This issue is fixed with the latest update.
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The driver is updated on our side, vpeter will take care about the libreelec package update.
Our single tuners can take the power from 5V which requires a higher current of course and warms up the components more than with 12V.
However if the 12V power supply is plugged in less current is required and the tuner will be cooler (and we deliver our tuners with a 12V powersupply by default).
- higher voltage - less current -> lower temperature
- lower voltage - more current -> higher temperature
Certainly this depends how much power your LNB draws, a single LNB might be no problem with a 5V power supply via USB, while a quad LNB definitely needs a power supply.
There are some niche projects which are perfectly fine even without LNB powersupply since the lnbs or data source is powered elsewhere.
If you plug in the tuners to a signal generator of course no power supply for the LNB components is needed at all.
For cost saving only allowing a 5V power supply doesn't make any sense (but yes there are some ..)
PC systems also provide 5v and 12v ports, actually the 12V port could be used with an adapter with our tuners too of course.
If a USB tuner has heat issues there can only be one issue - poorly designed LNB Power supply.
The same can apply to PCIe cards. All other parameters are the same.
Our tuners (sundtek) do not have such an issue, dual and single DVB-S/S2 USB.
ok replace libmediaclient.so in /storage/.kodi/addons/driver.dvb.sundtek-mediatv/lib with
that will work with the latest libreelec beta.
please note this is just a temporary fix for now until the driver package will be updated, also the file will disappear from our server after some time; I'm using this to dump testfiles so sooner or later there might be some incompatible binary there;
for integrators -- just don't touch this file separately ..... the driver package will be updated, and everything should be pulled from the driver package itself)
Can you join the chat? I also tested it on a Raspberry PI4, I tested the dual-s2 usb tuner...
it's about the latest libreelec beta ... I overlooked that one and no other user reported that yet; seems like everyone is using the stable version.
Thanks for reporting that issue it will be fixed within this week in our software.
ok ... the tuner is visible with the latest LibreElec version --- does anyone still have a problem with it?
Sorry it fell off the table here... it will be checked within this week.
Check the CPU frequency of the RPI? If there's some clock slow-down that might extend the switching time enormously.
The BER should be 0 you might have to adjust your dish, check your cables or change your LNB (just a wild guess since I don't know your setup).
Check the signal strength on the console
/opt/bin/mediaclient --readsignal=0 -d /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0 --band universal
since libreelec uses its own plugin the /opt/bin command won't work and you can just run:
mediaclient --readsignal=0 -d /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0 --band universal
Back to the topic, there's an update available from our side, which addresses one issue it seems.
There's a second issue that the data might drop on certain Amlogic boxes, but as far as we've seen that seems to happen on very cheap devices only which possibly have some other issues.
The last few Amlogic based boxes which we have tested did not seem to have such a problem.
Sundtek SkyTV Ultimate - DTV_CLEAR failed [e=Success] - Hardware - CoreELEC Forums
Strange thing, if you go to their website and try to navigate to this product you will not find it. Instead you will find Sky TV Ultimate 6. They have indeed promised a new version 2 months before. Thanks for the link.
We've done a second revision of the tuner using another USB Chipset which is easier to handle (in terms of manufacturing) for us, the tuners will be assembled next week.
PCBs should arrive any day now in our company, the components are ready - we assemble the units by ourself.
The english product description is not up-to-date yet, the previous tuner revision is discontinued for some time already (no old tuners will be shipped anymore).
- SkyTV 8 supports DVB-S/S2/S2X
- Infrared Support via Interrupt transfers and/or polling