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— 03-04/2013
The TBS 6991 with CrazyScan
we connected only one of
the Molex connectors to the
adapter cable and discovered
that we could now operate our
motorized antenna without
any problems. This antenna
actually consisted of two mo-
tors, a DiSEqC switch and a
Twin LNB. Clearly more power
is needed for this set up than
with a simple antenna.
Under Windows the TBS
matic configuration, instead
it simply loads the desired
channel list from the Inter-
net. In this way you don’t
have to wait and you can only
hope that Microsoft manages
to keep the channel lists of all
the different satellites up to
date. But you can also per-
form a channel scan. Here
6991 is linked without any
problems to the system BDA
drivers and Device Manager
identifies this correctly as
“TBS6991 Dual DVBS/S2 BDA
Tuners & CI”. Setup and in-
stallation is therefore com-
pleted in just five minutes – it
should always be like this!
Thanks to the BDA drivers,
the card can be used instant-
ly with nearly all TV applica-
tions, such as, DVB Dream,
TBS Viewer, ProgDVB or Win-
dows Media Center. During
testing of the DVB-C cards
we ran into some problems
with the scan (see the test re-
port in the 01-02/2013 issue)
although we didn’t have this
problem with DVB-S/S2.
First we tried Windows Me-
dia Center (WMC) with the
newly installed TBS 6991. This
time the channel list could im-
mediately be displayed and it
once again became clear why
there were so many problems
with DVB-C cards: WMC does
not perform a scan with auto-
you can choose between an
automatic scan of all tran-
sponders (the transponder
list is not available to the
user) or a scan of a manually
entered transponder. Once
again WMC attempts to make
it as easy as possible in that
you only need to enter in the
frequency and symbolrate of
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