[mythtv-users] OT: Winter Hill work 2nd December?

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Wed Dec 2 11:51:37 UTC 2009

Mike Holden wrote:

>This failed initially, due to the correct frequency information 
>being wrong in the file

On my Debian setup it's /usr/share/dvb/dvb-t/uk-WinterHill

>It lists only the 2k settings, not 8k. I assume the dvb people and 
>the packagers will
>catch up with this at some point.
>If you update this file to include the following line (as root), and 
>save it, then
>scandvb will work correctly and produce a channels.conf file.
>T 801833000 8MHz 3/4 NONE QAM64 8k 1/32 NONE
>Running a channels.conf scan works using the generated file. Just 
>checking using LiveTV
>(only time I use it!), and the first few channels look fine.

No luck here :-(

I'm on version 0.21.svn20080706-0.0, I guess it's fairly old, but I 
don't really want to change anything at the moment.

dvbscan just fails with "Unable to query frontend status" which 
Google tells me is (or was ?) a common bug. However scan worked and 
found the five muxes I expected to be present.

Bug when I go into mythtv-setup and tell it to import channels.conf, 
it just says "Timeout Scanning n -- no signal" where n goes from 0 to 
4. Ticking the "Ignore timeout" button makes now difference.

Any ideas ?

I've also tried a full tuned scan setting various combinations of the 
options listed by scan - still no signal.

Simon Hobson

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