[mythtv-users] FC4 and HD-3000 DVB vs.QAM Issue in latest kernel

David Ellis david at ellisonline.ca
Thu Nov 24 11:23:20 EST 2005

My <Chuckle> was actually more of a "I've been there and asked the same
question", no offense intended, I asked the same question of myself when I
did a kernel upgrade, and it's ironic to see others go thru the same thing.

I was happy to share the results of my quest, and meant no offense. Welcome
to one of the challenges of email - its hard to convey meanings without the
benefit of the other queues humans are used to.


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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of R. Geoffrey Newbury
Sent: Thursday, November 24, 2005 11:12 AM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] FC4 and HD-3000 DVB vs.QAM Issue in latest

On Thu, 24 Nov 2005 02:37:38 -0700, Chad wrote:
>I wouldn't worry about it too much, it is very likely it's just the
>difference in DVB versions.  As long as myth is picking it up as a DVB
>device, and you actually get a picture when all is said and done, you
>can call it a pickle-2.1.3 and it really wouldn't matter.
>I think the chuckle was more of a "it's kind of funny to see how
>people interpret things" than a "you're an idiot" thing ;)  But who

Well I interpreted the 'chuckle' as the bit of the latter.. Someone who
knew something chuckling that someone else did not know what that arcane 
'Or3874-DD-wigdet' reference actually referred to.

What this actually points out is that the ivtv guys have forgotten the
reason for that output: to provide useful information,  -not- just for
them, but for -everyone- who uses the software.
The output should say something like: 
Found pcHDTV 3000
PcHDTV 3000 using tuner chipset: Or3875-DD-widget revision
PcHDTV 3000 using encoder chipset: TD1234  revision

Then at least, those who do not know what a TD1234 is would gain as much
useful information out of it as the person who knows.

It might even make debugging errors a little easier.

Just my 2 cents. Buy some cranberry sauce with it!

R. Geoffrey Newbury                          newbury at mandamus.org
Barrister and Solicitor                         Telephone: 905-271-9600

Mississauga,Ontario, Canada              Facsimile:   905-271-1638

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