[mythtv-users] Got my Firewire tuner back!
lifter89 at comcast.net
Tue Oct 2 00:05:34 UTC 2007
Bob Sully wrote:
> Harry Devine wrote:
>> Bob Sully wrote:
>>> I'm now running two pcHDTV 5500s, each with QAM and analog, plus the
>>> S-video input from the STB (the only way I can record HBO, MTV-HD,
>>> now also with firewire, for a total of 6 separate tuners. Now, if I
>>> only get lirc working right and figure out how to set up a playlist on
>>> MythMusic (it's NOT intuitive at all - better yet, figure out how to
>>> Amarok from within Myth, as has already been discussed) - I'll be in DVR
>> I have a very similar setup to you (1 pcHDTV 5500, a Motorola DCT3412
>> STB from Comcast), and was wondering how you got the Firewire going and
>> the analog on the pcHDTV. I just got most of my QAM channels mapped
>> over (once I understood how the XMLTVID stuff worked), and I can't seem
>> to figure out why I can't see any of the analog channels. I haven't
>> even BEGUN to worry about the Firewire yet, but that's on the list. :-)
>> Thanks in advance for any information.
> For the Firewire port, you need to set it up as a separate capture card.
> Also, make sure that you have the plugreport and plugctl utilities to test
> and enable the firewire input port of your Myth box. I have a DCT6200
> STB, which works well with these, and a script to change channels on the
> STB (I use 6200ch, but I'm not sure which one works with the 3412).
> To get the analog channels on the pcHDTV 5500, you need to set up a
> separate video source for them (I actually have three: one source for
> analog (2-98), one for the in-the-clear QAM channels (approximately 35 or
> 40 total), and one that includes the full set of all provided channels).
> When you set up the pcHDTV as a capture card, make sure you choose the DVB
> option and make sure that you set up the "analog options" correctly. Then
> go to the video sources setup and fetch the lists of channels from the
> source. If you're using Schedules Direct, go to the FAQ on their web site
> and look for the section on how to set up multiple sources from the same
> SD account - I followed their directions, and it worked fine. Then do
> your channel scan for both the DVB (QAM) side (sounds like you've already
> done that) and the analog side. You then should be good to go.
> I found this really confusing last year when I first set this card up,
> too. But once I got it working, it's been fine since.
OK, I'm most of the way thru manually going thru each channel, figuring
out what's what, and setting them up in MythWeb. What I am now confused
with (or is that STILL confused with), is the fact that I don't seem to
have all of the channels that my SD lineup shows. I have the following
2 -> 13 (from my Analog scan that you described above).
Channel 59 (Lifetime); 204 (TNT HD); 231 (ABC HD); 232 (NBC HD); 233
(CBS HD); 234 (Fox HD); 235 (local HD station formerly with WB); 236
(local CW station HD); 240 -> 244 (Local PBS HD stations); 245 & 246
(ABC Digital & Weather channels); 248 (NBC Digital Weather channel); 250
(additional HD station similar to 235); 265 (ESPN Classic); 282 (Jewelry
TV (what the hell is THAT all about!)); and several Comcast movie/sports
preview channels (not important)
My lineup with SD, which has a Cable lineup and a Cable Digital lineup,
has ALOT more channels than that. Am I to assume then, that the
channels that I DO get are unencrypted, and the ones that I DON'T get
are encrypted and, therefore, I'm outta luck?
Thanks for any insight,
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