[mythtv-users] Hauppauge WinTV NOVA HD S2 sees signal but not channels
anothersname at googlemail.com
Sat May 29 01:38:21 UTC 2010
On 28 May 2010 22:01, Thomas Ulich <thomas at ulich.org> wrote:
> my Hauppauge WinTV NOVA HD S2 (DVB-S/DVB-S2; similar to HVR-4000) does not
> find any channels even though MythTV reports high signal and SNR levels.
> Here's my setup and what I have done so far:
> - Fresh install of Ubuntu 10.04 with mythtv 0.23
> - Kernel upgraded to 2.6.32-22-generic, all other upgrades done, installed
> proprietary hardware driver
> - 2 DVB Cards installed:
> Hauppauge WinTV NOVA HD S2 - udev-fixed to /dev/dvb/adapter20
> Hauppauge WinTV NOVA TD-500 - udev-fixed to /dev/dvb/adapter1
> (dual-tuner card)
> - Read http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-HVR-4000
> and ...
> - Downloaded firmware from (old address in URL above)
> Extracted binary; cmp'd with original /lib/firmware/dvb-fe-cx24116.fw:
> they are identical. dmesg tells me that:
> [ 205.088404] cx24116_firmware_ondemand: Waiting for firmware upload
> [ 205.088412] cx88-mpeg driver manager 0000:03:0e.2: firmware: requesting
> [ 205.120411] cx24116_firmware_ondemand: Waiting for firmware upload(2)...
> [ 210.501279] cx24116_load_firmware: FW version 188.8.131.52
> [ 210.501286] cx24116_firmware_ondemand: Firmware upload complete
> - Downloaded v4l driver from http://hg.kewl.org/pub/v4l-dvb-20100517
> (also tried -20100130; makes no difference for me), disabled FireDTV,
> compiled and installed successfully. depmod -a, reboot
> - Followed instructions on http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/DVB-S to enable LNB
> in the backend-setup (UNIVERSAL (Europe))
> - Followed instructions on http://parker1.co.uk/mythtv_ubuntu.php and set
> the timeouts to rather high 30000 ms for initial DVB-S search.
> - Defined two separate Video Sources, for EIT Terrestrial and EIT
> - Made input connections between cards and sources.
> - Scanned for channels on the terrestrial card: WORKS FINE, I can watch
> DVB-T TV!
> - Scanned for channels on the satellite card. Again following advice from
> http://parker1.co.uk/mythtv_ubuntu.php, I entered the following data on
> the scan page: Desired Services: TV -> Only Free: Unchecked -> Test
> Decrypt: Checked -> Scan Type: Full Scan (Tuned)-> Frequency 11681000,
> Pol vertical, SymRate 27500000, FEC=2/3, Mod QPSK, Inversion Auto,
> Rolloff 0.35 (Astra-28.2E / Eurobird1)
> - Also tried: Only Free checked, Test Decrypt unchecked, and FEC=auto, but
> results are all the same.
> PROBLEM: When starting the scan, I have immediately Signal 78% and SNR of
> 74-78%, but the scan progress bar remains at 0% for half a minute, and then
> jumps to 100% while displaying a pop-up window "Failed to find any new
> Also, I tried to use scan and scan-s2 using option -5 (long timeouts), -l
> UNIVERSAL (LNB) and correct adapter and frontend numbers together with the
> Astra-28.2E and Eurobird1 config files. Nothing. Only messages "tuning
> failed" and "filter timeout pid".
> I have a DVB-T/DVB-S set top box (w/o harddisk) in use with the same dish,
> which works just fine and can see many hundred DVB-S channels. I chose the
> frequency setting above, because according to that box it's a strong signal.
> After hours of g**gling the mailing lists etc I am running out of ideas what
> I could try.
> Thank you very much in advance for any ideas how to go from here.
> All the best,
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Can you confirm that the LNB/Dish combination you were using were
previously working using a standard Sky box type receiver?
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