[mythtv] Re: [mythtv-commits] Re: Ticket #804: DVB signal monitor, signal level OSD (race condition ?)

Allan Stirling Dibblahmythml0015 at pendor.org
Tue Dec 13 17:27:03 EST 2005

Stuart Morgan wrote:
> On Tuesday 13 Dec 2005 22:02, MythTV wrote:
>> Got a message from John that he couldn't reproduce. It may have just been
>> a fluke, but if anyone experiences something similar, reopen this ticket.
> I wonder if we can get a fuller description of the problem and what should 
> happen?
> I almost always get the message "You should have got a signal lock by now" or 
> words to that effect -> the lock is always achieved though and I assumed that 
> the timeout values were too short for my card. As I don't watch live TV often 
> I didn't give it much thought.

Your timeout values may indeed be too short. At one time, it defaulted to ~1.5 
seconds, if I remember correctly, which is just too short for a diseqc switch 
  and CAM. This default is currently 60 seconds - But is only updated when 
recreating the card from scratch.

The configuration setting is available in mythtv-setup, under capture cards / 
Card / (signal + channel timeout).



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