[mythtv-users] trying to add a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR1250

Andrew Barbaccia andrew at monolithmc.com
Thu Dec 18 15:55:19 UTC 2008

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 10:09 AM, James Crow <james at ultratans.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 2008-12-18 at 07:58 -0700, Mike Millner wrote:
> >
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > I bought a 2nd tuner card...Hauppauge WinTV-HVR1250 to try and get the
> > over the air HD channels. As you can see from the output below it
> > seems that the computer sees both the new and old card. I've tried
> > some different things I found from searching but I can't get mplayer
> > or vlc to play it much less mythtv. I included a bunch of output below
> > hoping to give someone enough info to point me in the right direction.
> > My PVR-150 works great as /dev/video0. I expected to see a /dev/videoX
> > for the new card. I actually have a /dev/video24  and
> > a /dev/video/32..they don't seem to be related to the new card..not
> > sure what they are.
> >
> > Some of the instructions I found talked about a /dev/dvb/adapter0
> > which I have and I figured this is the new card
> > but nothing will play through  it
> >
> > I don't really know what I'm doing...just trying some things to try to
> > make this work. I think I'm close
> >
> >
> > Any help would be greatly appreciated!
> >
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Mike
> >
> >
> > Please see the output here. The mail was too long to be posted.
> >
> > http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1014551
> >
> Mike,
>  US OTA broadcast cards are DVB cards to Linux. You can use the 'scan'
> program from the dvb-utils package to see what channels your card is
> seeing. I don't know about the particular card you have, but if it has
> an analog side (for NTSC or cable) then it may get its own /dev/videoX.
> The OTA digital side should be under /dev/dvb/dapaterX.
> Cheers,
> James
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This card currently only has the DVB side working, so no /dev/videoX device
is created (yet). The dvb side will show up as /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0
which should be used to tune. As mentioned above, you will need to scan for
channels first using the dvb-utils package. If your kernel recognizes it,
you should be able to add it to myth as a DVB card, preform the scan (note:
the signal strength will not show up but you will get channel locks) and
then test on the TV.

Best of luck,
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