Hi Steven and thank you for your reply.
I had not been using the 15g version, but downloaded it and gave it another try.
I've done some additional investigating and here is what I have found.
If I set the transponder information in the TBS IP tool, then start DVB dream, I am able to see the signal strength of the transponder as well as data quality as shown in this image. To get to this point, I close TBS IP, start DVB dream, and select Manual Scan (I had previously set the transponders accordingly)
As you can see, the scan is successful, but since I did not select a transponder, frequeecy, or symbol rate, the transponders can not be added to the list. From a programming perspective, I can understand why this happens.
If I then select that same transponder from the drop-down list, the signal strength/data quality bars disappear, as such. However, any scan attempt results in 0 channels being found. (I did not clear the list after the last image thus the channels still appear despite a failed scan.)
I am not sure of what the green checkmark button is intended to accomplish (my guess would be attempt lock with the new parameters), but pressing it makes no difference so far as I can tell. If anyone knows what this green check should do, that would be much appreciated.
If I elect to change the polarity to H, the signal/data quality bars re-appear, but there are no data presented.
If I re-select V, the signal bars disappear again.
Running DVBDream as a normal user or Administrator yields the same results.
I hope this helps.