[mythtv-users] Hauppauge 250 : Snow - Arrg!

Claude Boucher mythtv.user at gmail.com
Mon Aug 15 18:44:11 UTC 2005


Is your PVR-250 connected to the cable box through the composite or 
S-Video input?

If I recall correctly, /usr/bin/ivtvctl -p 4 works for the coax input of 
the card. Since you have nothing connected to the coax in, the snow is 
normal. Try -p 5 (/usr/bin/ivtvctl -p  5) for a composite (RCA) input or 
-p 6 (/usr/bin/ivtvctl -p  5) for the S-Video.

Good luck.


Michael Norman a écrit :

>I have a model '980' - called '976' in Canada - hooked up to (Rogers
>Cable in Ottawa)
>a Scientific Atlanta Explorer 2000 cable box:
>Hauppauge WinTV PVR 250 32062 Rev.C185
>chips: cx23416-12, saa7115HL, K4S643232H-TC60, msp3445g-b8, pic16c54,
>atmel 24c02, pcm1800e
>tuner: NTSC/NTSC-J (TCL2002N ?)
>connectors: TV, SVideo, Composite in, audio in, IR in
>pcb: 320000-03B (c) 2004
>package model name: WinTV PVR250 Model 980 (USA)
>other report: Model 976 (Canada)
>tveeprom: Hauppauge: model = 32062, rev = C185, serial# = xxxxxxx
>tveeprom: tuner = TCL 2002N (idx = 85, type = 50)
>tveeprom: tuner fmt = NTSC(M) (eeprom = 0x08, v4l2 = 0x00001000)
>tveeprom: audio_processor = MSP3445 (type = 12)
>ivtv: i2c attach [client=MSP3445G-B8,ok]
>I've put it into an Asus Pundit-R and followed Jarod's instructions
>but when I get
>to the part where you can first try to 'see' if video is being captured:
># /usr/bin/ivtvctl -u 0x3000
># /usr/bin/ivtvctl -p 4
># /usr/bin/ivtvctl -f width=720,height=480
># mplayer -vo xv /dev/video0
>all I get is snow :-( Arrg!
>I've tried this with both Fedora Core 3 and 4 using the ATrpms'
>kickstart, always
>ending up with the same problem.
>I tried the 'bleeding' repository and loaded
>ivtv-0.3.6w-94.rhfc4.at.i386.rpm and
>saw the message:
>ivtv: Encoder Firmware may be buggy, use version 0x02040011
>Is this the cause of the snow? How do I upgrade the firmware from Linux?
>Another google search mentioned that perhaps the SA-2000 box may be
>pumping out the signal in 'US-CABLE-HRC' instead of 'US-CABLE'.
>What ivtvctl setting do I use to test this?
>Any help whatsoever would be greatly appreciated!!
>Thanks in advance,
>Mike Norman
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