[mythtv-users] Confusion about DVB vs Analog
beww at beww.org
Tue Sep 9 19:49:49 UTC 2008
> First I would like to thank those developers who created this great
> I can get my system to work fine on analog but ive heard i should be
> using dvb and am hoping the picture actually looks better if i do
> this. Analog doesnt have that great of picture quality. I am using a
> coax cable off the wall jack provided by my local cable provider. I
> was tinkering around with dvb, made sure modprobe was loading it and
> then proceeded to play with the various settings for the card and
> input sources. I managed to get the channel scan to find channels but
> it cannot lock on any of them, It just tunes to the channel, gives the
> title and tells me i couldnt get a lock.
> I can however use xawtv but i do not get any sound.
> Any ideas or suggestions would be most appreciated!
First: Where are you? You are unlikely to get DVB off a cable system in
the USA. Digital cable is generally QAM256, and you will not be able to
get anything but unencrypted channels, most often just the local
off-airs and perhaps CSPAN or the like.
Second: What hardware are you using to receive digital signals, how you
do that depends a lot on your H/W.
Last: xawtv is only for analog cards, or so I thought. If you get no
sound it's probably your audio setup.
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