[mythtv-users] Problem getting AverTVHD A180 going.

Mark Bell markb at pilgrim.com
Wed Mar 7 03:13:59 UTC 2007

I had this same problem. It seems my knoppmyth install was loading the
wrong tuner. It was setup as V-Stream Studio TV Terminator under DVB. 

I found some on the web that fixed it I can't find the link but I do
have it saved. Folled the in structions and bingo I have HD. Crappy HD
but HD stutters bigtime. 

Read Below

To get things working in KnoppMyth (I am using the R5E50 release), I did
have to do some work. First off, my first tuner was getting detected as
a "V-Stream Studio TV Terminator"!!!

dmesg output:

saa7133[0]: subsystem: 1461:1044, board: V-Stream Studio TV Terminator
[card=65,insmod option]

After quite a bit of digging, I noticed that one of the init scripts,
/etc/init.d/KnoppMyth-tv, was calling a script way down at the bottom
called "/usr/local/bin/tvterm.sh". Looking at that script, I saw:


lspci | grep SAA7133/SAA7135 > /tmp/tvterm
if [ ! -s /tmp/tvterm ]; then
echo -e "\033[1mSetting up Studio TV Terminator.\033[0m"
rmmod saa7134 &> /dev/null
modprobe saa7134 card=65

Well, duh! The script greps lspci output for 7133/7135 chipsets and then
assumes it is a Studio TV Terminator card!! At least I guess you could
say the script is appropriately named though, as it did terminate my tv
experience. :)

To fix, I simply commented out the call to tvterm in the KnoppMyth-tv
init script. Then, I set up an init script to call "modprobe
saa7134-dvb". I did some other stuff in there that is probably
unnecessary, but here it is (I put it in /etc/init.d, then ran
update-rc.d to include it as an init script):


#! /bin/sh

echo "In my saa7134 installer script ..."

echo "Loading module saa7134 ..."
modprobe saa7134

echo "Running depmod -a"
depmod -a

echo "Loading module saa7134-dvb ..."
modprobe saa7134-dvb

-----Original Message-----
From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of mike
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 8:42 PM
To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
Subject: [mythtv-users] Problem getting AverTVHD A180 going.

Guys, I hope this is simple, because it's killing me!

I have a perfectly working MythTV on Debian etch, brand new core-duo
2.4, lots 
of all the stuff. My TV card is a PVR-150. Works beautifully.

So now, I want to add a card to get the hi-definition, and I don't know
to do. I follow this wiki:
I get the driver loaded, modprobe saa7134-dvb.

 My local cable is COX and there are TWO listings on zap2it: 
1.Cox Comm South County - San Diego   
2.Cox Comm South County - San Diego - Digital 

(I have been using the #1 for my PVR150)

I do "mythtv-setup" and add capture card, select "DVB DTV  capture card
I click finish. I then point my input connection for the A180 to the

In summary, doing this - nothing works, and I see this error in the
of mythtv-setup:
DiSEqCDevTree, Warning: No device tree for cardid 2.

Please, show me the error of my ways, I am obviously doing something
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