[mythtv-users] Ugly TV Capture/Blank LiveTV with PVR-250

James Meyer james.meyer at operamail.com
Sun Aug 8 11:42:04 EDT 2004

On Sunday 08 August 2004 10:25, Benjamin Carlisle wrote:
> Here is the output of my modprobe tveeprom:
> tvee: Hauppauge: model=32032, rev=B326, serial#=7194195
> tvee: tuner=Temic 4036FY5 (idx=26, type=8)
> tvee: tuner fmt=NTSC(M) (eeprom=0x08, v4l2=0x00001000)
> tvee: audio_processor=MSP3440 (type=11) 
> I tried changing my ivtv option "tuner=39" to "tuner=8" and I did get some
> channel audio, but the video was static. Is this the correct type?
> Thanks for the help...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Michael T. Dean
> Sent: Sunday, August 08, 2004 7:45 AM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Ugly TV Capture/Blank LiveTV with PVR-250
> Benjamin Carlisle wrote:
> >   However, when it comes to LiveTV, I'm having issues. If I open up 'Watch
> >TV' within the Frontend, I get a blank screen for about 10 seconds, and
> then
> >it returns to the frontend menu. I'm guessing something may be segfaulting.
> >Here's another interesting fact.. The resulting MPG from a "cat /dev/video0
> >  
> >
> >>test.mpg" comes through, but it is VERY ugly. There is an high-pitched
> >>    
> >>
> >audio whining in the background and the screen is distorted and full of
> >short white lines (I'll furnish a screenshot if someone thinks it will
> >help). At first I thought it may be a frequency issue... I'm in the States,
> >so I am using NTSC and a cable input on the card. I checked that I'm set to
> >NTSC, tried both the us-cable and us-cable-hrc frequency tables, etc. No
> >dice. Also strange is that "ptune.pl" segfaults.
> > 
> >   There is a clue in the mythfrontend output: I have one line which says
> >"Unexpected response to MYTH_PROTO_VERSION". I'm not sure if that has
> >anything to do with the problem.. I have not upgraded/changed either the
> >frontend or backend. There are no real clues in the mythbackend.log. I've
> >tried all the PCI slots on the board with the same results.
> > 
> >   I did change my tuner type (for ivtv module) to 39, because the default
> >of tuner=2 was straight-up static. I also modified the XF86Config-4 so that
> >I could use the TV's Horiz/Vert refresh values.
> >  
> >
> Sounds like 39 is the wrong tuner type.  What's the output of modprobe 
> tveeprom (it will be in /var/log/messages or the output of dmesg).
> Mike
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The rev number is not the same but the link http://mysettopbox.tv/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2005  may help you out.

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