[mythtv-users] Can't Get pcHDTV-5500 To Work With MythTV
rcs at malibyte.net
Tue Jul 3 05:00:38 UTC 2007
Donald J. Maddox wrote:
> Bob Sully wrote:
>>> The fact that it works fine with mplayer and tvtime suggests that it is
>>> not a driver problem. The card WORKS - both digital and analog parts.
>>> It just doesn't work with MythTV for some reason.
>>> I installed from the Fedora Core 6 RPMs, I did select DVB DTV Capture
>>> card (v3.x) in the configuration
>> Just got back from three days out of town with no Internet access, so
>> didn't get a chance to reply sooner.
>> If both sides of the card work on mplayer and tvtime, it's not a driver
>> I have two 5500s in my combined BE/FE system running Mandriva 2007
>> Both sides of both cards work fine (though I admit that the analog
>> picture quality isn't as good as I'd like). A previous poster is
>> - you set it up as a DVB card and then set up the analog portion under
>> "analog settings" in Mythtv-setup.
>> Now, what took me the longest time to figure out is that you need to set
>> up two different sets of channels, one for each side (and being in the
>> I had to set up two Zap2It accounts to grab their respective data).
>> I had that set up, I was good to go.
>> If need be (I'm not on that machine at the moment), I'd be happy to list
>> my "analog settings" if anyone wishes.
> What kernel version and MythTV versions are you running, just out of
> I have configured my card as a single DVB card, and I'm sure the analog
> part is configured correctly as well - I can't scan channels at all on
> the DVB side, but the analog channels scan fine; however, MythTV refuses
> to tune them beyond the initial successful scan.
> I can't even import a known-good channels.conf file that works fine with
> mplayer - not only is MythTV unable to tune the channels, it also seems
> to misparse the channels.conf file, as the number of channels it tries
> to scan based on the contents of the file is considerably less than what
> is in the file, i.e., I import a channels.conf file with 21 known good
> channels, and MythTV (unsuccessfully) scans 6. No idea what's going on
The kernel is 184.108.40.206-6mdv-multimedia (Mandriva's "stock" multimedia
kernel for 2007, which I recompiled to tweak a few minor things):
[rcs at vader: ~]$ uname -a
Linux vader.malibyte.net 220.127.116.11-6mdvmmcustom-k8 #2 PREEMPT Sun Apr 15
01:33:21 PDT 2007 x86_64 Mobile AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 4000+
Here are all of the Myth rpms I'm using now - they were the latest version
at the time I installed (April).
[rcs at vader: ~]$ rpm -qa | grep myth
I went back through a few threads on www.pchdtv.com's forum
(unfortunately, the forum is riddled with spam) but I now remember that I
got the card to scan all possible channels after I deleted it ("delete all
capture cards") in mythtv-setup, then re-entered it again (as a DVB card,
Bob Sully - Simi Valley, California, USA
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