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Tiviar Alpha Plus Combo STB

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,145 ✭✭✭greasepalm


    A lot of people leaving Sky as costs are high but many wont go back as cannot afford it so why need a hybrid ?

    New sky tv dont use a sat dish and are IPTV via broadband.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,329 ✭✭✭swoofer


    And a quad ordinary lnb would be a lot cheaper.



  • Registered Users Posts: 323 ✭✭phishcakes


    I actually have the original sky hybrid lnb here from when the sky was first installed



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,329 ✭✭✭swoofer


    That wont be hybrid, a hybrid allows Sky Q and ordinary Sky HD + to work. Do a pic in case I am wrong. Basically if it was a true hybrid you would not need to change it for the one in your pic.



  • Registered Users Posts: 323 ✭✭phishcakes


    It’s another one I have that the sky technician had left when the dish was originally fitted, says hybrid on it



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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,145 ✭✭✭greasepalm


    If its new you might have a chance to sell it to someone else who needs a hybrid and that you no longer want/need sky services.

    Others may want and looking to add another freesat box into their viewing?



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,329 ✭✭✭swoofer


    Now that is weird and that is a hybrid as it has 6 outputs. I wonder if he could not fit it and left it with you just in case. There should be a label on the other side and this lnb is better than a bog standard hybrid as you can use any out to work sky q and any output to work your sky hd + box.

    They are expensive now.

    Can you reach you dish easy? I think you said it was in an awkward position but your pic looks good.



  • Registered Users Posts: 87 ✭✭logonmar


    I have a 2 Tiviar Combo Boxes and both are running fine

    However in past few days the EPG for Channel 5 & Channel 5 +1 is no longer updating.

    All other channels are updating same as always

    Can anyone suggest anthing I might do to rectify

    I hadn't changed any settings and Ch 5 programmes were on EPG a few days ago



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,145 ✭✭✭greasepalm


    Yes its the same for everyone and awaiting a fix as some say it might be moving transponders.

    It seems to be all the ch 5 even changing to a 2108 number listed.

    It might be just a wait for providers to fix their issues and epg returns.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,329 ✭✭✭swoofer


    This is not the case on my boxes, epg is working as normal this is with latest Openvix image and using OpenTVEPG downloader.

    You could try a re-scan on DVB-S QPSK 10964 H, 22000, 5/6.

    You did not say the image.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,145 ✭✭✭greasepalm




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,329 ✭✭✭swoofer


    You have lost me there!! OP is using a Tiviar. Mine is enigma 2 box with openvix image and open tv and hdf.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,500 ✭✭✭Gerry Wicklow


    The CH5 suite of channels had issues on FreeSat recently. OpenEPG users were not affected it seems.

    https://forums.digitalspy.com/discussion/comment/101879330#Comment_101879330



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,329 ✭✭✭swoofer


    Would freesat be used on a Tiviar?



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,145 ✭✭✭greasepalm


    I have freesat in use on Vu Solo2 and have the epg and ch5 issues also but its not a big deal as next time i use it maybe fixed.



  • Registered Users Posts: 221 ✭✭Heiser


    Can RTE+1 be tuned into this box? I found it in a scan but there's no picture



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,145 ✭✭✭greasepalm


    Not on Sat

    Should be able to receive it on Terrestrial via aerial

    Working here on 3 rock transmitter.

    How long was it since you scanned Saorview in case it moved



  • Registered Users Posts: 80,378 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn


    Anyone got any ideas about what could be causing slowness on this box, I am getting the busy indicator in the top left of the screen most times when doing simple tasks like changing through channels or going through menus. I have tried flashing back to my previous build that and that has the same problem, have also tried going back to the original 6.1 build here and that has the same problem.

    I am thinking it could be the hard drive on the way out or some corruption on it, unfortuntely I don't have a spare to swap and try. Would that sound like next logical step or perhaps some way I can format or reconfigure the drive?



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,145 ✭✭✭greasepalm


    Usually reflashing and setting up from scratch fixes things.

    Dont have epg going to Internal flash.

    You can reformat and lose everything on drive , any recordings send somewhere else before a format.

    Sometimes they say to remove Hdd from it to see if it makes a difference.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,312 ✭✭✭andy1249


    Its an old old box now , mine died because of swollen capacitors on the mainboard.

    Take the lid off , have a look , there are 5 or 6 main capacitors on the board , see if the tops are swollen , if so , time for a new box.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 80,378 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn



    An update, I disconnected the HD and tried using it, no speed issues at all. I copied what I needed and I formatted the hard drive and re-initialised after adding the fresh image again, all sorted now.

    Internally it looked ok, no signs of any swelling of the capacitors, I cleared a small bit of dust off the fan while it was open.

    Thanks for the advice.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,145 ✭✭✭greasepalm


    Was the Hdd internal or external by usb?



  • Registered Users Posts: 80,378 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn


    Internal, 1TB. Had been fine for last few years.



  • Registered Users Posts: 221 ✭✭Heiser


    Got the answer!

    Post edited by Heiser on


  • Registered Users Posts: 939 ✭✭✭Trevord


    Suddenly find that parent's TIVIAR box is throwing up what looks like an error message on a daily basis. No obvious problems in terms of the box, other than this message appearing daily. Running open ATV 6.2. I know picons are the small icons that identify channels. Is is asking me to get a new picons file? Any advice on how to make it go away?




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,145 ✭✭✭greasepalm


    Not sure but your on an old non supported image and if things have changed might throw up errors ?



  • Registered Users Posts: 888 ✭✭✭JonnyM


    I recently got my tiviar box back up and running after been disconnected for a couple of years.

    My image could do with being updated and just wondering what's the latest stable image I could use and where I could download from please?

    I see highhorse has a download but it's from 2018 so looking for something a little more up to date if possible. I'm using OpenATV 6.0.

    Thanks



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,145 ✭✭✭greasepalm


    All boxes supported but not using OpenATV.

    http://images.mynonpublic.com/openatv/current/



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