[mythtv-users] Recording noise instead of scheduled show?
john at rkroll.com
Sat Jun 3 16:09:12 UTC 2006
I have my channel change script run the ivtv-tune command. I'll
change the input away fom the RF later in life.
On Jun 3, 2006, at 2:04 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 06/02/2006 11:12 PM, John wrote:
>> I have a PVR-150 connected to my DirectTV STB. I have set the
>> channel change script to
>> /bin/true and can see in the log that this is OK. I have the preset
>> channel set to 3 but
>> my tuner never gets "set" and I end up recording noise instead of the
>> I have the real DirectTV channel change script for the STB but I'm
>> just taking one step
>> at a time.
>> Here is the relevant area of my log:
>> 2006-06-02 23:00:03.150 TVRec(1): Changing from None to RecordingOnly
>> 2006-06-02 23:00:04.253 ret_pid(5850) child(5850) status(0x0)
>> 2006-06-02 23:00:04.258 External Tuning program exited with no error
>> 2006-06-02 23:00:04.309 Started recording: Stargate SG-1 "The Powers
>> That Be": channel 1244 o
>> n cardid 1, sourceid 1
>> 2006-06-02 23:00:04.471 Can't enable VBI recording (2)
>> vbi: Invalid argument
>> 2006-06-02 23:00:05.428 Reschedule requested for id 0.
>> What is the VBI thing?
> Vertical Blanking Interval (basically, where data is carried in the
> video signal--data such as closed captions, teletext, wide screen
> signalling, etc.) It's completely unrelated.
> There have been reports that the
> Preset tuner to channel
> Leave this blank unless you have an external tuner that is
> connected to
> the tuner input of your card. If so, you will need to specify the
> channel for the signal (normally 3 or 4).
> setting doesn't work anymore, but I haven't had the time (and, in
> not much motivation) to go in and find out why since I don't use it.
> See http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/188083#188083 ,
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/dev/191506#191506 ,
> If that is the case, your options include:
> a) Switch the STB to output S-Video or Composite. This is the
> preferred option because both have noticeably better quality than
> RF-modulated output.
> b) Use a script to set the appropriate starting channel upon
> using a command-line tool like ivtv-tune.
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