[mythtv-users] Nova 500 DVB-T Dual Tuner - Are they rubbish?
david.whyte at gmail.com
Wed Jul 8 00:58:47 UTC 2009
On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 12:07 PM, David Whyte<david.whyte at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have used scan and tzap and they all give poor results too. scan
> will rarely pick up channels other than Nine and SBS. tzap seemed to
> tune, as in it had FE_HAS_LOCK, but the SNR was 0000 across the board,
> which seems too good to be true. Also, the output file was unreadable
> in mplayer.
Okay, just to close the loop on this...
I brought his server to my house and found I was still unable to tune
any channels (which I expected since I can't even tune SBS at my house
yet his house even picks up the community channels).
I swapped out the Nova 500 and put in a crappy Medion DVB-T/Analog
tuner, which presents itself as a 'Phillips TDA10046H'. It tuned in
fine to all the channels my myth server can pickup (i.e. no SBS).
I took the server back to his house and re-tuned and it got everything
fine (except for SBS???) so that is all good. I guess the Nova 500 is
just way to touchy to be used except for in the most perfect of
For the interested, the kernel module that was loaded to support the
DVB-T portion of the card was saa7134. To support the analog portion
of the card was saa7130/34. I was unable to tune anything on the
analog portion though.
Regards to all those that tried to help,
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