[mythtv-users] PVR-150 only gets 3 cable channels
gr at gr5.org
Sun Aug 27 11:20:14 UTC 2006
I just got a used pvr-150 for my mythtv box but I can only get a few
channels through my comcast cable and only just barely. As a coincidence
these are the same channels that - if I disconnect the cable, set the tv to
that channel, and reconnect the cable - the TV sees these but no other channels
work. If I set the channel when the cable is connected the TV, it can tune it
no problem. These few stations that "work" are all contiguous - something
like 4,5,6 if I remember right. Also if I connect the vcr cable out to the
pvr-150 it gets channel 3 from the vcr just fine.
I suspect this means comcast has the station carrier frequencies off by quite
a bit and the pvr-150 can't tune them in. Or maybe cable channels are
normally at different frequencies than over the air?
Is there a tune feature for the pvr-150 that has to be enabled? Is there a
way to tell it exactly what frequency each channel is on (like the HDTV card)?
Is there any kind of config file for pvr-150s?
Does anyone else out there use a pvr-150 on mythtv with
comcast cable in Boston area? Is my card just defective?
- George Roberts
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