[mythtv-users] DVB in Guildford, UK...

Jules Gosnell jules at coredevelopers.net
Mon Dec 13 15:16:02 UTC 2004

Julian Edwards wrote:

>On Mon, 2004-12-13 at 10:46, Jules Gosnell wrote:
>>I'm just starting out with MythTV.
>>I've set up an unused box with a Nova-T DVB card, installed FC3 with a 
>>dvb-friendly kernel etc...
>>It took me a bit of messing around to get the card tuned in to my local 
>>transmitter - Guildford.
>>However, I am still short of a few Channels (ITV in particular).
>>If anyone has a complete channels.conf (to use with zap2myth) or db 
>>tables for this transmitter, or would like to collaborate on one/them, I 
>>should be interested to hear from them.
>I'm in Guildford also, and I've actually found it better to point at the
>Crystal Palace transmitter.  
>Can you get all the channels you want on a set-top box?  It's worth
>checking with something that you know will work as you may need to get
>an omniband aerial (you can tell what you have now by the colour of the
>plastic insert at the end - I think omnibands have black ones).
>My Crystal Palace channels.conf attached for your reference.


no joy.

Looks like I will have to stick with the Guildford transmitter. Using 
your channels.conf I lose all my channels...

Are aerials directional ? Perhaps the one on my roof just happens to be 
pointing more in the direction of the Guildford transmitter ?

I am 2-3 miles due south of Guildford - perhaps you are to the north...

I have persevered a little with linuxtv-dvb-apps-1.1.0 
(http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/~brejc8/dvb/) which I am using to scan for 
channels and zap to myth which I am using to convert my channel.conf to 
sql inserts for the myth db - but there are several issues :

- scan - seems to run for ever round and round - I can never be sure 
when it has actually finished.
- zap2myth:  channels seem to get lost
- zap2myth : sql syntax gets broken with multiple '''s
- zap2myth : NULL inserts into the icon column break the import...

I haven't got the time to roll my own zap2myth and it is time consuming 
manually fixing every iteration before importing...

What did you use to scan and convert ?



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