[mythtv-users] pcHDTV HD3000, MythTV, DVB

Chad masterclc at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 03:39:35 EDT 2005

On 7/18/05, Mike Schommer <schome1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am having difficulties with my hd3000 card. I installed mythtv, but when I
> run the backend, I get the following messages.
> 2005-07-18 20:34:33.618 New DB connection, total: 1
>  Starting up as the master server.
>  2005-07-18 20:34:33.629 New DB connection, total: 2
>  2005-07-18 20:34:33.633 DVB#0 DVB SI Table Parser Started
>  2005-07-18 20:34:33.634 DVB#0 Using DVB card 0, with frontend pcHDTV HD3000
>  2005-07-18 20:34:33.634 DVB#0 ERROR - Unable to find channel in database.
>  2005-07-18 20:34:33.634 DVB#0 ERROR - Failed to get channel options for
> channel 3.
>  2005-07-18 20:34:33.638 New DB scheduler connection
>  is defined, but isn't attached to a cardinput.
>  2005-07-18 20:34:33.640 New DB connection, total: 3
>  2005-07-18 20:34:33.643 mythbackend version:
> www.mythtv.org
>  2005-07-18 20:34:33.643 Enabled verbose msgs : important general
>  2005-07-18 20:34:35.643 Reschedule requested for id -1.
>  2005-07-18 20:34:35.670 Scheduled 0 items in 0.0 = 0.02 match + 0.00 place
>  2005-07-18 20:34:35.672 Seem to be woken up by USER
>  2005-07-18 20:34:43.646 New DB connection, total: 4
> Also, when I run mythfilldatabase, I get the following...
> Unmarking repeats from grabber that fall within our new episode
> window...found 0
>  2005-07-18 20:35:50.490 Connecting to backend server: (try 1
> of 5)
>  Connection timed out.
>  You probably should modify the Master Server settings
>  in the setup program and set the proper IP address.
>  error resceduling id -1 in
> ScheduledRecording::signalChange
> I am trying to setup the DVB card instead of the pcHDTV card because I have
> the DVB drivers installed. I have verified that DVB works with this card by
> capturing a .ts file and viewing it via mplayer. Does anyone have any clue
> what's going on. I am running kernel 2.6.12-2.
> Thanks 
> _______________________________________________

Someone should write a really nice, easy to follow how-to on this. 
It's not as easy as some people would like to think it is...

Make sure you don't have cx88-atsc loaded.  Only the cx88-dvb module. 
Then, fire up mythtv-setup, and head over to "Capture Cards".  Choose
new, then change card type until you get to DVB.  If you get the
message "Could not open card #-0" then there is a chance that
something is using your card at the moment.  Try to kill any processes
using the card (this includes mythbackend).  Also, I suggest doing
this as root for now to ensure you have proper permissions to access
the card.  If you get the message "pcHDTV HD3000 HDTV" then you are a
go.  Mission is a go, we have lift off....

Anyway, from there on out it gets a bit tricky, but that is probably
by far the hardest part I had.  Once I got to that point, it seems a
fair amount of documentation is there to play with, at least at that
point you can actually watch something from your card inside myth
(which is quite a joy for the first time).


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