Sun Mar 1 18:40:12 UTC 2009
- Add "cx88_dvb" to /etc/modules
- Add "blacklist cx8800" to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
The PVR-250 continues to be known as /dev/video0 and the HD-5500 is
I ran mythtv-setup and configured the HD-5500. It shows up as "[ DVB :
0 ]". The card type is "DVB DTV capture card (v3.x)". The DVB Device
Number is "0".
I went into SchedulesDirect and configured two subscribed lineups.
Back in mythtv-setup, I configured both video sources, "Comcast Analog"
and "Comcast Digital". On the input connections screen, I mapped "[
MPEG : /dev/video0 ] (Tuner 1)" to "Comcast Analog" and "[ DVB : 0 ]" to
So, here is where I start to feel like something's amiss...
When I (repeatedly) scan for channels on "[ DVB : 0 ]", I have to
continually reset the frequency table to "Cable", the modulation to
"Cable (QAM-256)" and the ATSC Channel Separator to "(5.1) Period". I'm
would have thought that MythTV would remember the settings. (As an
aside, is the ATSC Channel Separator just a cosmetic setting? Mythweb
doesn't seem to honor it.)
The channel scan runs for several minutes, with a mixture of:
Timeout Scanning QAM-256 Channel <#> -- no signal
Timeout Scanning QAM-256 Channel <#> -- no tables
Skipping QAM-257 Channel <#> on <#> - Encrypted Channel
Updating <channel name> as <#> on QAM-256 Channel <#> (<#>)
The scan stops after reaching 80%, and the last line is "Skipping
QAM-256 Channel 134 on 1 - Encrypted Channel". Does not reaching 100%
indicate a problem?
I run mythfilldatabase to populate the listings, but the listing data
for the digital channels is VERY sparse. For example, I get listings
for channel 2 (KTVU), but no data for 2_1 (KTVUHD) or 2_2 (KTVU-SD).
The only digital channel listings I get are for channels 89, 89#6,
119#0, 119#2, 119#3, 119#4 and 128#0.
Mythweb shows my scheduled recordings will all use the PVR-250.
Conflicts aren't resolved by using both tuners. (Neither of these are
unexpected, given the lack of "digital" listing data.)
When trying to record a program, I get the following results:
I try to record something from channel 2, and MythTV uses the PVR-250,
not the HD-5500.
I record something (The Bernstein Bears) on channel 119#0 (Sprout) and I
actually get the Home Shopping Network???
I have a schedule conflict (2 programs airing at the same time) and
MythTV doesn't try to record both (using both tuner cards).
It feels like I'm reasonably close to a working solution, but some
things are obviously not right.
Would any kind soul be willing to help out?
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