[mythtv-users] Two Nova-T cards?
funkytwig at gmail.com
Thu Nov 24 07:36:58 EST 2005
On 23/11/05, Jules Gosnell <jules at coredevelopers.net> wrote:
> I have two NOVA-Ts (different chipsets). Individually they both work
> fine. When I put them both in together, my signal seemed seriously
> degraded and MythTV seemed to get pretty confused (perhaps because it
> could not tune the cards) - chaos ensued, myth fell apart, so I took out
> one of the cards.
Have you tried bying a amplifier for your areal. You can get them
from argos or dixons. I have not tried this with freeview but I have
with analog TV when I was running several sets. Not sure if the
normal ones work but you can get freevew ones.
> I haven't had the courage or time to try again yet - but this is
> something that I shall need to do over the next couple of weeks. If
> anyone can give me any pointers I would be very grateful.
> The card installed at the moment gives 'Philips Semiconductors SAA7146'
> via lspci - the other uses the Connexant chipset. They both seem to be
> model '909' (but I thought that different chipset implied different
> model no.).
> I'd be interested to know what needed patching in the driver[s]/kernel
> and what chipsets other people are running with. Somehow, I can't see
> myself getting this working by christmas :-(
> Perhaps if we all put our heads together we can figure this one out. The
> Philips card is on loan (I was too pessimistic to buy one straight
> away!). So I could go pick another Connexant based card if that helped
> (only one driver to hack :-) ).
> Ciaran wrote:
> >On 11/22/05, Weston, Toby <toby.weston at misys.com> wrote:
> >> Just wondering what people's experiences of using two Nova-T DVB cards
> >>in the
> >> UK? I know people have with great success but were there any gotchas?
> >> reason I ask is I got my first card running (yey!) and got all flashy
> >> threw in the other one, now ... neither work! I'll look into it more but
> >> wondered if there was any obvious no-nos?
> >> Cheers,
> >> Toby
> >> Ps, although I get FE_HAS_LOCK ok from tzap, mplayer doesn't display
> >> anything or give me anything meaningful to work from (other than
> >> about working on 2 steams(?))
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> >Err, it really was as simple as throwing both cards in for me! Sorry,
> >but yes a pair of Nova-t cards do definately work. When I got it
> >working the drivers needed modifications and I had to hack the kernel,
> >I've not dared upgrade to the recent kernel for fear of losing my TV
> >Cheers, if there's anything you need from me, just ask.
> >- Ciaran
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> >one, gets one)
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