[mythtv-users] Newbie question: how to add HDTV channels

Mark Lehrer mark at knm.org
Fri Jan 27 16:40:26 UTC 2006

I am trying to get the mythtv backend working with my HD2000.  getatsc
works fine with the DVB system, so I am sure that the card is OK.

When I did the channel scan, it cycled through the channels by channel
number, from 2 to 70 or so, and as it found the channels it showed
the signal strength (e.g. channels 34, 38, 40, 42 which are the
major networks around here).

However, all it seems to have saved in the database are these
non-human-usable transport frequencies.  Do I have to go and figure
these out on my own?  It seems kind of silly to not save the channel
numbers as it is doing the scan.

I tried to guess the channel numbers, but I just get a timeout when I
try to watch live TV.  It also appears that the scanning process has
changed recently - all of the documents I found on Google have a
slightly different set of instructions.

Is there a HOWTO out there somewhere for this?  It seems like forcing
users to look at transport frequencies is horribly broken - I must be
doing something wrong.

Also, is there any sort of mailing list or IRC channel dedicated to
Hi Def issues?  If not, can we create one?


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