GEOSATpro HDVR3500 - New DVBS2 STB - Photos and Initial Testing

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RicktheDbag

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Looks like you have multiple fixed dishes, or LNBs? What LNBs are you using and what DISEqC switch?

The 22 Khz setting will go to auto and be grayed out if you have a universal LNB Lo set in the settings, like one with a Lo of 9750/10600 will be Auto and grayed out so it can't be changed. If the LNB Lo is not universal, like 10750, then you can change the 22 Khz setting. Make sure your Lo is set to whatever it should be for the LNB, of course. If you're only using a DISEqC switch and no standalone 22Khz switches, whatever the receiver sets the 22 Khz to should work, if the right LNB Lo is set in the receiver.

For the DISEqC Mode, I'd consider using DISEqC 1.1 if you do have multiple LNBs, instead of DISEqC1.0. With the 1.0, you can only have four dishes on A, B, C and D unless you play around with the 22Khz switching, which won't work with universal LNBs. With the DISEqC 1.1 you can have 1-16 LNBs and just leave the 22Khz at whatever the receiver defaults to for your LNB, hook a cable to port 1 on the DISEqC switch and then set the receiver to DISEqC 1.1, port 1. Then the next LNB cable to port 2 on the DISEqC switch and receiver set to DISEqC 1.1 port 2, and so on for all the rest.

I use a multi switch 8 dishes and 24 outputs, The firmware is the trouble as microHD works and the Manhattan 1997 which use some of
the same code works. Cband = 5150 2port lnbf, Kuband= 10750 2port lnbf. All of this was covered in an early post. Also I see a lot of the Apps in xbmc have errors in 1107 that were not happening past
firmwares same apps 992 vs 1107
 

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Finding legitimate links can be difficult, and I'm trying to use only official links. I shared my results hoping it would be of benefit to someone, or maybe SatelliteAV can choose to add some to the list included with the receiver in future updates. I'm sure for now making sure all the bugs get worked out of the receiver is SatelliteAV's priority at the moment.
All legit links to good content will be utilized for public channel list. This is really a team effort, benefitting many.
 

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I haven't seen anyone mention that the up/down channel buttons now work backwards.

When viewing TV, if I want to go from channel 2 to 3, I have to press the down button.

That makes sense when the list is displayed on the screen, because the higher channel numbers are lower in the list, but when just watching TV it's backwards to every TV I know.
 

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I haven't seen anyone mention that the up/down channel buttons now work backwards.

When viewing TV, if I want to go from channel 2 to 3, I have to press the down button.

That makes sense when the list is displayed on the screen, because the higher channel numbers are lower in the list, but when just watching TV it's backwards to every TV I know.
We will correct that. The channel + and - still worked correctly. Thanks for heads up.
 

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I use a multi switch 8 dishes and 24 outputs, The firmware is the trouble as microHD works and the Manhattan 1997 which use some of
the same code works. Cband = 5150 2port lnbf, Kuband= 10750 2port lnbf. All of this was covered in an early post. Also I see a lot of the Apps in xbmc have errors in 1107 that were not happening past
firmwares same apps 992 vs 1107

I went back and re-read your earlier post and see what you mean, you have two positions set for DISEqC 1.0 A, B, C and D each and the firmware sets both positions for each to either 22 khz both on, or both off, and you should be able to have them different with linear LNBs. I'd say you're right, looks like a bug in the firmware. With the C band and 10750 Ku LNBs, it should be able to do this.

If your switch supports DISEqC 1.1, then maybe try using that for now. This should be added to the bug list to be checked out, with linear non-universal LNBs, it should work the way you want it to.
 

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If the switch is 1.0, use 1.0, if the switch is 1.1, use 1.1. Also, not all switches are compliant.
Yup, some can handle both too, like mine I use here and definitely some switches aren't compliant, all are definitely not created equal. Rick, post what brand/model your switch is, if you can, please.

The problem he's having is trying to set DISEqC 1.0 positions so to have two positions each for A, B, C and D and have one position for A, B, C and D with 22khz off and one position for each with 22khz on, so on selects one LNB, off another, but the receiver sets both positions to either 22khz on, or both to off.

With linear LNBs, he should be able to do this, right? I haven't used DISEqC 1.0 much at all because to me, DISEqC 1.1 is much better, so I could be wrong in thinking he can do this.
 

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With linear LNBs, he should be able to do this, right?
Personally, i would recommend GEOSATpro 1x8 DiSEqC switch, but in my case i am abusing 4x1 with 2x1 22Kz switches. So is this hypocritical LOL

Yes, this would work. I would set each dish (and motor) up separately and directly connecting to the receiver, then, once all setups are done, i would connect switches.
 
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Personally, i would recommend GEOSATpro 1x8 DiSEqC switch, but in my case i am abusing 4x1 with 2x1 22Kz switches. So is this hypocritical LOL

Yes, this would work. I would set each dish (and motor) up separately and directly connecting to the receiver, then, once all setups are done, i would connect switches.
That sounds like it might work.

I myself am using a Amiko 8x1 on my one setup and a 4x1 on the other, DISEqC 1.1, but I'm out of ports on both, so on the next dish or LNB I throw up I'm going to have to do something creative, or buy another 8x1. Probably will just buy another 8x1, easiest route. :biggrin
 

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I haven't seen anyone mention that the up/down channel buttons now work backwards.

When viewing TV, if I want to go from channel 2 to 3, I have to press the down button.

That makes sense when the list is displayed on the screen, because the higher channel numbers are lower in the list, but when just watching TV it's backwards to every TV I know.
I noticed that also in previous firmware but working correctly now with firmware 1045.
 

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Yup, some can handle both too, like mine I use here and definitely some switches aren't compliant, all are definitely not created equal. Rick, post what brand/model your switch is, if you can, please.

The problem he's having is trying to set DISEqC 1.0 positions so to have two positions each for A, B, C and D and have one position for A, B, C and D with 22khz off and one position for each with 22khz on, so on selects one LNB, off another, but the receiver sets both positions to either 22khz on, or both to off.

With linear LNBs, he should be able to do this, right? I haven't used DISEqC 1.0 much at all because to me, DISEqC 1.1 is much better, so I could be wrong in thinking he can do this.

I should say I use a Multi switch that supports diseqc control ( EMP centauri MS17/24 piu v10 ). It is diseqc 2.0 which is backwards compatible
to diseqc 1.0. As all you have talked about is single output diseqc, to have a 24 output system that way would not be cost effective.
the multi has it's own power supply, again some outputs go to AzBox's Amiko's Manhattan's and Amiko Alien's that work correct,
The HDVR3500 replaces a MicroHD the microHD worked with the system, The HDVR3500 firmware seems to find the satellite when selecting
FTA. In the EU that would be auto diseqc 2.0 and not 1.0 all other box I have in use are 1.0 and will not find satellites until programmed for proper diseqc. This would not effect a single output system unless you combine 1.0/1.1/22khz in large setup or use a 2.0 switch.
So please try a firmware release that will not auto diseqc. just subjecting an action or remity.
 
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Avast antivirus quarantined it when I tried to run the Database Manager, trying to figure out if it's an issue or just a false positive:


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I should say I use a Multi switch that supports diseqc control ( EMP centauri MS17/24 piu v10 ). It is diseqc 2.0 which is backwards compatible
to diseqc 1.0. As all you have talked about is single output diseqc, to have a 24 output system that way would not be cost effective.
the multi has it's own power supply, again some outputs go to AzBox's Amiko's Manhattan's and Amiko Alien's that work correct,
The HDVR3500 replaces a MicroHD the microHD worked with the system, The HDVR3500 firmware seems to find the satellite when selecting
FTA. In the EU that would be auto diseqc 2.0 and not 1.0 all other box I have in use are 1.0 and will not find satellites until programmed for proper diseqc. This would not effect a single output system unless you combine 1.0/1.1/22khz in large setup or use a 2.0 switch.
So please try a firmware release that will not auto diseqc. just subjecting an action or remity.
Any switch can be adapted, if our chip supports it. Let me investigate.
 

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I should say I use a Multi switch that supports diseqc control ( EMP centauri MS17/24 piu v10 ). It is diseqc 2.0 which is backwards compatible
to diseqc 1.0. As all you have talked about is single output diseqc, to have a 24 output system that way would not be cost effective.
the multi has it's own power supply, again some outputs go to AzBox's Amiko's Manhattan's and Amiko Alien's that work correct,
The HDVR3500 replaces a MicroHD the microHD worked with the system, The HDVR3500 firmware seems to find the satellite when selecting
FTA. In the EU that would be auto diseqc 2.0 and not 1.0 all other box I have in use are 1.0 and will not find satellites until programmed for proper diseqc. This would not effect a single output system unless you combine 1.0/1.1/22khz in large setup or use a 2.0 switch.
So please try a firmware release that will not auto diseqc. just subjecting an action or remity.
Wow, I see where you're getting the A,B,C and D from now. Sorry, I'd thought you were talking about DISEqC 1.0 A,B,C and D settings in the receiver itself, but I now see you mean ports on a switch similar to this one:




I've never used a switch like this myself, afraid I can't be much help to you on this one. :(
 

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Ok, I don't think this is actually a virus, almost sure it's a false positive, but it definitely isn't working quite right.

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Now on the third try, it's opening and seems to be working without setting off the AV:

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A little sloppy code, maybe? This will be nice, will make life easier. I'll probably play around with it tomorrow, little late tonight.

Seems that it didn't like the call to create the burnconfig.ini for the template path to the xml, so just a false positive. Maybe include a config file with the zip?
 
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Wow, I see where you're getting the A,B,C and D from now. Sorry, I'd thought you were talking about DISEqC 1.0 A,B,C and D settings in the receiver itself, but I now see you mean ports on a switch similar to this one:




I've never used a switch like this myself, afraid I can't be much help to you on this one. :(
This multi switch is great for use and is simple to use. Use Dual output lnbf on fixed dishes and a small TV station is born.
It has antenna input to power an antenna amp. so inside you use a duplexer and put a cable to TV tuner OTA and satellite
in one cable.
I supply free Satellite and OTA to 6 other apartments and myself.
 
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