[mythtv-users] Problem tuning PVR250

Graham, Douglas J djgrah at solutia.com
Mon Jun 28 05:53:19 EDT 2004

Hi Paul,
I have a similar problem with a 350 (also in the UK). I have got all the info in the databse for the 5 terrestrial channels but still get static in myth.
I have checked the card is working ok by switching on the tv out and manually tuning the card with the ptune-ui.pl PERL utility in the IVTV directory (I
know this isn't much use for your 250, you may be able to use xawtv?). I found the first channel at 64 I think, but this will depend on your area I guess.
I have not persevered with trying to get the aerial working in myth yet due other problems (still can't get sound), I have switched to composite video
 Have a look at Jarod's excellent Howto - http://wilsonet.com/mythtv/ specifically the configutarion of IVTV in section 11 to check you have the inputs
set up correctly.
I set the video input using the line /usr/bin/test_ioctl -p 4. This should correspond to aerial input not composite or S-video (I guess the 250 is the
same as the 350 in this respect)


-----Original Message-----
From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of an_other_tester at yahoo.co.uk
Sent: 25 June 2004 19:37
To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
Subject: [mythtv-users] Problem tuning PVR250

Hi All,

I'm having trouble getting my PVR250 to work with
MythTV. Basically, I've managed to get all of the
software installed, and (I think) up and running, but
when I choose to watch TV, there's just static. After
then having a search around, I found out how to tune
the card, and I entered the information using the mythfilldatabase --manual command. Then, hoping it would work, I tried it again, and still just static.
I then went through and tried every channel from 1 - 100 using the Myth front end, and all of them appear to have static on them - there's no signal on
any of them. Do you guys have any suggestions on what to try next. I'm not too sure what information to include on here, but if it helps, I'm in the UK
(PAL) and my modules.conf file looks like this : 

path[toplevel]=/lib/modules/`uname -r`/updates
# default path
path[toplevel]=/lib/modules/`uname -r`

alias eth0 sis900
alias char-major-61 lirc_i2c
alias usb-controller usb-ohci
alias usb-controller1 ehci-hcd
# nvidia kernel module
alias char-major-195 nvidia-1.0-4363

alias char-major-116 snd
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss
alias snd-card-0 snd-intel8x0
alias sound-slot-0 snd-intel8x0

# ivtv modules setup
alias char-major-81 videodev
alias char-major-81-0 ivtv
options ivtv ivtv_debug=1 mpg_buffers=90
options tuner type=20
options msp3400 once=1 simple=1
add below ivtv msp3400 saa7115 tuner

Any suggestions you have will be greatly appreciated



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