[mythtv-users] Confusion about DVB vs Analog
itsaboutprogress at gmail.com
Tue Sep 9 20:10:25 UTC 2008
Thank for the reply.
I am in the US. And you are correct on the QAM256 which is what i had
to use for mythtv and xaw to find the channels during scan.
Basically I am trying to figure out the best way to get the clearest
picture from cable. Analog looks pretty bad but i could use it if i
had to. However, when i finally got xawtv to work which never did
before until i loaded the dvb module in the kernel, the picture seemed
So I dont know if its QAM, ATSC or what but i want the best picture
and wasnt sure if i was overlooking something i should be using
instead of analog :)
Hardware: pchdtv 5500 linux pci card
AMD64 X2 running Kubuntu Hardy with kde 4.1
Cable from Cox Communications straight off a wall jack (coax).
thanks for the help
> First: Where are you? You are unlikely to get DVB off a cable system
> the USA. Digital cable is generally QAM256, and you will not be able
> get anything but unencrypted channels, most often just the local
> off-airs and perhaps CSPAN or the like.
> Second: What hardware are you using to receive digital signals, how
> do that depends a lot on your H/W.
> Last: xawtv is only for analog cards, or so I thought. If you get no
> sound it's probably your audio setup.
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