[mythtv-users] mythtv newcomer.. need help setting up live tv

Tim Sailer tps at buoy.com
Wed Oct 20 13:24:49 UTC 2004

On Wed, Oct 20, 2004 at 08:43:18AM -0400, Evan Burrows wrote:
> ok to answer some of the questions.. I have my cable input running to
> a splitter ( i am too cheap to buy another tuner card.  So one runs to
> my cable box and the other to my myth box.

Move the splitter to your cablebox output. The tuner doesn't know what to do
with the digital input.

> I am at work right now but once i get home i will give everything you
> guys said a shot.
> Is the ivtv driver needed for just tv out or do you need it to view
> stuff on your computer monitor as well?

You can use just your VGA card for output, given enough horsepower in
the system. VGA and TV-out are different.

> Does mythbackend need to be running to fire up mythfrontend?  Can
> mythfrontend start if the backend isn't running?  Sorry if these are
> stupid questions.  I believe that i just followed Jarods directions
> and don't remember anything going wrong with that.  Mysql is running
> and i did a mythfilldatabase and can see all my tv listings so since i
> can see the listing does that mean that mythbackend is running or are
> those two separate entities?

Mythfrontend needs at least the database from the backend to start. I'm
not sure, since I've never tried it, if the full backend needs to be running 
to get the front to start. If all you're doing is trying to get live TV
at the moment, you need the backend.

> I will give the stuff you guys said a shot when i get home.  I will
> try to start mythbackend again and see if that was the problem. I just
> wasn't sure that since i started the process in Jarods guide for tvout
> on the pvr-350 that it changed settings so that my monitor isn't

Take one step at a time. Get the base system working first, then go
for the tv-out.

> receiving the feed anymore.  Maybe it is working but since cards tvout
> is not connected to my tv at this time I just can't view anything. 
> Would there be anything special that i needed to do just to view the
> live tv on my monitor?  In that error log i sent you guys it said that


> it was using the tvout on the 350 card, would i be able to view the
> live tv on both my monitor and tv at the same time assuming that all
> the cables were hooked up to the tv?

I'm not sure of that since I just have a 250.


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