[mythtv-users] Some quirky issues

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Sun Aug 19 22:37:02 UTC 2007

On 8/19/07, Harry Devine <lifter89 at comcast.net> wrote:
> I thought that I sent this message last week, but I can't find it in the
> archives anywhere, so I guess it never went out.  Very strange, but I
> thought I'd try it again. :-)
> I have MythTV 0.20 running on a FC6 box (installed via MythDora 4.0), and I
> have a pcHDTV 5500 card installed in it.  I have my main cable coming into
> my living room with a split in it:  once to my Comcast Motorola DCT3412
> set-top box and the other into my pcHDTV card.  I have the card setup in my
> MythTV setup as a DVB card, and have setup both the Digital and Analog
> options for it (with my 2 Zap2It accounts: one for Digital and the other for
> Analog).  I also have a Firewire connected between my PC and the set-top
> box, and have a capture card setup for it in MythTV to use the Digital
> lineup.
> Here's my questions:
> 1) When I scan for channels on the Digital portion, I get maybe 5 channels.
> The rest timeout.  When I scan for the Analog channels, they all timeout.
> For the digital scan, this happens no matter what settings I use: QAM-256,
> QAM-64, etc.  What should I do to get the full compliment of channels?

You'll probably only get the unencrypted QAM channels over your DVB
card.  Also, don't scan for analog channels - just add them to your
channel listing.

> 3) My pcHDTV 550 card has a connection on the back (sort of like a PS2-type
> connection) that has Audio out, S-Video In, RCA Video Out, and an IR
> receiver.  If I hook the RCA Video to my TV and switch  my TV to that AV
> mode, I get no picture on the TV.  I can only see the TV output from MythTV
> when I switch my TV to the PC-Input mode.  How do I get this video output to
> work properly?

I could be wrong, but I don't think MythTV supports TV-Out on this card.

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