[mythtv-users] Newbie Issues

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Mon Nov 26 15:37:19 UTC 2007

On Nov 26, 2007 9:03 AM, Rob Ogle <rogle at css1.net> wrote:

>   Issue(s)…I'm not sure if they are related and if so, how…
> 1.       *I can't get a channel listing:* I've signed up for an account at
> SchedulesDirect, but when I run mythfilldatabase it says that it can't find
> the page. I did find one reference that says if the tuner isn't setup
> properly it can cause the channel download to fail. Any pointers on this
> one?
> 2.       *Channel scan on tuner1 shows no channels: *
> a.       Under Capture Cards it shows a "4VL: /dev/video0"
You don't need to channel scan a PVR-500.  You should also be configuring it
as IVTV.  You will configure two cards, one for each video device created by
your card.  This is probably /dev/video0 and /dev/video1.

>   b.      under Video Sources it shows "Schedules Direct" and I've put my
> username and password info in for the config
> c.       Under Input Connections I have "Tuner1 -> Schedules Direct"
> Even without the channel listings, shouldn't I be able to view tv?
Yes, but your problem is likely the use of V4L instead of IVTV as the card

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