[mythtv-users] Issues recording
lifter89 at comcast.net
Wed Feb 27 02:50:49 UTC 2008
Roger Heflin wrote:
> Harry Devine wrote:
>> I've asked bits and pieces of this question in prior posts with
>> little to no response, so this is my "every so often try again"
>> post. I have a Myth box running FC6 and SVN from 11/19/07 via
>> ATRPMs. I have a pcHD5500 card in it, along with Firewire connected
>> to my Motorola DCT-3412 STB. I have Comcast in Southern New Jersey
>> (just outside of Atlantic City).
>> Now, when I scan for channels, I get 50 OTA channels (local ABC in
>> standard broadcast as well HD, etc.). I have approximately 300
>> channels that show up as UNKNOWN#???? (i.e UNKNOWN117#3). I
>> understand completely about how the streams are being sent, but I can
>> never tune them at all. I can only tune the OTA channels.
>> What perplexes me on this is that if I take the main cable in my
>> house and plug it into my cable-ready TV, I can tune channels 2-99
>> just fine. I would expect the same thing to happen on my pcHD5500
>> card, at least on the analog portion. So I began to think that I
>> must have some sort of configuration/setup issue.
>> So I went through mythtv-setup again tonight and jotted down what I
>> thought would be the relevant settings, hoping one of you gurus would
>> spot something (obvious to you) that I may have overlooked. I went
>> with Myth so I could record programs, and currently cannot. I can
>> listen to music, watch videos, see pictures, listen to Sirius
>> Satellite Radio, but the main function I wanted was to record
>> programs and this part is severely lacking.
>> Option 1, under General, screen 2:
>> TV Format: NTSC
>> VBI Format: None
>> Channel Frequency Table: us-cable
>> Option 2: Capture Cards
>> Card shows up as DVB DTV capture card (v3.x)
>> Frontend ID: DViCO v2 or Air2PC v3 or pcHD5500 Subtype: ATSC
>> Analog options: Video Device: /dev/video0
>> Probed Info: pcHD5500 HDTV [cx8800]
>> VBI Device: /dev/vbi
>> Audio Device: /dev/dsp
>> Audio sampling rate limit: 48000
>> Default Input: Television
>> Option 3: Video Sources
>> I have 1 SchedulesDirect lineup defined which has all channels
>> given by Comcast, based on my zip code. I called this Video source
>> Frequency Table: us-cable
>> Option 4: Input Connections
>> [DVB:0] -> CableDigital
>> [V4L: /dev/video0] -> CableDigital
>> [Firewire] -> CableDigital
>> Sorry for the long post, but I'm really stumped as to why, as I feel,
>> something so basic, that it seems like everyone on this list has
>> working, doesn't work for me. Do I just live in a bad area? Does
>> Comcast just screw me over so I HAVE to use their DVR (which I have,
>> BTW, but they keep raising the price on me)? Most of the programs
>> that I want to record are on what I call "basic" cable (channels
>> 2->99). I don't even care about recording things in HD at the
>> moment. Someday, sure, but not currently.
>> Thank you very much for any help. Let me know if I can provide any
>> further information.
> Can the channels in the lineup CableDigital be found on DVB:0, V4L and
> the firewire? /dev/video0 should be the analog channels, DVB:0 should
> be the digital ATSC channels and I don't know what the firewire is in
> your setup.
> I have different lineup's (and channel lists) for my digital channels and
> my analog channels, I believe (I could be wrong) that if you use the same
> lineup for both it thinks that it can find all of the channels on a given
> input that it cannot actually find all of the channels on, and things
> work correctly. bcast is the broadcast analog lineup, and bcast-hdtv is
> my broadcast digital lineup.
> Mine looks like this:
> tuner1 (/dev/video0) -> bcast (PVR150)
> tuner2 (/dev/video2) -> bcast (PVR150)
> DVB:0 -> bcast-hdtv (HD5500)
> Given that I have to older analog cards I did not bother defining the
> analog part of the HD5500 to be bcast, but I would expect you to have
> to separate the channels.
> Also, life with DVB gets easier with later kernels, what kernel do you
> have on the FC6 box? My mythbackend is running FC7 right now with a
> 2.6.23 variant, starting at maybe .21/.22 all of the proper drivers
> are built in correctly.
Thanks for the reply. I guess I'll answer the last question first:
uname -a shows 2.6.20-1.2944.fc6 for my kernel. If upgrading to a newer
distro would help, like F8, then I'd do that. As for the lineups, are
you recommending something like this?:
CableBroadcast = my "analog" channels (2-99)
CableDigital = my "OTA" channels (HDTV channels, etc.)
I always wondered if having only 1 lineup was going to cause problems.
Sounds like that might be the case. Could the fact that I have my TV
format set to NTSC and the subtype on the analog portion of the pcHD500
card set to ATSC be causing some of this too?
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