[mythtv-users] new user - fuzzy video, low audio - WinTV PVR350 no TV-OUT FC4
beww at beww.org
Sun Mar 26 13:29:04 UTC 2006
On Mar 25, 2006, at 10:56 PM, Steven C. Liu wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I've decided to play around and try to run MythTV on my P4 FC4
> box. I'm using a WinTV PVR-350 card, and trying to display onto my
> generic 19" PC monitor (attached via an analog VGA video port). I
> can get some data with a test capture if I set 'ivtvctl -p4', but
> not all channels. The video is fuzzy, and the audio is low - this
> is reminiscent of the old days of using TV attenna to get signal,
> and not really having much of a reception.
> I can use ivtv-tune to change channels, and I can get some of the
> cable-only channels, so I know that I'm getting signal through my
> cable. I also viewed the test capture on a XP box, and it also
> gives me the same lousy playback quality. On that same XP box, I
> have a WinTV PVR-150. Watching TV or recorded shows on that box is
> fine, and the 2 cables go through a common splitter.
> I don't know if this matters, but I tried using the "MythTV setup"
> gui, and I have no idea if I did everything correctly. FWIW, I
> live in central New Jersey, and my cable service provider is
> Comcast. Also, my mythtv-suite rpm version is 0.19-57.at from ATrpms.
> Please help. I would hate to have to yank out that card and put it
> into my XP box.
I used to live in Jersey, my decision was to "yank out" Comcast. If I
saw one more promo welcoming me to the Comcast "family" I was going
to throw up.
But on a practical note:
Have you connected a TV directly to the feed you have going to your
Myth box to see if you actually have a usable signal there ?
Is your system perhaps using HRC channel assignments and you are
trying to tune IRC or standard ones ? A lot of the systems that
Comcast bought from Suburban Cable are HRC.
Just a couple of things to check.
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