[mythtv-users] Can't Get pcHDTV-5500 To Work With MythTV

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Wed Jun 27 03:38:59 UTC 2007

On Jun 26, 2007, at 8:29 PM, Donald J. Maddox wrote:

> I have an existing working MythTV installation that I have been using
> via the firewire port on my DCT-6200 cable box.  I have had no  
> problems
> at all with the firewire tuner.
> Recently, I purchased a pcHDTV-5500 card and added it to this  
> machine -
> but I can't get MythTV to use the card at all, really.
> The card is recognized, and all the drivers load successfully.  I was
> able to create a channels.conf file for mplayer with scandvb, and
> mplayer can tune and play all the existing digital (QAM-256) channels
> that are not encrypted.  I can also tune all the analog channels with
> tvtime without problems.
> HOWEVER, MythTV cannot find even a single digital channel with it's
> built-in channel scanner - not even if I point it to my known-working
> with mplayer channels.conf!  Although it does appear to be able to  
> find
> all the analog channels when I scan for them, it will not tune them in
> live TV if I switch to that input.
> Anybody have any idea what might be going wrong here?  The box is an
> updated Fedora Core 6 machine with kernel 2.6.20-1.2962 (didn't work
> with .2952 either), and my MythTV version is installed from the
> 0.20.1-158 rpms.

Did you select the DVB interface or the analog interface in the  
capture card setup?

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