[mythtv-users] Mythfilldatabase, new HdHr Quatro box, and EPG

Jay Harbeston jharbestonus at gmail.com
Wed Aug 7 19:41:32 UTC 2019

> On Aug 7, 2019, at 3:37 PM, Don Brett <dlbrett at zoominternet.net> wrote:
> On 8/7/2019 1:33 PM, Klaas de Waal wrote:
>> On Wed, 7 Aug 2019 at 16:16, Don Brett <dlbrett at zoominternet.net> wrote:
>>> I missed the announcements when my local broadcasters decided to change
>>> frequencies and required everyone to re-scan.  I thought my HDHR-Connect
>>> box stopped working, so I bought a new HDHR-Quatro (four tuners).
>>> The installation went pretty well.  I deleted the existing tuners and
>>> created four new ones for the Quatro box (thanks Klaas for the
>>> instructions). The channel scan worked fine and all four tuners are
>>> working better than expected; some of the hard to get channels are
>>> working really well.
>>> However, the program guide is unpopulated ("Unknown(Unknown)" for all
>>> the new tuner channels.  I also have an Hauppauge HD-PVR for the cable
>>> box and those channels are fine.  I've run mythfilldatabase several
>>> times; do I have a myth-setup issue, or maybe something with
>>> Schedules-Direct?
>>> Don
>>> PS - After the channel scan, I checked the channel editor and all looked
>>> fine.  I exited and re-entered mythtv-setup and re-checked the channel
>>> editor.  Filtering for each of the Quatro antenna inputs, it shows all
>>> the cable-tv channels mixed into the antenna channels.  Example: if I
>>> set the "Video Sources" filter to "All", it shows five cable TV "Video
>>> On Demand" channels (HD-PVR, Ant-1. Ant-2, Ant-3. Ant-4).  I assume this
>>> is a display issue, but ??
>>> PS - I temporarily turned on EIT and it mostly filled in the guide.
>>> PS - I reported the frequency change to Schedules-Direct and asked if
>>> any updates were needed on their end; waiting for response.
>> The way I understand your system you need to configure two video
>> sources, one for the HD-PVR/cable and one for the Quatro/OTA.
>> All four tuners of the Quatro have to be connected to the one video
>> source you created for the Quatro/OTA.
>> In the mythtv-setup Channel Editor, when you select "All" video
>> sources, you get all channels from all  video sources.
>> If there are channels that are both on the HD-PVR/cable and on the
>> Quattro/OTA then you see that channel twice.
>> Note that on the mythfrontend Program Guide the same channel from
>> different video sources is shown only once.
>> If you want to use EIT/EPG then you need to do that on only one tuner
>> per video source. So for the Quattro/OTA you configure EIT/EPG only
>> for the first tuner.
>> I am not familiar with Schedules-Direct but maybe it works
>> automatically OK once the setup is correct.
>> Klaas.
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> Perhaps I misunderstood.  The Quatro has four tuners in one box, using one IP address, and one device ID.  Do I actually have only two capture cards (HDPVR and HDHOMERUN)?  Here's what I created, what do I need to delete?
> Capture cards >
> HDPVR: /dev/video0
> HDHOMERUN: 10722347
> HDHOMERUN: 10722347
> HDHOMERUN: 10722347
> HDHOMERUN: 10722347
> Video Sources >
> HdPvr
> Ant-1
> Ant-2
> Ant-3
> Ant-4
> Input Connections >
> [HDPVR: /dev/video0] (Component) -> HdPvr
> [HDHOMERUN: 10722347] (MPEG2TS) -> Ant-1
> [HDHOMERUN: 10722347] (MPEG2TS) -> Ant-2
> [HDHOMERUN: 10722347] (MPEG2TS) -> Ant-3
> [HDHOMERUN: 10722347] (MPEG2TS) -> Ant-4
> Don

Nothing to be deleted. You are going in the right direction, and are ok so far.

You can now go into each of those 4 connections and create 3 or 4 virtual tuners for each connection so that the minor channels can also be
Recorded at the same time.


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