[mythtv-users] pcHDTV 5500 channels - DVB and V4L

Jesse Dhillon tobor at berkeley.edu
Thu Dec 14 18:22:58 UTC 2006

I would be interested to know if/how you overcome this as I am having my 
own difficulties with this card.


Bob Sully wrote:
> OK....I finally got mythweb working.
> Now, another newbie question:
> I have a pchdtv HD-5500 card...I'm using Time Warner digital cable in the
> Los Angeles area.  I have the raw cable plugged into the "Television"
> input.  I can scan channels in DVB mode.  However, mythtv-setup won't scan
> any of the low-order SD channels (2 through 98) as a V4L device.  TVTime
> will see these for about a second or two, then lose the signal.  Before I
> had scanned anything on the DVB side, TVTime would let me watch the analog
> channels.  Can this card only be used in one mode at a time, or can Myth
> be configured to see both?  I'm hoping that I just have it configured
> wrong.
> I also have a Firewire card and a DCT-6200 STB, and I have the 6200ch
> script working (so it does change channels on the STB when used from the
> command line).  I have a firewire option set up in the list of capture
> cards, but apparently scanning channels is not yet supported on the
> firewire setup.  How can I test to see if the firewire works within Myth? 
> I'm using Thac's RPMs under Mandriva 2006 x86-64.  I assume that these
> were built with Firewire enabled?  Yes, all the necessary ieee-1394
> modules are loaded.
> Thanks...Bob

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