I just discovered that assigning a fixed IP (with the SAT>IP boxes settings) for my Digitwin makes detection erratic with the TVheadend server. This is a function of how TVH detects tuners.
Otherwise things work very well in Coreelec
I have modified some things, I have put the download link of the latest available firmware (Telestar DIGIBIT R1, Inverto IDL-400s and Grundig GSS.BOX) and corrected Maximum PIDs after scanning HotBird. The configuration data works well in Astra 19.2E, HotBird 13.0E, and Hellas 39.0E.
This configuration should work with any Universal LNB but my tests have been done with a Unicable DUR-line UK 124 LNB for 24 tuners with a single coaxial cable. To move the antenna motor I use the conventional Mecool KIII Pro tuner or my old LG TV.
As regards the allocation of IP within a local network, it is always the same, it is not convenient to assign fixed IP addresses inside the devices, since this may lead to malfunctioning. The fixed IP addresses should be assigned from the DHCP server inside the router, this also allows to easily verify that there are no duplications in the IP address.
The hardware of Telestar DIGIBIT R1, Inverto IDL-400S and Grundig GSS.BOX is the same so that the same firmware can be used. Among the three brands Telestar, Inverto and Grundig the best, without a doubt, is Inverto, and it is the one that has endeavored to update the firmware. Telestar and Grundig are really bad brands.
You can use the Inverto IDL-400S firmware on your DIGIBIT R1 if you feel like it.
I have no more information, I just know that the firmware of Inverto is used to create alternative firmwares (satip-ax) identical for the three devices mentioned (the last one is dated October 23, 2018) but the configuration is much more difficult.
I can only add that the firmware of Inverto works well for me. If you are worried about the guarantee, continue with your current firmware.
All routers have a DHCP server but not all allow you to assign fixed IP addresses. If this is your case, there is no other solution than to assign a fixed IP address on the device outside the automatic IP assignment range of the DHCP server, and verify that this works.
IGMP snooping in the router configuration may interfere, disable IGMP snooping and try, check that the fixed addresses are within the same network range (xxx.xxx.xxx.1-254). If you assign a fixed IP address within the automatic allocation range of the DHCP server, sooner or later it will fail.
If nothing works look for a forum that talks about your router because the problem is there.
My issues regarding SAT > IP detection persisted so I revisited the solutions and came up with this set of detailed instructions:
Here is my solution to achieve reliable SAT>IP detection within TVH on my Digibit Twin.
The problem I was facing was that each time I had to switch off the box the rebooted system more often than not failed to detect my Digibit Twin and I had to reboot the Digibit and my box, sometimes multiple times to restore the tuners.
First thing is to get you TVH server to detect the Digibit at least once, you need this so that you can go into the TVH web interface and extract the xml location on your SAT>IP tuner box.
TVHServer > Configuration TAB > TV Adapters > SAT > IP folder.
Go to the top level of the SAT > IP folder and select the Read-only Info, scroll down to the Location field and copy its contents.
eg in my case this contains: http://192.168.1.3:38400/description.xml
Log into the web interface of the Digibit Twin and select fixed IP address and make certain it matches the IP address that you copied in step one.
Doing this will likely crash TVH and Kodi so you will probably have to reboot your box.
SSH into you Coreelec box
Launch a terminal on your main comp
issue command “ssh email@example.com” replacing the IP address with the IP address of your box
After line “chmod a+x $ADDON_DIR/bin/*”
add the line TVH_ARGS_EXTRA=”–satip_xml the location you copied in step one ”
Take careful note of the fact the there is a double dash infront of satip_xml
eg in my case
Copying and pasting the last line will not work since there are added formating remove the 1 from the end of the line.
Save and close Nano
Issue command “reboot”
That should be it and everytime you reboot it should always find you SAT > IP box.
Latest nightlies break my fix.
This is getting to be a right pain in the arse.
Cannot recommend the Digibit TVtwin - its broken because it doesn’t implement the SAT > IP standard correctly and the manufacturer seems to have abandoned it in terms of updates. These problems have existed with this product for 3 years at this stage - but the only useful info is all in German.
Update: after all that messing about i discovered that the only reliable way to get TVH to detect the Digibit after a CE reboot is to switch on and off the CE box, the Digibit Twin and the Router - all simultaneously. Its worked 4 times in a row.
To me this points to the router as messing up the pathway in some obscure way so maybe a simpler switch would solve the problem ?
UPDATE: After moving to the new nightlies I have been getting consistent detection’s of the Digibit with the boot line added. However I think I have got to the bottom of what was causing the erratic detection’s before. I have a VPN running and it seemed as thougfh the VPN was coming online just at the time that the SAT > IP was been configured. What I did was delay the VPN coming online for 40sec - pushing it out to well beyond the point where the SAT > IP handshakes had happened. It seems that what was probably happening was that the SAT > IP was half way through establishing a connection when the VPN switched the internet away and left the SAT > IP hanging.