[mythtv-users] Avermedia A180 and HD Channels

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 15:45:14 UTC 2007

On 3/26/07, Chris Funk <cfunk30myth at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
>  I setup a slave backend this weekend (Fedora 6, atrpms,  2.6.20-1.2933 )
> and added an avermedia A180 to it.  I followed the HOWTO in the wiki for
> that card.  Everything installed fine.  When I got to the mythtv setup
> portion, I went in to scan channels, the signal says 99% and signal/noise
> says 91% for all channels, but it times out on every channel it goes
> through.  I tried  bcast, cable, cable-hrc etc etc all using QAM-256.  I
> gave up on that and started following the QAM256 channel howto on the wiki.
>  Got through that.  the scan resulted in a file with 297 "channels".
> Unfortunately Comcast out of Greeley Colorado doesn't send the channel name,
> so it was just a bunch of [000d] type "names".  I went through the procedure
> of capture video, then grabbing jpegs from mplayer.  Found the networks and
> created a channels.conf file.  Went back in to scan files and imported the
> channels.conf.  It added the 5 I had in my .conf file.  Here is where I get
> confused, and the howto kinda lost me at this point.
>  After the import of the channels.conf file, the channels were 501-506  (on
> my stb they are 652-657)  maybe that doesn't matter?
>  I setup a zap2it lineup called HD.  I used the local broadcast and selected
> just those 5 HD/DT channels.  added the video source on the master, then
> went back to the slave and associated HD with the card.  Ran
> mythfilldatabase from the master.
>  So channels 501-506 show up in the guide.  (no program data however)  If I
> try to view them, it comes up with the "All available inputs are being
> used... yada yada" message.
>  Also, and i'm not entirely sure how this works, but in my master backend I
> have a PVR-500 1st input is straight from coax, 2nd input is coming out of a
> STB.  If I hit Y on one of the front ends, It cycles through the "Basic"
> input and the "Digital" input, but doesn't go to the "Hd" input.
>  I was really confused by it and thus focused on the fact that the channels
> were numbered "incorrectly".  Is that even an issue?  Not really sure where
> to go from here.
>  Lastly,  Thanks to Isaac and all the other devs for creating an incredible
> program.
>  Chris

I'd make sure the master backend sees the slave backend. Go to to
Mythweb's Backend Status screen or the System Information in the
frontend. It should say something along the lines of "Encoder 4 is
remote on MythFrontend and is not recording."

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