[mythtv-users] Problems Using VCR as Cable Tuner
beww at beww.org
Mon Sep 22 17:33:33 UTC 2008
Greg Hermsen wrote:
> I have a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1600 card and installed beta drivers as
> discussed in other postings. The ATSC half of the card tunes
> over-the-air channels nicely. I found through a call to Hauppauge tech
> support that they have a problem with their cards tuning Comcast cable.
> I was told their cards don't recognize the frequency Comcast is using
> and they are working on fixing it.
> In the meantime, I'm trying to use my VCR as a cable tuner. For various
> reasons I want to use coax-only connections, not composite. I have
> cable coax from the wall the the VCR input and coax from the VCR output
> the the HVR-1600 input. I created dummy channels 3 and 4 in MythTV for
> the cable half of the card. I know the VCR can tune channels without a
> problem. When I view channel 3 and 4 through MythTV, all I get is black
> and white static.
> I assume I missed one or two things in the backend configuration for
> this setup. Does anybody have something similar working? I would
> appreciate any suggestions.
The RF output of VCRs is usually channels 2 or 3 (sometimes 3 or 4) on
standard assignments (not HRC ir IRC).
I'm not sure, but if you tell Myth to input on a specific channel it
might assume it needs to tune an STB, thus you might have to have a
channel changing script. If you do not have or need such a script
putting /bin/true into the setup as a change script might solve your
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