[mythtv-users] pcHDTV 3000 Installed, Now What?

Drew Tomlinson drew at mykitchentable.net
Thu Jan 12 19:12:06 UTC 2006

I finally got my pcHDTV 3000 card installed on Gentoo.  I created a 
~/.azap/channels.conf and verified the card is working by tuning with 
"azap -r" and using mplayer to view /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0.

Next I went into mythtv-setup and added the new card under "Capture Card 
Setup" as "card type of "DVB".  It saw the pcHDTV 3000 card as card 0 
and ATSC.  I left everything at the defaults.

Then I setup a Video Source for it in the same manner in which I did for 
my PVR-250.  I created a new Zap2It lineup with appropriate channels.

Next I moved on the "Input Connections".  For [DVB:0], I set Video 
Source tho the source I created in the previous step.  I'm not sure what 
to put for Starting Channel or if it's even necessary.  My lineup shows 
one channel as "KCRADT" and the number as "3_1".  The corresponding 
entry in ~/.azap/channels.conf for that entry is "KCRA-DT" (the 
difference is the "-").  Should channels.conf be edited to match the 
KCRADT that is shown in the lineup?  And do I need to set "Starting 
Channel" and if so, do I use name (KCRADT) or number (3_1)?

I exit mythtv-setup and start myth backend.  Then I start mythfrontend.  
Now how do I access my new card?  I tried LiveTV and it shows the 
PVR-250.  The user guide says the "Y" will switch between cards.  So I 
press "Y" but all I get is a blank screen.

Also, how can I specify that I want to use the pcHDTV card specifically 
for a recording.  I saw "Input preference" in the "Input Connections" 
menu and understand that sets a priority.  But can I specify 
explicitly?  I'd like to see if I can record even though I can see Live TV.

Any suggestions on what to check next to get this working?  I feel like 
I'm so close yet so far... :)



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