[mythtv-users] Tuning problems
myth at surr.co.uk
Tue Jan 1 19:52:59 UTC 2019
On 28/12/2018 22:04, John Pilkington wrote:
> On 28/12/2018 16:11, Damian wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I've had tuning issues for months now, but we mainly watch downloaded
>> content, so I've not worried too much about it.
>> However, there's not much point using MythTv without the TV bit! :-)
>> And I know how great it can be when it's working, so I'd like to sort
>> this out if I can.
>> Here's the issue ...
>> To keep things simple, I've got 2 SD tuner sticks installed at the
>> moment. I've got a HD one waiting to be used too, but I'm not too
>> worried about HD TV. I'd rather just get the 2 SD sticks working again.
>> I'm in the UK and should be (at least we used to be!) in the Mendip area.
>> Here are the details hoe how Mendip 'should' tune ...
>> The settings are different to what they were a few years ago, but to
>> me it looks like I the main channels are at 562000000Hz, 578000000Hz.
>> When I do a full scan, with MythTV, it gives me transports like ...
>> 698000000 Hz,
>> 738000000 Hz
>> 690000000 Hz
>> 721833330 Hz
>> Auto turn always results in finding channels, but they are
>> temperamental and unreliable.
>> This wouldn't be a problem as MythTV always seemed to tune to the
>> wrong transports. The problem is that if I edit the transports, like
>> I have in the past, to mathc up frequencies, then the system fins
>> Back when things used to work, manually editing the transports would
>> solve everything and I'd have rock solid tuning. however, that's not
>> been the case for along time now.
>> Any ideas how to get to the bottom of this?
>> I should mention that if I need to go to the command line, my level
>> is 'ls' and 'top'! :-) I can follow instructions, but have no idea
>> what I'm doing in there.
>> One final thing to mention is a new error message that I'm noticing
>> when I go into the Multiplex editor. It's stated saying:
>> "Sorry, the Transport Editor can only be used to edit transports
>> which are connected to a card input."
>> However, it then seems to work fine.
>> Hope some of you geniuses can help! :-)
> Hi Damien: This may help:
> I don't know how authoritative it is, but it notes frequency changes
> made at Mendip in February, although it doesn't look as if they
> affected the main muxes. Last time I looked ukfree.tv hadn't caught up
> with changes made at my local transmitter around that time.
> John P
Thanks for this John,
Although I don't understand it enough to know the implications :-)
I've just tested out an actual real TV, and it scanned all channels, so
I assume Myth should be able to find them too.
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