[mythtv-users] Tuning in a DVB-T card

Jo Shields directhex at apebox.org
Wed Aug 3 19:50:47 UTC 2005

david clements wrote:

>Hello all,
>Ive been trying to get mythtv working for some time under fedora, previously I
>was struggling due to poor Driver support for the 90002 Nova-T but I think by
>using FC4 I have got past that. I am struggling however to get channels tuned
>in, while the channel list is populated this has come from xmltv rather than
>tuning so the channels can not be reached. All scans I have run from mythsetup
>have come up blank, do I need to enter a transport frequency or channel
>frequency to scan? If so where can these frequencies to try be found?
>mythtv-users mailing list
>mythtv-users at mythtv.org
I've found you need to give the channel scanner some "starting" values - 
It then seems to find all other options by itself.

The values you need can be found in a channels.conf file, as used by the 
tool "tzap". Such a file can be created using the tool "scan". Example 
.conf files (as well as the tzap and scan apps) are in the Debian 
package dvb-utils.

For example, from 
/usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/examples/channels.conf-dvbt-oxford.gz (Oxford 
area transmitter):


The values are handily in the order Myth wants them, so just plug in 
numbers until you run out of spaces, and hit next - it'll then scan not 
only that frequency, but all others which are "linked" to that one, e.g. 
in my case 850000000 and others are also scanned when i ask for 578000000

This may or may not be the intended behaviour, but it works for me.

--Jo Shields

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