[mythtv-users] Can't get it to work

Greg greg12866 at nycap.rr.com
Wed Aug 4 22:10:58 UTC 2010

On 08/04/2010 05:47 PM, Mark Tiddens wrote:
> I'm trying to find a Linux alternative to the WinTV7 software that 
> gets all channels, including clear QAM channels numbering in the 
> thousands.  WinTV7 was simple to set up, and gets these channels.  
> TVtime works, but doesn't get these channels.
> I've spent many hours trying to get MythTV to work, and I am fairly 
> computer-literate.  I am trying to get it to work on a system using 
> Ubuntu 9.10 and the Hauppauge 950Q USB stick (which works great on my 
> Windows machine with their WinTV7 software, and also works on my 
> Ubuntu machine with TVtime).  I have read everything and tried 
> everything.  One question is if MythTV really requires a subscription 
> to SchedulesDirect to use MythTV?  WinTV7 doesn't require this.
> Anyway, I was getting the error message* Re: Mythtv is using all 
> inputs, but there are no active recordings*, and read and tried 
> everything on the Internet about this.  I noticed that scanning or 
> fetching TV channels wouldn't work, so I signed up with 
> SchedulesDirect to see if this would help, even though I don't want to 
> be forced to sign up and pay for this service.  And now when I run 
> Mythtv and try "Watch TV" it says "Please W…" and then goes back to 
> the menu.
> Help!
> I work for CatchTheWaveTV.com, makers of The Wave, a PC designed to 
> connect to TV's, and we want everything to be pre-installed, so if 
> Mythtv must use this SchedulesDirect, we cannot implement it in The Wave.
> Thanks,
> Mark
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Mythtv don't require you to use schedule direct,but if you want to 
schedule any programs using an EPG for recording, you need it. I don't 
believe eit in the US or Canada is that reliable..  Mythtv is a high end 
PVR that does things no other PVR software does..It's always being 
worked on and improved..
  As far as your problem goes,either you didn't complete all 4 steps on 
the set-up or you have a permissions problem..
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