[mythtv-users] Problems with video from Haug. pvr-500

Marius Schrecker marius at schrecker.org
Tue Jan 24 21:41:29 UTC 2006

> Hi,
> I have setup my myth box (an Athlon 1800+, 756Meg Memory, 100G+
> Harddrive space, nic, and the afore mentioned pvr-500).  Everything
> seems to run, but I only get static on "Tuner 4" and a very poor picture
> (if I get one) on "tuner 6".  I have coax and composite cables attached
> to the main card, I don't have the daughter card installed.  When I look
> at "tuner status" it shows:
> tuner 1: not available
> tuner 2: not available
> tuner 4: not recording
> tuner 6: not recording
> I followed the instructions off of mythtv.org and placed to tuner
> devices:
> /dev/video0 & /dev/video1
> I also assigned video sources to both tuners (although there wasn't any
> named tuner0 or tuner1 -- just 2 lines of tuner) and both composite
> lines (both 0 & 1).

The PVR-500 is seen by ivtv as two 150's, each with one tuner. Prior to
ivtv4.1 these were both called tuner0, but >=4.1 they have been renamed
just tuner, so your two lines of "tuner" are correct. I don't understand
how you have 6 tuners with one pvr 500 (or have I missed something?).


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