[mythtv-users] Problems testing my card.
eppo120 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 01:08:01 UTC 2009
On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 7:42 PM, Batshua bat Yehonatan <batshua at gmail.com>wrote:
> I haven't yet reached the point where I can even configure the mythbackend
> properly. Doesn't scanning for channels come in later, at that step?
> On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 6:39 PM, Eppo Eppleston <eppo120 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 7:21 PM, Kevin J. Cummings <
>> cummings at kjchome.homeip.net> wrote:
>>> Phil Bridges wrote:
>>>> You don't want to scan for ATSC channels if you're connected to the
>>>> cable - you want to scan for QAM channels.
>>> Incorrect statement. ATSC includes both QAM and 8VSB (which is the OTA
>>> encoding). You probably mean that he doesn't want to scan for 8VSB, but for
>>> QAM instead.
>>> But, I cannot find any information from the OP (except his vague ATSC
>>> reference) on *where* he is on order to advise him on possible protocols to
>>> check for....
>>> If you do want to scan for cable channels, try bypassing your converter
>>> Do we know what the output of his convert box is? Analog or digital?
>>> (Is he trying to plug an analog input into a digital encoder card?)
>>> If his cable is encoded, is it worth trying to scan it directly for
>>> channels? It will tell him which channels are available, and also which are
>>> If he is scanning for channels at the output of his convert box, he won't
>>> find any (will he?) What *is* the output of his converter box?
>>> (Sorry, I'm repeating myself.)
>> i dont think you want to scan for channels. you want to fetch channel
i'm not sure about every other configuration you can have. but if you are
getting your signal from the cablebox, that is what i'm doing. i use an
irblaster to change the channels. so in mythtv-setup, you would fetch the
channel listings. that is the point i thought you were at. i'm sorry if this
is not your problem, and i might have confused you.
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