[mythtv-users] Can't get it to work
tiddens at jumpingdolphins.com
Wed Aug 4 22:11:17 UTC 2010
Thanks. I followed everything closely step-by-step three to four times. How
do I "check backend logs", what do I look for, and what do I do once I see
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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Robert McNamara
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 2:56 PM
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Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Can't get it to work
On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 2:47 PM, Mark Tiddens <tiddens at jumpingdolphins.com>
> I'm trying to find a Linux alternative to the WinTV7 software that
> gets all channels, including clear QAM channels numbering in the
> thousands. WinTV7 was simple to set up, and gets these channels.
> TVtime works, but doesn't get these channels.
> I've spent many hours trying to get MythTV to work, and I am fairly
> computer-literate. I am trying to get it to work on a system using
> Ubuntu 9.10 and the Hauppauge 950Q USB stick (which works great on my
> Windows machine with their WinTV7 software, and also works on my
> Ubuntu machine with TVtime). I have read everything and tried
> everything. One question is if MythTV really requires a subscription to
SchedulesDirect to use MythTV?
> WinTV7 doesn't require this.
> Anyway, I was getting the error message Re: Mythtv is using all
> inputs, but there are no active recordings, and read and tried
> everything on the Internet about this. I noticed that scanning or
> fetching TV channels wouldn't work, so I signed up with
> SchedulesDirect to see if this would help, even though I don't want to
> be forced to sign up and pay for this service. And now when I run Mythtv
and try "Watch TV" it says "Please W…"
> and then goes back to the menu.
You need to check your backend logs. In general, this means that you have
misconfigured something in mythtv-setup. You do need to scan for channels.
Each item in mythtv-setup is numbered because they are non-optional and must
be done, completely, in order.
> I work for CatchTheWaveTV.com, makers of The Wave, a PC designed to
> connect to TV's, and we want everything to be pre-installed, so if
> Mythtv must use this SchedulesDirect, we cannot implement it in The Wave.
Sounds like MythTV isn't the right option for you. MythTV is functionally
useless or near-useless without guide data. In the US, the only legal
method of obtaining guide data for all services and locales is
SchedulesDirect. This means paying the yearly fee.
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