[mythtv-users] pcHDTV 5500 setup woes

Michael Larson mythtv at lrlart.com
Fri Dec 8 01:05:00 UTC 2006


I am using 2 pcHDTV 5500, but have only wired up the DVB drivers--these
are sufficient for both NTSC and ATSC.

Watching liveTV works great for me, just an fyi if you are working cable
feeds though--I'm having problems with recording from cable (comcast
QAM256)--in my case the HD channels (at least) are not set up correctly
for recording (missing mplex entry in the myth db). 


> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [mythtv-users] pcHDTV 5500 setup woes
> From: Jesse Dhillon <tobor at berkeley.edu>
> Date: Thu, December 07, 2006 5:41 pm
> To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> Hi,
> I've just installed a pcHDTV 5500 into my Myth box and am having major 
> problems getting NTSC channels to work. There are some problems with 
> HDTV also but first I want to get these channels working.
> I've downloaded and installed the drivers from the pcHDTV website, they 
> are the v4l-dvb modules and they are now loaded although they seem to be 
> no different than the ones I got with my distro (Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy). In 
> mythtv-setup I select the input card as a DVB tuner and I setup my video 
> sources (one lineup for digital cable, one for analog cable).
> This card displays four input connections: DVB, Television, Svideo and 
> Composite (the last three are /dev/video0). I connect Television to the 
> analog cable lineup and hit "Fetch channels from listings." I've read in 
> a couple places that this is how you pickup NTSC channels.
> Sounds good. I quit, not without a message saying that Card 0 has as 
> it's beginning channel 47 which does not exist (even though I set it to 
> 10 in the input connections page). So, after pulling the listings, I go 
> to mythfrontend and hit Watch TV, see the HUD come up for Channel 10 and 
> then....hard freeze. Total lockup.
> When I try 'tvtime -d /dev/video0' I get a permission denied error until 
> I sudo, then it gets the TV perfectly (as perfect as analog channels can 
> be). Any ideas here? This is maddening! What could Myth possibly be 
> doing to cause a hard freeze!?
> Thanks in advance for any ideas,
> Jesse.
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