[mythtv-users] Problems tuning PVR 250

Brad brad at bradandkim.net
Fri Dec 17 15:00:24 UTC 2004

On Mon, 2004-12-13 at 16:32 -0600, Lane Schwartz wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Dec 2004 07:40:18 -0600, Brad <brad at bradandkim.net> wrote:
> > I am running the coax out from a digital cable box into the tuner of a
> > PVR 250 and I can't get it tuned in at all.  I have been running
> > `/usr/lib/ivtv/ptune-ui.pl &  mplayer /dev/video0` and trying all
> > different combinations.  Things definitely change and range anywhere
> > from a black screen to a screen with wavy colors, to regular old snow.
> > The tuner
> > shows up as a type 2 and I added that option to modprobe.conf:
> Have you tried this:
> cat /dev/video0 > /tmp/tmp.mpg
> mplayer -vo xv /tmp/tmp.mpg
> That is what finally worked for me. Also for me, even when I tuned
> snow or waves with what you tried, Myth had no problems with the
> tuner. Might be worth seeing if Myth recognizes the card, even if you
> have problems manually tuning.
> HTH,
> Lane


This turned out to be my case as well.  Even though I cannot tune a
viewable picture by manually tuning, mythtv shows the picture fine
(well, it needs a little work, but I am happy for now).  Thanks for the
help and suggestions everyone.


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