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

Mark Tiddens tiddens at jumpingdolphins.com
Wed Aug 4 23:30:07 UTC 2010

Thanks again for the discussion.  I thought "if Windows can do it, then
Linux can do it".  The Hauppauge Windows software works great, including
digital and clear QAM channels up into the thousands that aren't encrypted.
So it seems like a Linux TV viewer should be able to do the same.

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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Robert McNamara
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Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Can't get it to work

On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 3:58 PM, Mark Tiddens <tiddens at jumpingdolphins.com>
> Thanks much!  I will keep fooling with it to get it to work per the 
> help, but it does sound like something we can't deploy en masse.  All 
> we wanted was a TV viewer that gets all channels.  As I initially 
> noted, TVtime does channels in the hundreds but not the channels in 
> the thousands.  Maybe we can get Tvtime to extend to these channels...

<again, please, please, please bottom post on our list.  Please don't top
post any more!>

tvtime is for use with analog framegrabbers.  Your lower channels are likely
analog, and channels with logical mapping > 126 will be digital channels.
tvtime will not work for digital tuners or channels.
Understanding these basic concepts is going to be key in rolling out any
product like this.  I am not attempting to be insulting, just want to advise
you that getting someone who understands basic digital and analog cable
methodologies, and the limitations in attempting to tune/record/display
them, will be key if you hope to succeed commercially at this.  More
importantly, most of the digital channels will be encrypted, meaning you
have little or no chance of tuning them in Linux without an external cable
box and/or analog capture device such as the PVR-150 or Hauppauge HD-PVR.

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