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

Mike Millner mike at mikeshome.com
Sat Dec 20 16:33:59 UTC 2008

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 8:55 AM, Andrew Barbaccia <andrew at monolithmc.com>wrote:

> 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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> Mike,
> 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,
> -a
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Thanks for the replies. I'm further along but still no HD picture.

So I ran the scan from within mythtv.

 It picks up the channels I want and they show up in the TV listings with
proper names but no programs are listed even after running mythfilldatabase.
If I try to switch inputs I get a black screen. If I try switching to one of
the channels..for example here in Denver the scan picked up the local Fox
affiliate as channel 311. If I hit 311 on the remote I get a screen full of
snow. If  I switch inputs and type 311 on keyboard I get nothing.

from the scan it seems the tuner sees the channel I just don't know how to
switch to it or to get the listings populated.

ANy guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks again!
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