[mythtv-users] Setup-help for external set-top-box / receiver / tuner

cardboil cardboil at gmail.com
Mon Dec 19 01:57:32 EST 2005

I have an external receiver for my digital cable connection.  This receiver
has a Composite Video out, which I have connected to the Composite Video in
of my Hauppage Win TV PVR USB2.

In mytthtv-setup, I set up a dummy video source called STB and connected it
to my Video0 -> Composite input of my capture card.  I created a fake
channel 3 with a null freqid and set that as the default channel for this
input connection.

When I go to live TV, I can see the video from whatever channel my STB is
tuned to.  However, when I try to record it, it creates an empty recording.
I notice the following error in backend logs:

2005-12-19 11:22:53.125 Channel::GetCurrentChannelNum(): Failed to find
Channel ''
2005-12-19 11:22:53.125 Channel(/dev/video0)::TuneTo(): Error, failed to
find channel.
2005-12-19 11:22:53.125 TVRec(1) Error: Failed to set channel to 1.

NOTE: I am using SVN.

How do I get Myth not to try to tune to the frequency but simply record off
the stream coming from S-Video input?  I'd appreciate any pointers on how to
set up the card input and connections to make this work.

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