[mythtv-users] DVB-T Low Signal / High SNR
paul at raison.org.uk
Sat Oct 15 14:52:38 EDT 2005
Thanks for that, but I'm not using a splitter, I've simply moved the
coax from the STB to the 300i. I'll give Kaffeine a go, but as you say,
it's not just a case of scanning.
>On 15/10/05, Paul Raison <paul at raison.org.uk> wrote:
>>Hi, just trying to setup Mythtv using a Pinnacle 300i DVB-T card. When
>>scanning for channels I'm seeing the signal strength around 10-20% and
>>Signal / Noise around 60-70%. It does find channels, but any attempt to
>>watch them results in blocky / stuttering video. I get the same with
>>command line outside of Mythtv
>>I know that the signal from the aerial is fine, as I have a standalone
>>STB and see signal strength of around 90%.
>>I've been fighting with this for several days and have been tearing my
>>hair out!! Before I give up on the project, does anybody have any ideas
>>of what to check, possible probs etc?
>If you're using a splitter to give 2 aerial outputs, make sure it is
>OK (i.e. if one output is going into the STB and the other into the
>DVB card, check the cables etc.)
>Other than that, I'd double check using another piece of software like
>Kaffeine which has full DVB support and see if it can scan and display
>them any better. I've seen reports of scan and signal strength data
>being misleading occasionally, but if the picture is breaking up, this
>normally means the card's is not getting a strong enough signal. I've
>also seen first hand different reception quality between different DVB
>cards, so maybe the Pinnacle is a bit more choosy!
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