[mythtv-users] Signal strength now reporting 50% instead of 100%

Daryl McDonald darylangela at gmail.com
Sat May 7 01:37:30 UTC 2022

On Fri, May 6, 2022 at 4:53 PM Klaas de Waal <klaas.de.waal at gmail.com>

> On Fri, 6 May 2022 at 22:16, James Abernathy <jfabernathy at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> I've been on v32 for sometime now.  Today I was watching live TV via
>> Mythfrontend and noticed that all my stations' signal strength reported in
>> the 40-50% when they normally report 90-100%.  I'm about 10 miles from the
>> antenna farm in Garner, NC where all the major stations locally have their
>> towers.  So signal strength has never been a problem.  I do not have any
>> issues with breaking-up of my pictures or errors in my recordings.  My
>> antenna is in the attic and it, the cabling or the Hauppauge WinTV Quad
>> tuner cards have not been disturbed.
>> The odd thing is I also have a HDHomeRun Duo connected to the same
>> antenna and its signal strengths are still high like they used to be.
>> Has something changed in the way Mythtv calculated signal % for the
>> display on Live TV?
>> Nothing has changed in this part of the software recently as far as I
> know. I have not really been looking at this for a while but it is always
> possible that something has been changed accidentally. It could also be
> that there has been a change in the Hauppauge driver or in the Linux DVB
> software that causes this. The HDHomeRun devices compute the signal
> strength all by themselves and MythTV just receives the number. If that is
> still the same then your antenna signal is most likely also still
> completely OK.
> Klaas.
> _______________________________________________
> Could it be the on-board amplifier of your Quad tuner?
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