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My latest osmio doesn't perform the way I believe it should perform:

TNAP and OpenVIX

1. Blind scan misses several transponders on all satellites.
2. Manual scan pulls in missed transponders and services
a. After certain services are scanned in and saved the tuning is erratic.
b. Sometimes the FEC can be set AUTO but sometimes the FEC has to be specified
c. C-band 101.0W, can manually tune in either 3745V2734 or 3749V2734 but can only save one - not both
 
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I know he won't likely see my post since he says I'm on ignore, but what IF he temporarily moved the "new" Mio in place of his original Mio with all its connections, to see if he gets the same results?

That would help narrow down whether it's a coax issue (or bad connector, etc) or flaky second port on whatever LNBF he's using, and the like?

Secondly, he could do a FULL backup on his original Mio, and restore it to his "new" Mio to make a clone. That way it should have exactly all the same settings as that one. That way it would potentially eliminate the possibility of a setting being wrong, that might possibly be getting overlooked.
 
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My latest osmio doesn't perform the way I believe it should perform:

TNAP and OpenVIX

1. Blind scan misses several transponders on all satellites.
Specifics please for each image. Same TPs missed on each image or different?

2. Manual scan pulls in missed transponders and services
I would expect that. A TP service log typically process the TS with different timings. Some transponders have incorrect tables and parameters must be manually entered. Specific examples and image.

a. After certain services are scanned in and saved the tuning is erratic.
Specifics please. What services and describe what happens.

b. Sometimes the FEC can be set AUTO but sometimes the FEC has to be specified
On certain transponders? Sometimes a TP is logged as a CCM due to the table discrepency, but it actually is VCM. I agree that if possible, a fixed FEC will provide faster locks. Usually slow locks occur on high FEC signals and this is a good indication of an inadequate SNR. Probably have less issues with a larger reflector, higher efficiency reflector / feed or if optimized.

c. C-band 101.0W, can manually tune in either 3745V2734 or 3749V2734 but can only save one - not both
Happens on both images?

On my system, OpenVIX has had issues with the 4MHz spacing, but not TNAP or OpenPLI. You might edit the TP frequencies +1/-1 or +2/-2MHz additional spacing. If not running a PLL LNB, LO thermal or aging drift can aggravate the problem.

Describe your system components and the signal flow. Switches? Servo or voltage polarity switching? Coax run length? Type?

what IF he temporarily moved the "new" Mio in place of his original Mio with all its connections, to see if he gets the same results?
Good suggestion.

That would help narrow down whether it's a coax issue (or bad connector, etc) or flaky second port on whatever LNBF he's using, and the like?
I also was thinking about this being a possible switching or signal path issue

Secondly, he could do a FULL backup on his original Mio, and restore it to his "new" Mio to make a clone. That way it should have exactly all the same settings as that one. That way it would potentially eliminate the possibility of a setting being wrong, that might possibly be getting overlooked.
Not sure this is advised since something unknown to us disabled to the last unit and would hate to pass on a potential problem.

I hope that other Mio users weigh in on these observations and indicate if you are having a similar problem or not.
 
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Specifics please for each image. Same TPs missed on each image or different?

I would expect that. A TP service log typically process the TS with different timings. Some transponders have incorrect tables and parameters must be manually entered. Specific examples and image.
Same transponders and services were missed on each image. There is a delay in getting a tune lock but sometimes they won't lock in at all and then later they lock in OK.

Specifics please. What services and describe what happens.
I'm not going to list all of them. On C-band 97.0W: 3760V31456, transponder did not show up on a blind scan. On C-band 101.0W: 3744V2734, transponder did not show up on blind scan. There are others that did not show up in a blind scan but I was able to get them on a manual scan. Then I have the problem where I'll get a "Tune failed" message even after waiting a full minute - later they tune in OK and then I get a "Tune failed" again at some other point in time.


On certain transponders? Sometimes a TP is logged as a CCM due to the table discrepency, but it actually is VCM. I agree that if possible, a fixed FEC will provide faster locks. Usually slow locks occur on high FEC signals and this is a good indication of an inadequate SNR. Probably have less issues with a larger reflector, higher efficiency reflector / feed or if optimized.
According to the chart I looked at, the SN is adequate for the programming I'm trying to watch. Even the ABC feeds with 9/10 FEC on 99W are a solid lock (even though I can't view the 4:2:2 video).

Happens on both images?
Yes.

On my system, OpenVIX has had issues with the 4MHz spacing, but not TNAP or OpenPLI. You might edit the TP frequencies +1/-1 or +2/-2MHz additional spacing. If not running a PLL LNB, LO thermal or aging drift can aggravate the problem.
This dish has one of your LNBFs but it's a couple years old - I'm not really sure how old it is. I'll play with the transponder freqs later. I suppose I can install OpenPLi and see if the problem persists.

Describe your system components and the signal flow. Switches? Servo or voltage polarity switching? Coax run length? Type?
No switches. No servos. Approximately 50-75 foot cable run of RG-6 .
 

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This reply grouped issues instead of keeping them separated with your original alpha/numeric description and my associated responses. Hard to separate out the specifics or make sense of the information in this reply and how they relate to the original issue.

When you have more time, would it be possible to reply with associated specifics of satellites and services referencing each item? I hope we can get beyond generalizations and drill down to specific tps and sevices that are problematic on your system.

I will check out the two transponders that are missed in the blind scan.

We can rule out switching, coax and LNBF. Our PLL LNBFs have minimal drift +/-50 in temp and almost none once at operational temp. And do not drift with age.

Any local sources of RFI?
 
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I wasn't going to continue this thread but I just have to mention that I just tried a factory reset and the mio locked up. It's been 5 minutes now and I can't even turn it on/off with the remote or the power button and there is no menu. The mio tries to boot up after pulling and reseating the power plug but it gets to 100 and stays there. And I'm not suppose to be cranky??? I was on OpenVIX when I did the factory reset.
 

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The Mio isn't locked-up. It is likely only doing what the user instructed it to do.

If your were in a multi-iboot slot (slot other than slot one) and performed a factory reset, the STB is still trying to boot from the other slot that you just deleted. You need to boot from the default TNAP image installed in slot #1.

Unplug then plug in the DC power. Repeatedly press the Menu button on the remote as the Mio boots. This will display the multiboot screen. Select slot 1 to boot from the default TNAP image.
 
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Menu won't come up. There's suppose to be a way to telnet into the box and change which image to boot but I'm still looking for that info.
 

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Maybe the default resolution of the selected image (slot) setting is not compatible with your monitor? Is your monitor or video display device capable of displaying 50hz? As I recall, OpenVIX defaults to 50hz.
 

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Maybe the default resolution of the selected image (slot) setting is not compatible with your monitor? Is your monitor or video display device capable of displaying 50hz? As I recall, OpenVIX defaults to 50hz.
Got it back up. But, same issues. Blind scan misses a lot of transponders but they can be manually added via a manual scan. I have only scanned 101.0W C-band. I'll install OpenPLi and see if that works better.
 

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Only considered strange behavior if the user expectation is different than the image initial set-up process.

If you were in the OpenVIX image when doing a factory reset, the default refresh rate for that image is 50hz. If the monitor is not set to handshake or the monitor and/or the HDMI cable does not support the auto resolution function, the image is set to automatically cycle through resolutions / refresh selections until one is selected by the user.

The TNAP image default is 60hz (NA standard), so most monitors in the US do not require this resolution / refresh cycle in the set-up. It is important to remember that in all E2 images, 50hz is the standard default. If your monitor is not multi-standard or multi-sync, the user will not see video displayed until the supported refresh and resolution is selected.
 
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I forgot to mention that entire satellites disappear from the bouquets at some point. I think it might be the DreamDroid app on my smartphone doing that since this has happened on both of my mios and it happens after using the app.
 

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What image?

Any of the storage defaults changed? If so, to what?

Is a USB drive connected to the Mio? If so, Brand, model, size and is it externally powered?

I use Dreamdroid and WebIF apps multiple times a day and have yet, to lose a bouquet. Anyone else comment on this?

Check that the correct bouquet list is selected (RCU Green and/or TV/Radio button). Occasionally, after using external apps, the bouquet is selected to Radio or Last Scanned, prompting the user to assume a bouquet issue.
 

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The ONLY time I've heard of something like this happening, was somebody here left one of the channel editing FTP programs running on a pc, and connected LIVE 24/7 to their MIO...

EDIT:
Wait a minute, that's not the only time. I myself had this happen more than once, and I had to disable "Background Scanning" in order to stop it permanently! Though it was only certain channels, and NOT "entire satellites" (bouquets?)

SatDreamGr:

Menu/Setup/System/Customize and it was turned OFF by default. I have now turned it ON, and hit the green button to SAVE.

In OpenVIX, to disable background scanning, you go to Menu, Setup, Tuner Config, Miscellaneous.

Of course once again, Johnny won't see my post...
 

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No problems with either listed TP or services during a Blind Scan.

Maybe local interference as both of the problem frequencies are vertical polarity and within 14MHz of each other?

Blind Scan Results: 101w C-band - 53 seconds TP Log
Blind Scan and Logged Heroes on 3744 V 2734
24TPs / 35 TV / 0 Radio

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Blind Scan Results: 97w C-band- 71 seconds TP Log
Blind Scan and Logged Azteca Services on 3760 V 31456
22TPs / 67 TV / 3 Radio

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primestar31 - Background scanning does not apply for johnnynobody's reported issue . Background scanning is for Service Updating behind the scenes and would not affect bouquets or satellite lists.
 
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