I say go for it!! Just get less sleep
I've made some progress with using dvbv5-scan. But, I need to streamline the scanning to significantly reduce the scan time and I need to find a way to convert the dvb5_channels.conf file to vlc and/or kaffeine file formats since they don't appear as an option for this app. None of these linux dvb scan routines impress me. Eventually I'll get around to writing C code for an app similar to Kaffeine but it'll take a while. Neither Kaffeine nor vlc is all that great for watching satellite TV. For now, I've written a C routine for generating an initial scan list that dvbv5_scan can use but it scans essentially all freqs and symbol rates based on that initial scan file that my program generated - the scan takes close to an hour to complete a scan on one satellite.