Feed Hunting settings for Triple Dragon satellite receivers

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Feed Hunting settings for Triple Dragon satellite receivers

Post by womble » Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:11 pm

Feed Hunting settings for Triple Dragon satellite receivers
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Use as YOUR OWN RISK!

Please READ the entire document before using these settings.

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This will add feed satellites to the receiver.
Which have the commonly known feed transponders to the Auto Scan list.

Each feed satellite is marked 0.1 degrees from the normal position.
For instance 7E will be 7.1E and 12.5W will be 12.6W

Satellites included
5e, 7e, 10e, 16e, 23.5e, 33e, 36e
1w, 5w, 8w, 11w, 12.5w, 15w

Satellites NOT included (my dish does not receive these)
18w, 22w, 24.5w, 27.5w, 30w

It will not disrupt your already present satellites.


Instructions
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Backup your current settings!

At least the following files, if not the whole directory.
/var/share/dvb2001/favourites.txt
/var/share/dvb2001/sat-inputs.dat
/var/share/dvb2001/services.dat

There is a plugin to save your settings but I have not tested this yet.

Upload the user-tp.dat file into /var/share/dvb2001/ on your Triple Dragon receiver.

Now restart your receiver.

You need to attach the feed satellite/s to your rotor or some form of connection otherwise they will not become available to scan.

Menu > Installation > Satellite Setup

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Find each feed satellite you require and then attach it to your rotor or LNB.

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Now to do some feed hunting.


Menu > Installation > Auto Scan

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Pick the satellite/s you want to scan ie, 7.1E - W3A Feeds then sit and wait :)

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Once the scan is complete you can find a list of active feeds to scan through in your normal Satellites channel menu.

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It is slow to search but better than nothing.

Demonstration video showing a scan
Triple Dragon DBS 3000 feed hunting on 16 east
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 4391117786
(yes i know watching paint dry is more interesting)


Instructions - Updating from previous settings
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Some satellites have been removed from the previous settings, 2007-01-26 @ 16:47
This *may* cause some problems when updating, jumbled up channels etc.
Removed feed satellites are 30.5e, 26e, 21.5e, 4w.
You have a few options (neither tested by me)
- rescan your entire orbit and this should clear up any errant channels
- use channel editing software to remove the satellites in your current settings before updating


As always backup your current settings, just in case.

Upload the user-tp.dat file into /var/share/dvb2001/ on your Triple Dragon receiver.

You can start scanning at your leisure, no need to restart.

For the first few scans your receiver will check your already found feeds, so you may get a few duplicate feed listings.


Approximate Search Times
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36E 4 mins
23.5E 3 mins
16E 4 mins
10E 4 mins
7E 4 mins
1W 2 mins
4W 2 mins
5W 2 mins
8W 1 mins
12.5W 5 mins


Warning
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Every time you scan a satellite (and leave the menu system) it gets written to the Flash chip.
Heavy usage could prematurely end the life of your Flash chip.

So you have been warned.


Removal
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Should be as simple as removing user-tp.dat from /var/share/dvb2001/ and then restarting.

However this is not tested!

You may have to restore your original settings as well as removing the user-tp.dat.
Of course you remembered to backup your original settings like you were told.


Notes and Improvements
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The settings are not perfect by any means.

During the last few weeks of December 2006 the original settings were used to extensively scan all the satellites.
From this data together with a few days from the middle of January 2007, completely new settings were generated.

This has greatly reduced the amount of transponders and also removed nearly all the duplicate transponders.
Thus improving the speed of the scans :)

Downside of this is that a few of the satellites had their transponders reduced to zero or just a handful.

30.5e, 26e, 21.5e and 4w have now been removed from the original settings.
Since I have not been able to find a single active feed on them.

36e, 33e, 23.5e, 5w and 8w have just a handful of known active feed frequencies left.

15w has been added since I now get a signal from this satellite but it is not fully tested yet.

The current settings have been generated from scan data since December 2006 until the start of June 2007.


Encrypted Feeds
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Sadly lots of feeds are now encrypted.

If it does not show up as encrypted then you can normally tell by the fact you cannot see or hear anything.

Another way to check is by looking to see if the audio is scrambled, this generally means the whole feed is encrypted.

You win some and you lose some.

Better to watch the FTA feeds :)


MPEG 4:2:2
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If the picture shows as blank on the screen but you can hear audio then maybe the feed is in 4:2:2 format.

You can use the Triple Dragon to watch 4:2:2 feeds on your PC using the HTTP Streaming Server plugin and VideoLAN.
Personally for me it does not work very well, the receiver starts behaving like a wounded dog.

Better to record onto the hard drive in .ts format then transfer to your PC and watch afterwards.

In general 4:2:2 feeds are a much higher bitrate and quality so will take up lots more space than normal recordings.
For instance one feed lasting 36 minutes took up 2.10Gb of space.

VideoLAN software will handle 4:2:2 without a problem and is free :)
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

If you want to edit the 4:2:2 .ts files then I recommend VideoReDo software for Windows.
http://www.videoredo.com/


Thank You
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To all the feedhunters, it is a fun hobby.

The following sites were useful in making these settings.
http://www.sat-benelux.nl/
http://www.lyngsat.com/
http://www.satcodx.com/
http://www.kingofsat.net/
http://www.satelliweb.com/
http://groups.google.com/group/feedhunter


Update Log
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2007-07-05 @ 23:12
- based on last feed settings, 2007-06-08
- no new feeds
- added 9e

2007-06-08 @ 23:30
- based on the latest default-tp.dat from Triple Dragon SVN (2006-06-09)
26e, 23.5e, 4w and 8w differ from the default-tp.dat
- settings generated from scans since December 2006
- added Eurobird 4 @ 4e
- removed 30.5e, 26e, 21.5e, 4w feeds from the settings

2007-01-26 @ 16:47
- based on the latest default-tp.dat from Triple Dragon SVN
includes Astra 1C @ 2e
23.5e, 4w and 8w differ slightly from the default-tp.dat
- settings generated from scans during December 2006
- most of the duplicate transponders have been removed
- added 15w, not fully tested

2006-11-19 @ 16:58
- original release


Last Words
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Any updates which will be very few and far between.
Will be posted on the forum at http://www.sat-benelux.nl/


Happy feedhunting :)


~ womble td feed settings
~ 2007-07-05 @ 23:12


Download link - zip file contains the readme as above and the user-tp.dat file

current, 2007-07-05_td_feed_settings.zip

Hope this helps a few people


added 10th Feb 2007, video showing attaching one satellite and scanning.

Triple Dragon DBS 3000 feed hunting on 16 east
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 4391117786
(yes i know watching paint dry is more interesting)
Last edited by womble on Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:39 am, edited 4 times in total.
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Post by womble » Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:18 pm

Updated 2007-01-26

- based on the latest default-tp.dat from Triple Dragon SVN
includes Astra 1C @ 2e
23.5e, 4w and 8w differ slightly from the default-tp.dat
- settings generated from scans during December 2006
- most of the duplicate transponders have been removed
- added 15w, not fully tested
Triple Dragon, Dreambox 500 and a potato peeler which works better than CIFS sharing.

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Post by womble » Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:15 am

Updated 2007-06-08

- based on the latest default-tp.dat from Triple Dragon SVN (2006-06-09)
26e, 23.5e, 4w and 8w differ from the default-tp.dat
- settings generated from scans since December 2006
- added Eurobird 4 @ 4e
- removed 30.5e, 26e, 21.5e, 4w feeds from the settings
Triple Dragon, Dreambox 500 and a potato peeler which works better than CIFS sharing.

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