[mythtv-users] PVR-500 D492 Finally WORKS!
skd5aner at gmail.com
Sat May 21 18:36:34 UTC 2005
I sent this to the IVTV mailing list as well, but I thought this
might be a good reference here on the mythtv users list.
After 3 months of troubleshooting my PVR-500 MCE D492, I have finally
been able to receive a signal (great video, great sound)! Before, I
had the frequently brought up problem of static that would fade to a
black or dark red on both turners. I finally found my answer here:
First off - Chris said to try not using a driver after 0.3.2t for the
PVR-500 MCE... so, I'm using .0.3.2s.
Edit the driver/cx25840-driver.c file and change the line (L66 for me):
static int no_black_magic = 0;
static int no_black_magic = 1;
Then, save and recompile.
For some reason, just having this in the modules.conf file wasn't
enough. Here's my settings for that (I also have 2 PVR-250s):
alias char-major-81 videodev
alias char-major-81-0 ivtv
alias char-major-81-1 ivtv
alias char-major-81-2 ivtv
alias char-major-81-3 ivtv
options cx25840 no_black_magic=1
options ivtv ivtv_debug=1 tuner=8,8,57,57
And, that's basically all she wrote! I really hope this helps some
people out because I couldn't figure it out without the help of Mike
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