[mythtv-users] PCHDTV-3000 2.0 settings

Greg Woods greg at gregandeva.net
Tue Jun 7 16:06:44 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-06-07 at 07:58 -0700, Mudit Wahal wrote:

> The freqid 3 looks fishy to me.

It comes from the default starting channel, which is "3". That's a valid
channel on my cable system.

>  The freqid for digital stations is in
> format x-y.

I don't have digital cable, I only have analog. Does that matter? (I did
say I'm a newbie in the TV world, right? :-)  If so, where is the
setting I need to tweak for that?

I did buy an HDTV card because I do plan to get digital cable
eventually, once the prices of HD-capable TV sets come down to something
reasonable. But right now I just have analog via standard coax.

My local cable system does offer digital cable now even though I don't
subscribe to it, so this could certainly result in bogus channel data
being downloaded from ZapIt if the data is for digital but I have
analog. Is that a possibility here?

>  live TV by default doesn't work unless you have set
> the starting channel correctly. Change the default channel in
> mythsetup to 5_1 or something which works for you. 

This is the first time I've seen an underscore and two numbers to
specify a channel. What does this mean?

Thanks again for the help that's been given to me so far.


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