[mythtv-users] Card PVR250/350 alternative

Prash prashk at staff.btltd.net
Tue Sep 21 06:03:40 EDT 2004

>> Will ivtv drivers work with brroktree or do I need to get a
>> driver from somewhere else? I quite like the PVR250/350
>> quality but since xawtv or any other software do not scan
>> channels with PVRs and I want to build an interface to iron
> What's wrong with using scantv from the xawtv package ? Works fine with my
> PVR-350 using ivtv ck100z. Ok, so you can't use xawtv with the PVR cards,
> but it doesn't stop you using scantv while watching the card output
> (mplayer
> /dev/video0 works fine for this).

ah - I didn't know that. I read somewhere that whole xawtv/scantv etc is
only for bt cards and don't work with pvrX50.I'll give that scantv a whirl

> Also, test_ioctl (or ivtvctl in later versions) lets you manually set a
> frequency, easy enough to write a script to cycle through them and check
> the
> output of ivtvctl -I to see when you're close to a channel.

Yes that is an option. thanks
> Also, ptune.pl (again from the ivtv utils), allows you to set a frequency
> manually with the -F parameter.
> I fail to see what you're missing (apart from maybe Reading TFM).
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