[mythtv-users] Tuning problems

Damian myth at surr.co.uk
Sat Jan 5 14:48:29 UTC 2019

On 02/01/2019 08:55, Nigel Jewell wrote:
> On 01/01/2019 19:53, Damian wrote:
>> 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 ...
>> https://ukfree.tv/transmitters/tv/Mendip 
>> 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.
>> I've got 2x Hauppage Nova Win TV sticks (the one's that I've been 
>> calling SD).
>> And one pctv 292e stick (the one's that I've been calling HD).
> I am also using the Mendip transmitter, and I'm also using a mix of 
> those capture cards (although to be honest, the specific card should 
> be irrelevant).  They both work fine for me with Fedora 29 (and 
> previous versions), but I did need to add the firmware file for the 292e.
> I've also had constant problems with tuning via MythTV and I've been 
> using it since v0.19ish (now using v29).  In the end I completely gave 
> up trying to tune from within mythtv-setup and wrote a script that 
> uses scandvb and dvbv5-scan, parses the output and manipulates the 
> database tables directly.  Not ideal, but it's given me a lot more 
> control over the results and since doing this I don't have duplicates, 
> broken multiplex data etc.  I am *NOT* suggesting that you do this of 
> course, but I am recognising the problem - you are not alone!
> I've attached the scandvb and dvbv5-scan "initial files" that I use.  
> They might be a good reference of "good" data for you to plug into 
> MythTV and configure it prior to performing the channel scan.  I am 
> pretty sure they are accurate as my script tends to spot problems with 
> multiplexes, etc. although it's not failsafe as some of the output 
> from dvbv5-scan can be missing key info such as channel numbers and 
> scandvb does not handle DVBT2.
> I do have a long term hobby project to use what I've learnt from 
> poking around with scandvb, dvbv5-scan and mythtv-setup to create an 
> alternative more suited to my needs, but it's very stop start as I 
> have a lot to learn about the libdvbv5 API along the way. One day I'll 
> finish it :)
> Regards,
> Nige.

Great information! Thanks Nigel. It didn't even occur to me that the 
details on the website might be wrong! I just knew that they were 
different to what I used previously, so assumed that they were the most 
up to date source.


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