[mythtv-users] Pinnacle PCTV HD Card
tom at haddons.net
Fri Jun 20 22:56:56 UTC 2008
On Fri, 2008-06-20 at 15:39 -0700, Alen Edwards wrote:
> Tom Haddon wrote:
> > Hi Folks,
> > I've just bought a Pinnacle PCTV HD Card as per
> > http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8512424&type=product&id=1186005934822 and I'm trying to configure it to worth with my hardy Mythbuntu install.
> > I've been following the instructions on
> > http://mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Pinnacle_PCTV_HD_Card_(800i) and have
> > extracted the firmware, and compiled the v4l-dvb drivers per that page.
> > I'm then able to see the device as an option in mythtvsetup. I've
> > configured it as an MPEG-2 encoder card, and in the "Probed Info"
> > section it's showing "Pinnacle PCTV HD800i [cx8800]". I've then setup
> > Schedules Direct as a Video Source, and under "Input Connections" I've
> > defined "[MPEG: /dev/video0] (Television) -> Schedules Direct". I've
> > then performed the "Scan for Channels" and have got a bunch of channels
> > showing up (I'm just using rabbit ears, don't have cable or satellite),
> > but when I go to "Watch TV" on the mythfrontend I get a blank screen for
> > a few seconds and then I'm returned to the main menu. I see the
> > following in the frontend log:
> > 2008-06-07 09:28:57.828 TV: Attempting to change from None to
> > WatchingLiveTV
> > 2008-06-07 09:28:57.829 Using protocol version 40
> > 2008-06-07 09:29:03.102 GetEntryAt(-1) failed.
> > 2008-06-07 09:29:03.103 EntryToProgram(0 at Wed Dec 31 16:00:00 1969)
> > failed to get pginfo
> > 2008-06-07 09:29:03.103 TV Error: LiveTV not successfully started
> > 2008-06-07 09:29:03.138 TV Error: LiveTV not successfully started
> > 2008-06-07 09:29:03.234 TV: Deleting TV Chain in destructor
> > 2008-06-07 09:29:03.238 DPMS Deactivated
> > 2008-06-07 09:29:03.238 DPMS Reactivated.
> > Also, after a recent update to linux-restricted-modules, whenever I run
> > the mythtv-setup script and try to go to any of the pages (General,
> > Capture Cards, Video Source, etc.) I get a message saying "If this is
> > the master backend server, please run mythfilldatabase to populate the
> > database with channel information". The only option is "OK" at which
> > point mythtv-setup exits and I'm asked to run that mythfilldatabase. If
> > I do, it runs fine, but still I get the same message when I re-run
> > mythtv-setup. So now I can't see my current config, or change it in any
> > way...
> > Any help appreciated.
> > Thanks, Tom
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> Hi Tom,
> Not sure this is relevant but when I got that UDB stick working with
> Mythbuntu 8.04 I was helped by James on this group. Our thread is
> here: http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/335847
> I didn't have any problems as it worked as soon as I tried it so I don't
> know if what you are seeing is due to doing something different from
> what is in this post. Also, this may be old and it only works with the
> first release of 8.04, not the upgraded version. I quit using the USB
> stick and am now fighting a host of problems with my new computer.
Mine is the PCI version. In any case, I'll see if I can glean anything
from this thread that might help me. Thanks for the pointer!
> Best of luck,
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