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  1. By the "then current version of the EyeTV software" in my first response I mean something like 15 years ago.
  2. Sorry, I made a mistake. I use EyeTV 3.6.9 (the 16 bit version) still on the Mac mini 2012 since I never could EyeTV 4 to work properly. I gave up on it some years ago, when the Corean spammers (or whatever they were) got into the forum. EyeTV Sat is not in the list of EyeTV 4 compatible HW if I remember correctly, so it is doubtful if Terratec is compatible.
  3. The Terratec S7 with CAM and decoder card worked with the then current version of EyeTV software. I tried it when the EyeTV Sat kept crashing due to electromagnetic interference from my plasma TV. However, when I placed the EyeTV Sat some 5 ft from the TV it worked, so I continued with the EyeTV Sat. I still have the Terratec as spare. As far as I tested the Terratec it worked with EyeTV software at that time and probably works with EyeTV 4 since the EyeTV Sat still does.
  4. Hi Brian The file Satellites.xml defines the satellite names and positions. The file 3550.xml defines the parameters for each channel on the transponders. Both files are hidden in the application. Right-click on it in the Finder and select Contents -> Resources -> Satellites. In there you find Satellites.xml and 3550.xml. Satellite.xml contains the name and position in tenth degrees for each satellite. It would be easy to change the name to Eutelsat 5 West B. 3550.xml contains 55 children, one per TV channel, with 20 items each per channel for the satelite Atlantic Bird 3. It would be a lot trickier change the 20 items per channel. Most of items are defined by their names. The rest have to be intelligent guesses, I suppose. Check and check under 5.0˚ W. I tried the EyeTV 4 (8528) but I got no signal from from position 5 W. I suspect something is wrong with DiSEqC-signal, head selector switch, or the head itself. 1˚W and 19.2˚E are OK. I gave up on Geniatech in 2020, I didn't think they would ever produce something as good as EyeTV 3.6, and so far they certainly have not. So I went back to the Mac mini 2012, MacOS High Sierra, and 32 bits because that works. I hope the mini will hold out for a long time yet . 5˚W was not very important to me so I have not yet tried to troubleshoot it. I am afraid I cannot help you more than this. It has after all been almost three years since I gave up on Geniatech and you do forget. ElGato did us a great disservice to sell out to the Chinese, of all people. Regards Gilbert Kennedy
  5. Configuration: Mac mini 2012, Catalina, EyeTV Sat with Conax decoder card, two satellite dishes with 3 heads ( 5W, 0.8W, and 19,2E), DiSEqC 1.0 switch, EyeTV 4 (8520) The satellite setup is defined in the Devices->EyeTV Sat->Sevice:->Satellite Setup EyeTV 4 (8520) can switch between the heads using DiSEqC and can scan all three satellite positions as evidenced in the EyeTVAutotune logs. However, only the Astra channels at 19.2E can be shown in the All Channels pane since it is not possible to select satellites in that pane. All other channels only exist in the tuning logs. The transponder definitions for 5W in the EyeTV application->Show Package Contents->Resources->Satellites->3550.xml are for Atlantic Bird 3 which is superceded by Eutelsat 5 West B with different transponder definitions and should be updated.
  6. Here is the deleted document in line. I don't think it could possibly be considered offensive enough to be deleted. Experiences with EyeTV 4 Hardware Mac mini early 2012 and a EyeTV Sat with a CAM and a decoder card. Two satellite dishes with three heads, selectable with DiSEqC 1.0, and pointed toward Astra at 19.2 E, Thor at 0.8 W, and Eutelsat-5-West at 5 W. Software In order to avoid all interference I took an empty external APFS-formatted SSD, installed Catalina 15.2, EyeTV 4.0.0 8518 and the utilities AppCleaner (to find the EyeTV associated files) and PLIST Editor (to read the .plist and .xml files). Tests EyeTV was started, initialised and immediately stopped. No Auto-Tune performed yet, no DiSEqC command issued. There were already 43 channels on Astra preset in the ChannelList.xml, even though the Astra head was not selected. EyeTV was started again, the satellite configuration defined in the Devices -> EyeTV Sat pane and Country: set to Sweden. The first channel in the ChannelList started playing. An Auto-Tune on Thor resulted in 396 channels on 99 transponders This resulted in that the 396 channels on Thor were added to the 43 channels on Astra in the EyeTVAutoTune.log. The did not, however, turn up in the “All Channels†channel list regardless of the satellite selection in the Devices -> EyeTV Sat pane. I could, however, create a Channel Set (.eyetvloc) with the Thor channels in the Devices -> EyeTV Sat pane under the Service: menu. The Set contains detailed info on the Channels. An Auto-Tune on Astra resulted in 1138 channels on 211 transponders. I am not sure all transponders were examined, I think there used to be over 2000 channels. The 43 preset channels disappeared from the EyeTVAutoTune.log and was replaced by the list of the 1138 new channels. The “All Channels†list still only shows the Astra channels and can not be switched to show any other satellite. An Auto-Tune on what EyeTV calls Atlantic Bird 3 resulted in 0 channels on 55 transponders. The Atlantic Bird 3 has been replaced by the Eutelsat 5 West with different transponder frequencies but according to the AutoTuneScan.log it did try to scan the Atlantic Bird transponders. In the EyeTV Menu bar in the View menu there is an entry Common Interface that is greyed out. It is of interest to read the contents of the decoder card in the EyeTV Sat CAM module. Conclusions It seems that the EyeTV Sat to EyeTV app interface works as it should except perhaps for the Common Interface, even though EyeTV Sat is not listed as EyeTV 4 compatible. I would think that the rest of the problems are in the EyeTV 4 Software. The All Channel list is not switched by satellite selection. It only shows Astra channels. The Thor channels are in EyeTV but they are not accessible to view The satellite definitions on 5 W needs to be updated The On Screen Controller is missing. There is no entry for it in EyeTV's Window menu as the manual suggests.  It is not possible to read the Common Interface under EyeTV's View menu I am sure these problems can be corrected and that the EyeTV Sat will work satisfactorially with EyeTV 4.
  7. See enclosed file experiences with EyeTV Sat with CAM in CI slot and decoder card in CAM. Testprot. actually sent.rtf