[mythtv-users] help - this is just too much

George Styles george at ripnet.co.uk
Mon Oct 25 13:47:48 UTC 2004

FWIW I have exactly the same problem with DVB-T cards.

It should detect that there is no signal, and either provide a 'dummy' no 
signal picture, or be able to change channel. I was hoping the recent 
commits would fix this, but they dont :(


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Eyal Lebedinsky" <eyal at eyal.emu.id.au>
To: "list Mythtv-users" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2004 2:35 PM
Subject: [mythtv-users] help - this is just too much

> It is not unusual to lose a digital station here. When this happens
> the frontend does not always allow me to get out. It just sits there
> with a black screen. I have to kill it. Sometime it does give up
> after a while.
> But it is not done yet. When you restart the frontend and go to
> "Watch TV" it remembers the last channel and goes for it again.
> Maybe it is the backend that remembers, but the result is still
> the same. I have to run the backend setup and change the default
> channel to a working one.
> 1) Why does the backend change the default channel? I prefer that
> it stays as I set it. The frontend may remember things but I cannot
> see how one frontend should change the default of the backend.
> 2) It would be really nice if I can chose the channel for "Watch TV"
> before entering it.
> Or did I miss something simple?
> Here is an example. In this case the frontend recovers after 15s, but
> the backend will continue to tune to channel 9 whenever I try to
> Watch TV.
> 2004-10-25 23:21:14 Changing from None to WatchingLiveTV
> 2004-10-25 23:21:15 DVB#0 Using DVB card 0, with frontend DVB-T Zarlink 
> MT352 demodulator driver.
> 2004-10-25 23:21:15 DVB#0 WARNING - Status: NO LOCK!
> 2004-10-25 23:21:16 DVB#0 Successfully tuned to channel 9.
> 2004-10-25 23:21:16 DVB#0 Recorder: Card opened successfully.
> Audiostream: Layer: 2  BRate: 192 kb/s  Freq: 48.0 kHz
> 2004-10-25 23:21:31 Couldn't read data from the capture card in 15 
> seconds.  Game over, man.
> 2004-10-25 23:21:47 Changing from WatchingLiveTV to None
> 2004-10-25 23:21:47 Closing DVB recorder
> 2004-10-25 23:21:47 Closing DVB channel
> -- 
> Eyal Lebedinsky (eyal at eyal.emu.id.au) <http://samba.org/eyal/>
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