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

Donald J. Maddox dmaddox099 at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 27 11:06:57 UTC 2007

Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> 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?
I'm using the DVB interface.

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