-broadcast of selected channels.

PLEASE NOTE – We now advise all customers to not use the following transponders.

Setting TVNZ Channels Maori TV Radio NZ
Frequency 12671000 12608000 12519000
Polarity Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal
Symbol Rate 22500000 22500000 22500000
FEC Auto Auto Auto
Inversion Auto Auto Auto

Step 3 Map freeview Channels and Icons

Channel Editor You should now have a series of new channels loaded as shown in the screen shot to the right. At present these won’t have the correct channel numbers, icons or EPG information. In order to correct this you will need to load the correct management package.Type “Alt + X” on your keyboard to bring up a terminal window. In this you need to type -

  • sudo apt-get install mypvr-nz-dth
Channel EditorIf the package has already been installed you will need to type the following as shown in the screenshot to the right

  • /usr/local/share/myPVR/tools/mypvr_nz_remap_dth.sh

Once the channels are mapped type “exit” to close the terminal window.

Channel EditorNow return to the “Channel Editor” window in the set-up tool, and select

  • Sort Mode: ? Channel Number
  • Video Source: ? “myPVR NZ DTH

You should now see the new freeview channels.

Update Existing freeview Channels

Channel EditorYou need to follow this guide if you have already loaded some freeview channels onto myPVR and need to refresh because additional services have been launched.First make sure that you have no pending recordings, and then exit the main myPVR gui so that the myPVR Welcome page is displayed.You can then activate the set-up tool by pressing Alt + S on the keyboard, and then select:

  • 5.Channel Editor

Step 1 Channel Scanner

Channel Scan Now select the “Channel Scanner”. You will need to make sure that the following Channel Scanner options are correctly defined, as shown in the image to the right.

  • Video Source: ? “myPVR NZ DTH
  • Capture Card: ? [DVB:0]
  • Scan Type: ? Existing Transport Scan
  • Existing Channel Treatment: ? Minimal Updates
Channel ScanThe “Transport” field should have the following options:

  • 12456000 Hz (22500000) (47) (21)
  • 12483000 Hz (22500000) (47) (21)

You will need to perform a scan for each of these values.

Step 2 Re-Map freeview Channels and Icons

Channel Editor After performing a rescan you need to make sure that any loaded channels are mapped to the correct channel numbers.Type “Alt + X” on your keyboard to bring up a terminal window. In this you need to type -

  • /usr/local/share/myPVR/tools/mypvr_nz_remap_dth.sh

Once the channels are mapped type “exit” to close the terminal window.

Channel EditorNow return to the “Channel Editor” window in the set-up tool, and select

  • Sort Mode: ? Channel Number
  • Video Source: ? “myPVR NZ DTH

You should now see the new freeview channels.

Troubleshooting

Channel Scan Fails

You need to check the following values are correct

  • DiSEqC LNB LO
  • You are scanning the correct transponder

Freeview support tools fail to install

Make sure that your internet connection is active.

Some freeview channels are missing EPG data

Not all of the new freeview channels currently have EPG data feeds. The following channels should have feeds, but other channels might only have occasional data.

  • TV One
  • TV 2
  • TV 3
  • C4
  • Maori TV

Missing some freeview channels

Check that the channels are listed on freeview’s website first. Then perform a channel scan. If they are still missing then contact OpenMedia support.

I have Sky TV and want all of the freeview channels

Sky made the switch to HPol on the 31st July 2007. This means all myPVR customers with a freeview tuner should now get all of the freeview channels. Should this not be the case please contact myPVR support

Cannot scan freeview transponders

This might happen if the LNB on your dish is aligned wrong. If it has worked in the past but now fails there is a chance it has moved slightly in bad weather.

Why Can’t I get Prime

At present Prime TV isn’t part of freeview.