[mythtv-users] Trying to get a TV signal into myth-tv using Haupauge Nova-T 500

Mark Jenks mjenks1968 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 28 23:03:39 UTC 2008

On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 3:47 PM, Helge Fredriksen <helgeingvart at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello!
> I'm a total newbie to the myth-tv framework, and I've been trying to use it
> to receive TV signals on a Ubuntu 8.10 box equipped with a Haupauge Nova-T
> 500 card in Norway.
> I'm able to setup the channels, and I've been following the handbook to the
> letter on how to configure the backend.
> However, I'm getting no signal whatsoever when I'm trying to watch TV in
> the frontend. It just flickers a bit and returns me to the frontpage of the
> program when I select this option. It doesn't give me any error messages on
> the console either when running it in the foreground. However, the system
> status shows that TV-card 1 to 6 (!) is not accessible. How come? I'm able
> to get a TV signal using "vlc channels.conf"...
> Any ideas?
> Best regards,
> Helge Fredriksen
Hello from Wisconsin,

Take Mythtv out of the puzzle.  Try and watch tv using mplayer
DVB://<channelname>.  That will try and open up TV using your channels.conf

Once you can verify that, you know that you problem is in your mythtv

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