[mythtv-users] Is there an analog/HD tuner out there?
craig at dawnsedge.com
Fri Jan 19 18:15:20 UTC 2007
Jake Palmer wrote:
>> From: Craig Courtney <craig at dawnsedge.com>
>> I have 2 of the Kworld 110 cards. They do not play well doing both
>> NTSC and ATSC. The current drivers does not properly switch inputs.
>> It may work for you if you are doing cable / QAM as they would use
>> the same input, but I couldn't even get that working properly
>> This was all with new install of Gentoo (2.6.18-gentoo-r6 w/ manually
>> patch .20 to include NTSC support for 110) earlier this week as well
>> as an up to date Fedora Core 6 using atrpms bleeding SVN. FC 6 just
>> released a 2.6.19 package today, but I have not tried that as of
>> yet. Still debating on FC 6, Gentoo, or Ubuntu.
> I sometimes have issues when switching inputs in LiveTV, but no problems for
> recordings. I have a couple PVR-150's so I don't use the NTSC tuners on the
> Kworld cards often, but every time I've needed them, they worked fine. I
> also see ticket 2822 with a reference to switching between analog and
> digital and one changeset committed a week ago. I haven't updated for 2
> weeks so maybe that patch will help. And for reference I am using QAM.
> As for distros I strongly recommend Arch. It's extremely lean and fast,
> always current and has a great selection of packages. FC 6 and Ubuntu are
> bloated in comparison. Gentoo is nice, but I got tired of constantly
Yea, I got it to work "sometimes" with QAM and cable, but did run into
live tv issues. These seemed to be driver related problem not MythTV
problems, mythtv worked but video would be blank no sigfaults. I
grabbed the latest V4L drivers and put debug statements in and verified
the input changing code was getting invoked, and it was but what it was
doing was not making the hardware switch. I stopped working on the
QAM/Cable issue as QAM isn't an option for me as I get more OTA HD than
QAM off cable. I ended up picking up two PVR 150's to compliment the
Kworld 110s, now I need to start combing through code to figure out how
to browse across tuners... grumble grumble.
I was looking into arch. I install a FC 6 slimmed down to just X, base
system and ratpoison but I can't get DVD insert detection to work (FC6
only mounts the drive via gnome or kde which I dont' want to installl
gnome-volume manager has like 40 dependency packages yikes!)
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