[mythtv-users] A few MythTV issues

Bill Atkins atkinw at rpi.edu
Tue Aug 1 12:25:54 UTC 2006

I'm trying to set up MythTV with my Hauppauge PVR-150, but I'm having
a couple of problems:

1.  If I connect the output jack of my satellite set-top box to the
input of my tuner card, I'd expect to be able to tune to channel 3 on
my machine and watch TV from the satellite.  This doesn't work - every
channel I tune to is static.  I've tried this from within MythTV and
also by manually tuning the IVTV drivers to 3 and then mplaying
/dev/video0 .

2.  I'd like to be able to play my PlayStation2 through my tuner card
(one of the reasons I bought the tuner card was to eliminate the space
my TV takes up).  If I plug my playstation into the composite inputs
and select them as an input, this works.  However, there's one fairly
large problem - a five-second lag between pressing a button and seeing
a reaction.  Obviously, this is no way to play a game.  Does this have
something to do with the time it takes my card to encode MPEG's, and
if so, how can I turn that off?

3.  The mythfilldatabase command fails spectacularly for me.  It
downloads the files without any issue, but then the terminal is
flooded with messages like this:

DB Error (Inserting into dd_schedule):
Query was:
INSERT INTO dd_schedule
Driver error was [2/1064]:
QMYSQL3: Unable to execute query
Database error was:
You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that
corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use
near 'repeat,stereo,subtitled,hdtv,closecaptioned,tvrating,partnumber,parttotal,endtim'
at line 1

Any help would be appreciated.

Software: MythTV 0.18.1, IVTV 0.4.6, Linux 2.6.15-686
Hardware: Hauppauge PVR-150
Input: DirecTV satellite


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