[mythtv-users] Australian channel scan

Matthew Carle matthew_carle at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 4 10:12:07 UTC 2005


> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org 
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Jim Householder
> Sent: Monday, 3 October 2005 11:58 PM
> To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> Subject: [mythtv-users] Australian channel scan
> Hi
> I'm making some progress with mythtv.  Using the excellent 
> guidance at http://wilsonet.com/mythtv/fcmyth.php I have 
> 0.18.1-114 running on FC4.
> Hardware:  V-Stream DTV DVB-T, 2.4GHz P4, 1GB ram
> I can watch the composite input from a VCR ok, but no digital yet.
> I adjusted the permissions on /dev/dvb so the card can be 
> seen and identified ok, and the channel scan button is now 
> active in the channel editor.
> I'm stuck here.  I have no idea how to set up the scan 
> parameters.  I suspect 'auto' is sufficient for most.  All I 
> get is 'no lock'.  I've tried 571625000 for channel 34 (SBS 
> in my area) and 520000000 (start of the UHF band).
> What frequency should I use?

You can look up frequencies here:

You can also try some of the modulation parameters here:

I had to use the "Carriers: 8k" parameter (don't know what is is called in
mythtv) but the rest were auto.

Good luck,

> Jim
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