[mythtv-users] UK, transports and a relief ... (was About to give up - Avermedia 771 -not sensitive enough for UK DVB?)

Paul Broadwith paul.broadwith at blueivy.co.uk
Thu Nov 15 11:20:51 UTC 2007

On 14/11/2007, Paul Broadwith <paul.broadwith at blueivy.co.uk> wrote:
> I thought I would give people an update on my situation with MythTV
> my Avermedia card that I posted about before.
> I decided to buy myself a Haupauge Nova-T 500 card to try and get
> working and had exactly the same problems I had before with the
> Avermedia cards (couldn't get some channels, poor reception on other
> etc.).

> What was your experience like with getting the Nova-T to work - I've
> read many things about this card which seem to suggest that you need
> to mess about with kernel patches and the like, but it seems a very
> popular (and hence available) card at present!

I use MythDora, so I had one problem with it.

I installed it into the already working (ish) box and it did pick it up
okay. The problem I had though was that the force_lna_activation
parameter needed for the card (this turns on the built-in amplifier)
wasn't being enabled automatically by MythDora as it should have
(MythDora placed the option in the video4linux file in the
etc/modprobe.d directory from memory). I had to manually create this.

I took the opportunity to actually rebuild the box and it worked fine
from then on.

If you use another *nix flavour then I'm not sure the mileage you'd get.
I certainly had no problems at all getting the actual card to detect
etc. Very happy with it.


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