[mythtv-users] Firewire & RNG110, Channel Scanner, Channel changing
aronschatz at aselabs.com
Mon Feb 1 18:16:37 UTC 2010
I have some nagging issues. I'm setting up a new master backend (with
frontend) with Mythbuntu 9.10. I'm using Comcast (NJ, Verona line up).
Using the channel scanner, the scanner finds a whole bunch of clear QAM
channels (on QAM-64 and QAM-256), but since there is no channel data,
MythTV asks me to fill out what channel numbers for every unknown
channel. There are about 100 channels and this is pretty annoying to do
manually. Is there a way to have MythTV just fill out a generic channel
number itself (like 107.4 or something). It is tiring sitting there and
assigning channel numbers in the scanner only to have to change them
later (when the correct number is found from watching the channel).
MythTV used to just assign a number automatically, but it seemed this
got changed in this build.
The second issue is watching LiveTV. When MythTV encounters a bad
channel (where it can't tune, or other problems), it throws you back to
the menu and gives an error. This shouldn't happen, it should give you
an error and stay watching the previous channel. After the channel
errors out, you are stuck and can't watch LiveTV anymore without going
into the setup and removing the channel and telling the LiveTV to not
start at that channel. If a channel isn't tunable, MythTV shouldn't
start LiveTV with it, it should only use the last known good channel.
This would be a big time fix for new setups and bad channels.
The third thing is that I have a new RNG110 HDTV box that has working
Firewire (says on the diag page of the box). I've used two different
motherboards and a VIA firewire card (known working with a Firewire hard
drive), but the cable box just isn't detected by anything. It might be
the cable, but I doubt that (I'll get another to try). Everytime I run
plugreport, it only list node 0 which is nothing. Any suggestions on
Ohh, I know that scte65scan is supposed to work for Comcast users, but
when I run it it gives "parse_cds:734: FATAL: CDS too big; noncompliant
datastream?" What does this error mean and how can I get the PSIP data
so I don't need to manually map channels?
Thanks everyone, MythTV is a great project. Hopefully we'll continue to
be able to use it without finding loopholes with the content we purchase.
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