[mythtv-users] About to give up - Avermedia 771 - not sensitiveenough for UK DVB?

Paul Broadwith paul.broadwith at blueivy.co.uk
Fri Nov 2 17:48:56 UTC 2007


Hi Stephen,

 

That was my thinking - it was the aerial, cables etc. It can't be though as the DVB box works fine. It's a new aerial with new positioning to get a  better signal.

 

If the stopping is normal, then I can live with it. My problem was that it would happen in the middle of a recorded program and I'd lose the rest of it! However I've been unable to test that as I can't get MythTV to work reliably!

 

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From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Stephen Brooks
Sent: 02 November 2007 14:00
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] About to give up - Avermedia 771 - not sensitiveenough for UK DVB?

 

I've got two Aver 771 cards and they work well. I have used a TV amp (3 outputs - 1 telly, 2 mythtv), but only an ordinary aerial. Are you sure that your aerial leads etc are okay?

 I do occasionally get the stopping in LiveTV maybe once a week or so, recorded programs are fine. 

Have you tried the link below for aerial suggestions and coverage.

http://www.wolfbane.com/articles/tvr.htm
http://www.wolfbane.com/articles/uka1cmap.htm

On 11/2/07, Tim Phipps <mythtv-users at phipps-hutton.freeserve.co.uk > wrote:

I've had better results with USB DVB-T than PCI. I've one Nova-T PCI 
card and it was OK but the noise it generated upset my TV, even tough
they were fed independently from a two output amp. I've now got a four
output amp (24 from B&Q) with three Freecom USB tuners (~20 each on 
ebay). Works well, and is low power.
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