[mythtv-users] Problem getting AverTVHD A180 going.

mike michaelachandler at cox.net
Thu Mar 8 05:32:38 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 07 March 2007 19:01, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> mike wrote:
> > On Wednesday 07 March 2007 18:33, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> >> mike wrote:
> >>> Thanks, Kevin, I attempted to scan channels using every possible
> >>> combination of settings. It didn't find any, which is strange on it's
> >>> own, unless I don't actually get the Hi-definition I pay for. That may
> >>> be something for the landlord to confront. And as for me, new to all
> >>> this, not knowing what it "should" do, makes it more difficult to
> >>> recognize problems in the setting up of this stuff.
> >>
> >> I would start by using the dvb utilities for scanning.  This will show
> >> you if you have channels that Myth can pick up.  Also, did you do all
> >> the firmware loading steps?  Check your /var/log/messages for a note
> >> about the firmware loading.
> >>
> >> Once you can successfully scan channels *outside* of Myth, then it
> >> should be no problem inside.
> >>
> >> Kevin
> >
> > I'm trying to figure out how to get this firmware by the steps, but I
> > have a custom built kernel- The steps don't apply, as far as I
> > can tell. I sorta thought the driver was the whole point of that, but how
> > could I know. Thanks,
> In the kernel documentation folder for the dvb stuff there should be a
> firmware grabbing script.  It is pretty much outlined in the A180 page
> on the wiki
> Kevin
It is outlined, but I had to figure where everything was. I'm a little slow 
In any case, I have the card, and the channels I selected, and a black screen 
which displays a notice something along the lines of "you should have gotten 
a signal lock by now..." and pressing Y changes me back to my regular input.
There's nothing else. So I have to ask the landlord (again) if he really does 
have hi-def service.
He says he does, but he's a busy guy (aren't we all) and for all I know the 
cable co. might not have sent us the signal.
Thanks again, I'm getting closer, I think...

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