[mythtv-users] Hauppauge HVR-1600 Analog Tuner Issues

Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Tue Jun 1 12:04:19 UTC 2010

If you got the correct output from dmesg then the firmware and  
everything *prior* to Mythtv is correct. If you have a /dev/video0  
entry then the initial driver load is good. That leaves the setup in  
Looks like you have the wrong tuning standard. Go to 'Capture Cards'  
and make sure that you have 'US-cable' selected.
Note that Analog Scan has been disabled for some time (iirc *very  
recent SVN trunk* has it re-enabled) so put SchedulesDirrct in as your  
source and let it retrieve your channels.

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On 2010-06-01, at 2:26, Matthew <twistedmatt107 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Before I get started, I want to say I have already confirmed the  
> hardware and current setup are good by installing Windows 7 and the  
> default software that came with the card. Both the analog and  
> digital tuners worked perfectly. This issue only comes up in Linux  
> and MythTV. I will go into what I have already tried at the later.  
> Also, my experience with Linux is extremely limited so, if you do  
> decide to help me, and I sure hope you do, I will need the special  
> ed version of it. Aka, step by step or codes I can just copy and  
> paste. The only reason I care about the Analog side is we only have  
> Extended Basic Cable so, most of my channels are analog.
> My issue is the analog tuner of my Hauppauge HVR-1600 is not working  
> in MythTV. I have followed the complete instructions here (http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Hauppauge_HVR-1600 
> ) yet the issue still persists. I also tried to follow the remote  
> guide linked to on that page but was lost on part 3 nor did I  
> understand what he meant by "update your kernel" in part 2 however,  
> that is not something I am concerned with at the moment.
> What happens is the screen displays either a red or black screen  
> when I try to view an analog channel with "Watch Live TV." I have  
> done channel scans and do not receive a lock on any analog channel  
> either. I manually put in the channel as I am not a subscriber to  
> Schedules Direct. I don't know the frequencies so I just put in the  
> channel number. Remember, this EXACT same set up works in Windows  
> with the default software. I have also moved the system to a  
> different room just to be sure that somehow my current setup  
> affected MythTV differently than it effected Windows and the default  
> software but, it made no difference. In the other room it ran from  
> the wall, to one splitter, then to my system.
> What I have done to try and remedy this problem has been multiple  
> reinstalls of Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit, I believe I have also installed  
> the 32-bit versions but, as I have been doing a lot over this week,  
> I do not recall. I have also tried Mythbuntu but, it lacks the audio  
> settings I need to get audio over HDMI unless I install the Ubuntu  
> Desktop as well. I also tried installing some other variants of  
> bundled MythTV with an OS to no avail. I have done many Google  
> searches and tried many different "solutions" to this problem. Most  
> of which resulted in nothing good happening and needing to reformat  
> since I had no idea how to undo what I had done. As it currently  
> stands, I have downgraded from MythTV .23 and Ubuntu 10.04 to  
> MythTV .21 and Ubuntu 8.04 and still no change to this issue. Please  
> help!
> My System:
> Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H Version 1.1 Using the  
> integrated graphics with ATI proprietary drivers. The integrated  
> graphics is a Radeon HD 4200.
> Tuner Card: Hauppauge HVR-1600
> Ram: 2GB A-DATA AD2U800B1G5-DRH
> Processor: 2.9GHz Athlon II X3 ADX435WFGIBOX
> Current OS: Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) with MythTV .21
> Prior OS (That I would like to get back to): Ubuntu 10.04 with  
> MythTV .23
> I thank those of you for your help ahead of time. I have been  
> struggling with this myself for over a week and I hope someone with  
> more knowledge can help me solve this issue.
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