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Technisat Skystar 2 HD CI USB Probs with Multiswitch

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:41 pm
by Silverhawk
Thanks guys for that great software i used ist serveral jears ....

but now i have a little problem.

we changed our sat config

now we have 2x Quadro LNB (Kathrein UAS 584) at
one 9/8 Multiswitch (Kathrein EXR 2908)

to the problem i cant switch it i Have

Astra 19,2° on Pos. A
Hotbird 13° on Pos. B

with normal FTA Reciver all working fine

i tryed Every combination for an switch you have in the config

Technisat Skystar 2 HD CI USB API set to technisat

Driver and ProgDVB is latest version

Multiswitch is Self Powered

the internal conifg of the Multiswitch is

Diseqc ON (22Khz and Toneburst set to OFF for faster chanceover

Diseqc Comands Are


Low Band Vert. E2 10 38 F0
Low Band Horz. E2 10 38 F2
High Band Vert. E2 10 38 F1
High Band Horz. E2 10 38 F3


Low Band Vert. E2 10 38 F4
Low Band Horz. E2 10 38 F6
High Band Vert. E2 10 38 F5
High Band Horz. E2 10 38 F7

Diseqe Off (22khz for High/Low and Tone Burst for Pos.A / Pos.B

please help me

best regards


Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:24 am
by Juergen
Now what, DiSEqC on or off???
After having used DiSEqC once, you may have to disconnect or switch off the tuner completely, to actually reset the multiswitch port to non-DiSEqC.
This is defined by the DiSEqC specifications.
BTW. those specs normally want positions ordered from West to East, which would mean Hotbird 13°E as position A and Astra 19.2°E as B. But in reality, the DiSEqC / LNB settings must represent the true hardware setup to work.

Anyway, on a self powered multiswitch, normally DiSEqC should not give any problem at all. Except of user mishaps, like false settings as mixed up positions, for example... :?

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:05 am
by Silverhawk
the last part of the post was only technical reference

with normal reciver i can switch witout any probölems

only on the pc with prog dvb and the original App i got bnothing over the switch

normal i must set settings in progDVB to Diseqc 1.0 and astra Pos.A Hotbird Pos.B

i tyred every setting more then ten times .

but i have no clue whats going wrong

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:19 pm
by Juergen
Now, what goes wrong with position switching, exactly?

Do you get ANY stations on ANY of the birds?
If so, please give examples.
Or is there a systematic error, like no HighBand, or no Horizontals, on one or both position(s)?

And then, change one of those working, from channel properties, to the wrong position, and find out, if tuning now fails on it. Else, no switching at all...
Anyway, set back to former state.
But if you can disable a station's signal this way, basic switching works, possible bad LNB settings.

BTW, how does / did the receiver scan, free or according to transponder lists? Or did it's factory default channel list already work completely?