[mythtv-users] How to configure DVB-T and DVB-S

Gavin Whitehead gavin at alabastercranium.demon.co.uk
Sat May 1 20:43:00 UTC 2010

On 01/05/2010 09:06, Nick Morrott wrote:
> On 30 April 2010 23:49, Gavin Whitehead
> <gavin at alabastercranium.demon.co.uk>  wrote:
>> Folks,
>> I am new to MythTV and have been playing with 0.23RC2 for a while now.
>> I have two tuner cards:
>>    WinTV NOVA TD-500    (dual DVB-T)
>>    WinTV NOVA HD S2     (single DVB-S2)
>> I have tried a couple of different combinations of Video Sources and Input
>> Connections and thought it about time I asked from some advice on how best
>> to set this up.
>> I am UK based and want FreeView and FreeSat to both be available for
>> Recording/LiveTV.
> <cut configurations>
>> Am I right in thinking that to be able to view DVB-T channels and DVB-S
>> channels in LiveTV I must configure different two different Video Sources?
> Correct. A video source is a list of channels and their associated
> tuning information available on a particular input. As DVB-T and DVB-S
> channels require different tuning information, you will need to
> configure one video source for each different type of input you have.
> This is why your first configuration failed.
>> How do other people configure this in the UK?
> On my Freeview/Freesat "testing" machine, I have two video sources,
> both using EIT for listings (I use a mixture of XMLTV (TV channels)
> and EIT (radio channels) on the "production" machine. Channels on both
> sources are numbered per the Freesat EPG. Additionally, channels on
> the Freeview video source have had their callsign and names updated to
> match their counterparts on the Freesat source. The MythTV scheduler
> requires that channels that are the same (or substantially the same)
> have the same callsign in order to allow programmes to be scheduled
> efficiently across video sources.
> Even with these changes in place, mixing different listings sources
> can give rise to the issue you report (the same programming being
> scheduled simultaneously on different sources) due to minor variations
> in listings. I recommend using the same listings source for similar
> channels - if you use EIT for BBC1 on Freeview, use EIT for BBC1 on
> Freesat too. You can mix EIT and XMLTV on a single video source, but
> you want to ensure you do not have channels with both EIT and XMLTV
> configured as this will cause problems.
> Cheers,
> Nick

Thanks for that.  I will try some of this out over the Bank Holiday weekend.
I may have supplementary questions :-)


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