[mythtv-users] Sound issues with the pcHDTV 5500 analog tuner

Robert Longbottom RobertCL at iname.com
Fri Dec 15 16:42:54 UTC 2006

Jesse Dhillon wrote:
> To everyone who has successfully configured the analog tuner on one of these 
> cards, how is your sound? Do you have sound issues at all?
> For me, I had to apply a patch to cx88_alsa to make the card release the audio 
> device before changing channels. Otherwise, I could tune to an analog channel, 
> but then if I tuned to a second analog channel the sound would cut out. But, now 
> that I have sound, I'm getting a lot of annoying pops in the sound stream, even 
> though I've raised the quality of the default recording profile quite a bit.
> Has anyone experienced this before? Is the NTSC tuner in this card simply 
> unreliable? The video is quite poor too but I've never used an analog tuner either.
> Thanks,
> Jesse.
I'm not using a pcHDTV tuner, but I am using cx88_alsa with an HVR3000 
card, and I get annoying pops and crackles in the audio when I'm 
watching analog TV.  I posted about it a while ago, but no-one replied.  
I'm in the UK so this is using a PAL tuner.

Any thoughts might help both situations I guess.


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