[mythtv-users] cheap TV-Card
tony at maro.net
Mon Mar 29 21:22:26 EST 2004
> I do think it is a bad card. I tried running the Xawtv 'scantv -a'
> it really only finds like 10 or 15 of the total 40 channels and they are
> ridden with interference too. The whole process was really aggravating,
> luckily I eventually managed to get the second card working, thereby pointing
> to a serious flaw in the first card.
If a card is detected improperly, it might cause this as well. My tuner
type was set wrong by default and gave the results you describe. I
could tune to a few channels, but the quality was extremely poor. I
exchanged the card and got the same results. Finally I learned you
needed to add the tuner type to the modules.conf to get it to work right.
For some reason the FIRST time I installed it, I didn't have this
problem. It was only after a reformat and second install that this
happened and at first I thought I'd fried the card somehow.
So perhaps one tuner is set properly and the other isn't...
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