[mythtv-users] Live TV channel lock issue

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Jul 4 16:18:57 UTC 2009

On 07/04/2009 12:17 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 07/04/2009 10:39 AM, Phill Edwards wrote:
>> When I'm watching Live TV many (not all) of my Australian DVB-T
>> channels fail to get a channel lock.("You should have gotten a channel
>> lock by now"). The odd thing is that the channels play fine if I watch
>> them in xine and they also seem to record fine (based on a test I just
>> did). Any idea why I might be getting this problem in Live TV?
> There's a setting in mythtv-setup:
> Use quick tuning
>  - Never
>  - Live TV only
>  - Always
> If enabled MythTV will tune using only the MPEG program number. The
> program numbers change more often than DVB or ATSC tuning parameters, so
> this is slightly less reliable. This will also inhibit EIT gathering
> during Live TV and recording.
> Do you have it set to Live TV only?  If so, change it to Never.

Ooops...  Meant to also mention:

Tuning Timeout (msec)
Maximum time MythTV waits for a channel lock when scanning for channels.
Or, for issuing a warning in LiveTV mode.

which may need increasing.


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