[mythtv-users] Program to read virtual channel data from Comcast clearQAM

Robert McNamara robert.mcnamara at gmail.com
Sun May 3 23:10:15 UTC 2009

On Sun, May 3, 2009 at 4:06 PM, Brad Fuller <bradallenfuller at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, May 3, 2009 at 4:02 PM, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
>> According to Robert on the list this program requires hardware that is
>> supported by v4l-dvb which apparently is not my PVR-150 or the HDHR...
>> Would these pchdtv3000 files change that?
> pcHDTV3000 (I don't know about the other ones) use the
> /dev/dvd/adapter* device nodes. I haven't looked at the code, but if
> he's just using that node, than it would have to be modified for HDHR
> devices.
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> Brad Fuller
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That device uses /dev/dvb because it, like hundred of other devices,
uses the v4l-dvb API.  The HDHomeRun requires code all its own to
access, channel scan, etc.  Myth uses the DVB card type for all
compliant cards-- this is why the HDHomerun needs its own card type--
it's a non-compliant device.  This program will work fine for users of
normal QAM tuners-- but it would more or less need a gutting to work
with the HDHR.


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