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

Donald J. Maddox dmaddox099 at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 29 11:18:58 UTC 2007

Dylan Semler wrote:
> On 6/28/07, *Donald J. Maddox* <dmaddox099 at yahoo.com 
> <mailto:dmaddox099 at yahoo.com>> wrote:
>     Well, as you may recall from my original posting, it all works great
>     with other programs, just not with MythTV - so the frequency
>     tables and
>     modulation type are definitely correct.  
> I meant to check that you have them set correctly within mythtv on the 
> channel scanning page.
>     I have tried with 'open DVB
>     card on demand' and without, and it makes no difference in this case.
>     Lengthening the timeouts doesn't help either - it consistently
>     shows 0%
>     signal on every channel, or occasionally, some random percentages,
>     like
>     29% signal, and 4% S/N - but in those cases these random number will
>     stay the exactly same for every channel as it scans, which doesn't
>     even
>     make sense.
> This sounds like a driver/firmware issue, though I'm not sure why it 
> would work with other tools and not with myth if that were the case.  
> Did you compile from source?  If so did you --enable-dvb?  In your 
> capture card setup, you select "DVB DTV Capture card ( v3.x)" 
> correct?  From what I understand the pcHDTV capture card code is 
> broken and so users of that card should select the generic device.
> -- 
> Dylan
The fact that it works fine with mplayer and tvtime suggests that it is 
not a driver problem.  The card WORKS - both digital and analog parts.  
It just doesn't work with MythTV for some reason.

I installed from the Fedora Core 6 RPMs, I did select DVB DTV Capture 
card (v3.x) in the configuration

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