[mythtv-users] Anyway to tune a channel > 125 on pvr-150?
R. G. Newbury
newbury at mandamus.org
Wed Jan 11 16:42:46 UTC 2006
Joe Votour wrote:
>--- John Biundo <johnbiundo at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>>Sorry for the newbie question, and I think I know
>>the answer, but I
>>thought I'd ask.
>>I can tune channel 407, which isn't even listed in
>>my program lineup, on
>>my "basic analog cable" package. I use a STB -
>>mainly for the program
>>guide - and I'm guessing this is a feature provided
>>by the STB. I'm
>>also guessing that I'm out of luck trying to get
>>this channel through a
>>direct connection from the cable to my pvr-150,
>>Unfortunately, this happens to be a music TV channel
>>that my kid loves...
>>Oh well. Thought I'd check here before writing it
>>mythtv-users mailing list
>>mythtv-users at mythtv.org
>The tuner on a PVR-150 is an analog tuner, meant for
>receiving analog cable TV signals. The stuff that
>goes into your STB is likely a digital signal, which
>contains completely different information (likely
>MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 data) and would come out as gibberish
>on a PVR-150.
>You need to use the STB to receive the channels, and
>then you can plug your STB into the composite/S-Video
>and audio jacks or the coaxial input (if your STB will
>output on coaxial) for a reduced quality signal.
>Some cable providers, in addition to the digital
>signal will also provide an analog signal that you can
>tune into with the PVR-150. However, it is highly
>unlikely that they will have put the particular
>channel you are looking for within the analog
If you split your signal prior to the STB and send a feed to the PVR150,
then you can use it to tune channels in mythtv, but it will not work
with a digitial signal and channel 400 odd is undoubtedly a digital signal.
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