Getting up TVheadend
Build and install a recent version of media-tv/tvheadend (3.9 seems to work). It needs to have the SATIP and upnp commits included. This is included in
Start the tvheadend service
systemctl start tvheadend
Configuration→DVB Inputs→TV Adapters. If the right version is installed, it should automatically detect the SAT>IP device via uPnP.
Switch to the
Networks tab and click
Skip Initial Scan. From
Pre-defined Muxes choose
28.2E:Astra for UK Freesat. Don't forget to click the
Save button on each tuner!
Switch back to the
TV Adapters tab and for each tuner that has a LNB connection, select Position #1 (AA) and tick Enabled, and choose the Freesat network defined earlier. Also select the Tuner itself (parent of Position #1) and enable that.
Switch to the
Muxes tab and click
Choose the Freesat network created earlier, select
Delivery System to
DVBS2 for Freesat HD. Select
EPG Scan to
Force UK Freesat and accept all other defaults.
Wait a few minutes and channels should start appearing in the
Services tab. Filter on
Encrypted=no to hide the unwatchable entries.
Select the channels that should be exposed to XBMC and click
Map Selected. Tick
Merfe Same Name and
Create provider tags, then map them. This will take a while. Keep an eye on journalctl to see progress.
Setting up XBMC
Build and install a copy of
Restart XBMC to pick up the new plugins
PVR Client addons except
Configure the tvheadend client to set the hostname/username/password etc.
System→Live TV, set
satip.txt · Last modified: 2014/11/24 02:18 by ben