[mythtv-users] MythTV and Hauppage HVR-950Q

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Fri Sep 16 03:08:08 UTC 2011

On 09/15/11 22:57, jedi wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 09:31:11PM -0400, Raymond Wagner wrote:
>> On 9/15/2011 21:21, James Cobban wrote:
>>>    From: Ronald Frazier<ron at ronfrazier.net>
>>>    Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] MythTV and Hauppage HVR-950Q
>>>    To: Discussion about MythTV<mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
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>>>>    >  When I try to configure the HVR-950Q I am not given the option of scanning
>>>>    >  for channels.? I have tried setting after setting, and that option is NEVER
>>>>    >  enabled.
>>>    I'm not familiar with the HVR-950Q specifically, but the scan button's
>>>    enabled/disable state has nothing to do with any of the settings. It
>>>    is dependent upon what type of recorder it is (HDHomerun, IPTV, Demo
>>>    Recorder, etc). The scanning option is only available for certain
>>>    recorder types (it should usually be available for the ones that
>>>    actually need to scan). So my first inclination is to think you
>>>    might...
>>> I am sorry but that response is largely gibberish to me.  Are you referring to the Card Type field?  How am I supposed to know what to set that to if the authors of the product do not?  I have tried:
>>> USB MPEG-4 encoder box
>>> Analog V4L capture card
>>> IVTV MPEG-2 encoder card
>>> H.264 encoder card
>>> And NONE of them enable the channel scan button either in Input Connections or Channel Editor.
>> Then you have managed to try almost every option but the one that
>> actually matters.  All of those input types are for analog devices.
>> You have a digital tuner.  Hence, you use the "DVB DTV capture card
> Based on the fact that this is the name of the European standard,
> this would be the absolute LAST thing I would try for an American 
> broadcast card.

Perhaps, but then the device nodes for the card showed up in /dev/dvb too...

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