[mythtv-users] Tuning problem on DVB cards in UK

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Mon Nov 17 14:57:36 UTC 2008

Brian Jameson wrote:
> Adrinux wrote:-
>> I've had similar problems after an OS re-install and fresh start. For
>> Freeview via digital. I think in my case it was just a question of
>> week signal strength for certain channels. I don't have the ideal
>> setup (aerial is in the loft) and watchable signal strength is
>> dependent on weather. So if I try to tune when the MegaSky can't lock
>> on to some of the channels, half the channels are missing...
>> Don't know if that's your problem, but thought this might help.
>> --
>> Adrian Simmons | http://perlucida.com
> I suspect the problem is more centred on the fact that at 'scan' time
> mythtv-setup will not allow a minimum channel number less than 9 for
> freeview. It used to be 1 prior to the delete. I can't work out where it
> gets this number from.
It's possible that ch 9 is the minimum number that can be used in the US, and 
that's what the devs assumed for the scanner. That certainly isn't the case in 
the UK. Channel numbers start at 1 and can be any 3 digits (for freeview).


Mike Perkins

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