[mythtv-users] Automatic channel scanning
aovi72 at dsl.pipex.com
Tue Jun 8 04:31:42 EDT 2004
I was confused by this when i set my myth box up in the UK. Tuning in a telly
or a video always involved scanning the airwaves. However this isn't necassery
with myth / linux / ivtv. What you need are the channel / numbers frequencies
for your local transmitter - you should be able to obtain these from your
broadcaster and insert them into the channel setup or directly into the
An example of the sort of information you're looking for would be
http://www.bbc.co.uk/reception/tv_transmitters/tv_rowridge.shtml - while thats
obviously no good outside the south of england - it'll give you an idea of what
information you're after
So are you saying there is *NO* way of auto-scanning for open air
channels with PVR350??
Isn't there any external program for it that would work with the PVRx50?
Thanks for your input!
On 6/8/2004, "Jarod Wilson" <jcw at wilsonet.com> wrote:
>On Jun 7, 2004, at 22:29, <madera at insignesoftware.com> wrote:
>> I'm using a PVR350
>Same difference. The relevant tuner and encoder parts are more or less
>identical to the 250.
>> On 6/8/2004, "Jarod Wilson" <jcw at wilsonet.com> wrote:
>>> On Jun 7, 2004, at 20:01, <madera at insignesoftware.com> wrote:
>>>> I downloaded the Zappin program RPM.
>>>> It says that:
>>>> Using video device '/dev/video0', display ':0.0'.
>>>> Querying frame buffer parameters from DGA.
>>>> Using V4L2 2.5 interface.
>>>> Device '/dev/video0' does not support video overlay.
>>>> Setup failed.
>>>> Why could that be??
>>> Um, because the device /dev/video0 doesn't support video overlay, just
>>> like the error message says... =)
>>> The PVR-x50 series cards don't do video overlay (at least not with the
>>> current driver implementation, not sure if it is technically
>>> They take the incoming video stream and encode it to an mpeg2 file.
>>> Same reason xawtv doesn't work with that card. In asking your original
>>> question, you neglected to mention that you were using a PVR-250,
>>> otherwise, you probably (hopefully) wouldn't have been pointed to
>>> zapping and xawtv.
>Jarod C. Wilson, RHCE
>jcw at wilsonet.com
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