[mythtv-users] pcHDTV3000 and PVR-150 together?

Bruce Pennypacker bruce at pennypacker.org
Fri Jul 22 11:19:07 EDT 2005

I've gotten a HD-3000 and a PVR-350 to work properly together, but I'm
using the DVB drivers for the HD-3000, not the v4l ones.  The only
problem I currently have is that the program data doesn't match the
channels on the PVR-350 (see my e-mail from last night for the details).
 Here's the rundown of my setup:

- custom kernel.  Only DVB support that's being built is for
the HD-3000.  This took a bit of playing around to get right since it's
not entirely clear in the kernel menuconfig.  Let me know if you want
details on this.

- ivtv-0.3.7

- mythtv-0.18.1 (although I'm currently playing with the latest sources)

You should be able to use the same video source for both cards, although
I'm not sure if that might cause recording problems for you.  It wasn't
difficult for me to set up seperate video sources for each card, and
that'll help ensure that only HD channels are recorded on the HD-3000
and everything else is recorded on the PVR-350.


Greg Woods wrote:
> Has anyone actually successfully used a pcHDTV3000 and a PVR-150
> together in the same machine? In the end, I'd like to use the PVR-150 as
> the main tuner for analog cable, and use the 3000 for OTA HDTV via an
> antenna. Can this be done? Right now I've got FC3 with a 2.6.10 kernel.
> I originally had the 3000 only and the machine worked mostly OK (when I
> didn't mess up the config parameters )-:  I tried adding the PVR-150 and
> installing ivtv, but the new card doesn't work. I can configure it in
> Myth, but tuning to it produces only a black screen with brief streaks
> of color. xawtv segfaults when given /dev/video1.
> I suspect the root of this problem is that I'm trying to use two
> different drivers for two similar devices (as far as the kernel is
> concerned). They are both /dev/video devices with major number 81, so I
> suspect that means I have to find one driver that works for both. I
> don't think I can use v4l (cx*) for the 3000 and then try to use ivtv
> for the 150. Is there a driver that works for both? If not, I'll
> probably remove the 3000 and use the 150 only with ivtv drivers; I
> gather that is known to work and I don't have any HD content yet anyway.
> If I do use two cards, can I use the same video source for both given
> that they are both connected to the same cable source, or would I need
> to create a second exactly identical video source?
> --Greg

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