[mythtv-users] UK: Problems tuning Hauppauge NOVA-T500 (DSO related?)
J.Pilk at tesco.net
Wed Jan 18 21:04:36 UTC 2012
On 18/01/12 19:36, Gavin Whitehead wrote:
> On 15/01/2012 23:15, John Pilkington wrote:
>> On 15/01/12 21:21, Gavin Whitehead wrote:
>>> I'm in the process of building my first MythTV box and I am currently
>>> testing my tuner cards. I'm having trouble getting my Hauppauge WinTV
>>> NOVA-T-500 to tune to the DVT-B channels (Sandy Heath transmitter in the
>>> I am running the command scan command (from dvb-apps) on my Ubuntu 11.10 box
>>> scan -a 0 -x 0 /usr/share/dvb/dvb-t/uk-SandyHeath | tee nova-t.txt
>>> The output is as follows:
>>> gavin at mc03:~/dvb$ scan -a 0 -x 0 /usr/share/dvb/dvb-t/uk-SandyHeath |
>>> tee nova-t-500.txt
>>> scanning /usr/share/dvb/dvb-t/uk-SandyHeath
>>> using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
>>> initial transponder 641833000 0 3 9 1 0 0 0
>>> initial transponder 665833000 0 2 9 3 0 0 0
>>> initial transponder 650167000 0 2 9 3 0 0 0
>>> initial transponder 842000000 0 3 9 1 0 0 0
>>> initial transponder 626167000 0 3 9 1 0 0 0
>>> initial transponder 674167000 0 3 9 1 0 0 0
>> You shouldn't need to use anything outside mythtvsetup to populate the
>> channels. At the New Year I was able to tune 4 of the 5 SD muxes there;
>> I think the 5th is very low power at present. You may see it if you use
>> the 'link transports' option in the Channel scanner. it's the one with
>> Film 4.
>> Muxes are on 522, 498, 554 and 722 MHz and the TIDs are 4173, 8194,
>> 12290 and 20544 - but there's no way that I know of to enter these
>> without poking the database directly.
>> John P
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> I don't have MythTV installed yet - I'm still at the 'testing out my
> hardware' stage.
> I want to be able to prove my tuners work independently of MythTV.
> Then,when I install MythTV and can't get them to work with it I will
> know that it's just my inablility to configure a new (to me) and complex
> piece of software thats the problem!
> Hence my attempts to get the NOVA-TD500 to work with scan - the most
> basic of DVB tools.
That's fair enough, but if you only look at frequencies where nothing is
being transmitted you're unlikely to see anything. The other SD freq is
I find vlc useful for testing, and for more general use; don't know if
you have that.
Here are the first lines for each of the four transports that I saw, as
terminal output from mythtvsetup in mid-December.
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