DVB-S Setup


Application Software and Drivers Installation

We recommend that you always download the latest version of the application software and drivers before starting. These instructions are designed to assist customers set up the system quickly and with ease.

Please also read the manual and any other instructions that may be included in the CD you got with your package.

It is assumed that the reader has some experience with installing PCI/e cards into a PCI/e slot on a PC motherboard. If this is not the case, please seek assistance. Installing Sat or Sat-CI model is no different than installing any other PCI/e board (sound card, modem, network card, etc). 


Some Tricks and Tips You May Find Useful.

  • If you are installing in an old PC, uninstall any TV Tuner, video capture or other devices that uses the BT8x8 family of chipsets.
  • Choose a PCI slot on the motherboard in the middle (not the one close to the AGP port, and not the one at the other end of the MB).
  • Connect the Satellite TV cable only after the card is fully installed and secured in the PC. If uninstalling the card, disconnect the cable first.
  • If you have purchased a Sat-Ci model and you are using a CAM, please make sure that the CAM is not inserted until the PCI card is fully installed in the PCI slot and secured firmly (tighten the screw on side of the PC case).
  • DO NOT INSERT THE CAM UP-SIDE-DOWN or you may damage the CAM or the interface.
  • The CAM logo (eg Irdeto) should be facing the side of the card where the chips, tuner, cable etc are. That is downward in a PC Tower Case.
  • Do not apply too much pressure when inserting the CAM, it should slide in the CI slot freely.
Also ensure you insert the Smart Card with the chip on the same side as the CAM logo.


Once The Hardware Has Been Installed.

Use the CD provided, (or the latest version of the software you have downloaded) insert it into a CD drive.

If autorun is not enabled, using explore, find the setup.exe file and click on it.

Follow the instructions, until the setup process is finished. 

Launch the application software (the AzureWave Digital TV application is used here as the example - an icon has been placed on your desktop during the setup process).

Either click on the “spanner” icon on the control panel or right click your mouse in the video window and select Properties. On the Properties Panel, choose the LNB switch. Click on LNB Setup. Set the relevant parameters for LNB Setup 1. For example:

  • LNB Power On (This must be off if you have a STB powering the LNB, otherwise select ON)
  • LNB Type (Normal for C Band, Universal for most others, but some older Foxtel/Austar installations require custom LNB settings)
  • LNB Frequency 1&2 are automatically selected, if you have chosen normal or universal LNB type. If you have chosen custom, insert here your LNB LOC frequencies, eg: 11300 for both Freq 1 and Freq 2 fro some older Foxtel installations.
If you don’t have a DiseqC switch you have finished with this Tab. Otherwise set your other parameters here (eg if you have a DiseqC switch you may want to select here the LNB corresponding to this setup, eg LNB A)

Click OK, select Dish Setup Tab. If you have only one Dish and no DiseqC switch and example of the parameter here might be:

  • Select Dish - Dish 1
  • Dish Type - Fixed
  • Satellite - Choose your satellite, for example Optus C1
  • LNB Setup - Setup 1
You can now click on Apply and scan the satellite, if you want to scan all transponders on the Optus C1 satellite. Alternatively, you may want to scan for a specific transponder only, for example (continuing on from the previous Optus C1 example):
  • Transponder - Select a transponder. The frequency, symbol rate and polarization for that transponder would be automatically set.
  • Click on Apply (you should see the signal strength and quality green bars appearing)
  • Click on Scan Transponder - Scanning should begin and you should see the scanning software “locking” and “analyzing” the services it is picking up. If you don’t see the words “analysing” after the “locking”. Something is not set properly and you may have to start the process again.

You should save the scanned channels as a file of your choice, for later loading without having to re-scan. You should now be able to double-click on the channel appearing in the List window and within a few seconds, video and audio should be playing. We hope you enjoy your Satellite TV.


Using Windows Media Center

Installation of the hardware and drivers for most cards is the same no matter what application software you are intending to use hence the above instructions would apply.

If you are intending to use your device to receive PayTV services with Media Center, we suggest you setup the card/devices and try it with bundled software in the fist instance to make sure that all your settings are fine.

There are a number of online guides available to help you configure your DVB-S/S2 device for use with Media Center in Australia. You may want to browse this thread for more details.