WIT can also be used for watching TV via satellite or terrestrial transmission. At the moment only the Linux version supports this feature.

First of all, the program settings have to be checked. You need to configure the following:

  1. location of your „channels.conf“
  2. LOF settings

The format of a channels.conf file is explained on several pages in the Internet. The Linux command line tool „w_scan“ can be used to create such a file in a simple way:

  • for DVB-S/S2: „w_scan -fs -s S19E2 > ASTRA_channels.conf“
  • for DVB-T: „w_scan -ft -c DE > TEREST_channels.conf“
  • for DVB-C: „w_scan -fc -c DE > CABLE_channels.conf“

The „Local Oscillation Frequency“ (LOF) settings include:

  • low: the start frequency for the low band (default: 9750 MHz)
  • high: the start frequency for the high band (default: 10600 MHz)
  • switch: the threshold value for switching between low and high frequency band (default: 11700 MHz)

You have to adjust the LOF settings to non standard values, if your used LNB is already in use for a very long time. In this case the oscillating crystals might be too old and have gone under physical changes, which lead to a frequency shift.

After all program settings are correct, you can start TV watching via a click on the „DVB-T/C/S“ button in the tool bar.

A new player will be open showing the hint „Analyzing input“. You have to wait some moments until all needed codec parameters are known.

As soon as all needed codec parameters are detected, the TV picture is shown and the sound starts.

A double click on the TV picture brings the display to „fullscreen mode“. This mode can be left again via another double click.