[mythtv-users] Wrong frequency WITH hvr4000

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 02:43:57 UTC 2009

2009/12/2 Per Jørgensen <myth at pbj-design.dk>:
> Hey Guys.
> I'm not sure what this means - But can someone tell me about it?
> I haven't set anything specifict about this frequency - And never had
> experienced that error before ? But needed to reinstall my whole system
> aften an harddisk failure - so did it - and ending up with some tuners that
> are working quity OK.
> My setup is like this
> ArchLinux x86_64
> MythTV 0.22 - mytpltv,plugins and themes are all downloaded and compiled on
> this machine from Mythtv.org
> 2xHVR4000 installed with s2-liplianin drivers and the tevii firmware!
> /var/log/mythbackend.log:
> 2009-12-02 09:44:57.707 New DB connection, total: 6
> 2009-12-02 09:44:57.783 Connected to database 'mythconverg' at host:
> 2009-12-02 09:45:00.378 DVBChan(2:/dev/dvb/adapter2/frontend0) Warning: Your
> frequency setting (12476000) is out of range. (min/max:950000/2150000)
> 2009-12-02 09:45:08.391 DVBChan(4:/dev/dvb/adapter3/frontend0) Warning: Your
> frequency setting (11309000) is out of range. (min/max:950000/2150000)
> 2009-12-02 09:45:09.763 New DB scheduler connection
> 2009-12-02 09:45:09.891 Connected to database 'mythconverg'
> But Not sure wheter this make my cards crash from time to time!

It is a harmless cosmetic bug in the log message - see
http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/5882#comment:15. My DVB-S system log
contains the same messages, and works fine.

> But during LiveTV - i've starting to have a lot of lacking, stops ettc ind
> the streaming, but not able to see a whole movie - without 80 - 100 small
> lacks during playback!

Sound like either poor signal/tuner issues, or insufficient playback
capability (more likely for DVB-S2 recordings). Can you check a
recording on a faster machine (DVB-S and DVB-S2 files) or run it
through ProjectX to check for errors in the stream (DVB-S)

> tuner-simple 1-0061: attaching existing instance
> tuner-simple 1-0061: couldn't set type to 63. Using 78 (Philips FMD1216MEX

This may imply that there are problems auto-detecting your tuner, or
that your modprobe config is provding the wrong tuner number.


Nick Morrott

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