[mythtv-users] HVR-2250 Analog trials

Doug Lytle support at drdos.info
Mon Dec 20 14:20:36 UTC 2010

Just to get this into the archive.

I've been, on and off, over the last several weekends, been trying to 
get a .23 fixes system put together for the parents Christmas present.

I came across a couple HVR-2250 cards and went and bought a Zotac 
motherboard to put into a mini-itx case that I had.  I obtained a link 
on this list from JR that led me to Steven Toth's website.  From there, 
I obtained the saa7164-v4l drivers and the firmware necessary for the 
analog portion of these cards.

Everything seemed to load properly, dmesg shows no errors, but try as I 
might, I was only able to get a digital signal.

This last Sunday, I figured, now damn it!  I'm going to either get this 
working, or take the cards back (I haven't paid for them yet).

After searching for a few hours, I ran into a note on an Ubuntu forum 
that stated:

If you're trying to set up the HVR-2250, analog mode, in Myth, the 
HVR-2250 will not show under IVTV MPEG-2 Encoder card, but once you put 
in the device location (i.e. /dev/video0 and /dev/video1), Myth will all 
of a sudden see the card).

Doing this, it did indeed and everything now is working flawlessly.



Ben Franklin quote:

"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

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