[mythtv-users] pcHDTV 3000: Questions from a MythTV newbie

Chad masterclc at gmail.com
Sat Jul 30 23:17:42 EDT 2005

On 7/29/05, Brandon Rogers <blrogers at ieee.org> wrote:
> Thanks, David for you comments.  I found out that I had a bad firmware file.
> I replaced it and the scan started working as it should.  I do have another
> question, though...  Do the DVB drivers need a stronger signal than the v4l
> drivers?  I've noticed that when I use the v4l drivers with xine, I get
> several (about 10) HD channels) in the area.  My HDTV also receives about
> that many.  However, when I do a scan with the DVB drivers, I only get one
> channel locked and tuned.  Does that sound strange?  Also, I do have a
> pretty cheesy antenna, but it seems to work well enough for me right now.
> What kind of antenna setups (rotating attic setups, outdoor stationary
> mounts, etc) does everyone have?
> Thanks,
> Brandon

I struggled quite a bit at first getting my card setup, but it's
really solid once you are done.  Most of the info I used is on this
list, but some of it is on the pchdtv.com forums.  The channel bit I
ran into to, it seemed that whatever channel I tuned to using
dtvsignal (I think, it's been a bit since I actually used anything but
myth to tune a channel) would be the channel it was stuck on when
scanning.  Use Scan for channels using existing transport, it seemed
to be the option that finally worked for me.

Good Luck!

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