[mythtv] DVB Status

Edward Wildgoose edward.wildgoose at frmhedge.com
Sun Aug 10 23:40:03 EDT 2003

> > Hopefully, still in the spirit of this thread ...
> >
> > I'm trying to get a Nova-S card (w/o decoder) to work w/ mythtv (current
> > CVS version). It works w/ xine, so I'm sure the card is delivering.
> >  I've installed the MythChannels .10 patch and code as well at the
> > current linuxtv 1.0.0 dvb drivers.  Mythtv works fine with my PVR350,
> > although I started w/ a clean database for this test. I had a few
> > problems initializing the database for a DVB-S card, though nothing that
> > mysql couldn't fix. Once I get things working, I'll report in more
> >
> > The backend tunes the card and reports FE_HAS_LOCK.
> > Running Mythtv produces a blank screen and no console output other than
> > a "connecting to backend..." msg.  Changing the use_ts flag (0 or 1)
> > seems to make no difference.
> >
> > The backend output is at the end of the post.
> >
> > Any ideas?
> First guess would be (since you got lock), either Symbol Rate or Pids
> setting. Would you double check these first?

Another way to test would perhaps be to tune manually using dvbstream and
the exact params you have set for your tuning params.

I'm not clear whether "scan" which comes with your 1.00 driver works easily
with DVB-S (it's fine with dvb-t...), however, if you run this it will
generate a channels.conf format file which you can easily look at and see
your available channels/double check your settings, and even import the file
via myth channels.

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