[mythtv-users] Channellock

Marvin mythtv at webologist.com
Thu Feb 16 16:13:31 UTC 2017

On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 9:31 PM Stephen Worthington <
stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz> wrote:

> Some DVB-T channels here in New Zealand have a much longer tuning time
> than others.  When I upgraded to 0.28, I had to adjust all my DVB-T
> tuners to use 10000 for the capturecard.channel_timeout field in order
> to get our TV3 channel to tune properly.  The default is only 3000.
> There seems to have been a change between 0.27 and 0.28 that makes the
> right setting for channel_timeout much more important.  Previously, it
> would tune TV3 OK, but it seems to have done that by timing out and
> re-trying.  Now, if it times out, it seems it will fail to tune.  To
> adjust the channel_timeout settings, run mythtv-setup and select
> "Capture cards".  For each of the DVB-T(2) cards, on the first screen,
> change the "Tuning timeout (ms)" setting.

Thanks for this.  This is similar to my recent US OTA ATSC exprience with
an HDHomeRun Connect.  6000ms wasn't enough timeout, but 10000ms seems to
be working (so far).
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