[mythtv-users] How do I scan for DTV channels?

Kevin Kuphal kkuphal at gmail.com
Thu Apr 24 18:51:00 UTC 2008

On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 1:45 PM, allene222 <nabble at oldpaloalto.com> wrote:

> I got my Pinnacle pro stick installed and recognized but I cannot scan
> for channels so cannot watch TV.  I found a reference that suggested I
> needed to use a program called "scan" and to then load the results into
> Mythtv.  I installed dvb-utils which includes scan.  However, I have no
> clue how to run scan, and can find no documentation on how to use it,
> and nothing I have tried works.  The reference also gave no help on how
> to import the results into Mythtv.

It's all inside mythtv-setup.  It's either in the Channel Editor or Video
Sources (can't remember which off the top of my head).  You still have to
set up a lineup for guide data and then the scan will create the actual
"channels" consisting of the multiplex and video PID.  You may then still
have to match up the physical channel with the lineup channel by entering
the xmltvid for the channel in the frontend channel editor while tuning the

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