[mythtv-users] Hauppauge WinTV NOVA HD S2 sees signal but not channels

Another Sillyname anothersname at googlemail.com
Sat May 29 01:38:21 UTC 2010


On 28 May 2010 22:01, Thomas Ulich <thomas at ulich.org> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> my Hauppauge WinTV NOVA HD S2 (DVB-S/DVB-S2; similar to HVR-4000) does not
> find any channels even though MythTV reports high signal and SNR levels.
> Here's my setup and what I have done so far:
>
> - Fresh install of Ubuntu 10.04 with mythtv 0.23
>
> - Kernel upgraded to 2.6.32-22-generic, all other upgrades done, installed
>  proprietary hardware driver
>
> - 2 DVB Cards installed:
>  Hauppauge WinTV NOVA HD S2 - udev-fixed to /dev/dvb/adapter20
>  Hauppauge WinTV NOVA TD-500 - udev-fixed to /dev/dvb/adapter1[01]
>  (dual-tuner card)
>
> - Read http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-HVR-4000
>  and ...
>
> - Downloaded firmware from (old address in URL above)
>  http://www.wintvcd.co.uk/drivers/88x_2_125_28070_WHQL.zip
>  Extracted binary; cmp'd with original /lib/firmware/dvb-fe-cx24116.fw:
>  they are identical.  dmesg tells me that:
>
> [  205.088404] cx24116_firmware_ondemand: Waiting for firmware upload
> (dvb-fe-cx24116.fw)...
> [  205.088412] cx88-mpeg driver manager 0000:03:0e.2: firmware: requesting
> dvb-fe-cx24116.fw
> [  205.120411] cx24116_firmware_ondemand: Waiting for firmware upload(2)...
> [  210.501279] cx24116_load_firmware: FW version 1.26.90.0
> [  210.501286] cx24116_firmware_ondemand: Firmware upload complete
>
> - Downloaded v4l driver from http://hg.kewl.org/pub/v4l-dvb-20100517
>  (also tried -20100130; makes no difference for me), disabled FireDTV,
>  compiled and installed successfully. depmod -a, reboot
>
> - Followed instructions on http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/DVB-S to enable LNB
>  in the backend-setup (UNIVERSAL (Europe))
>
> - Followed instructions on http://parker1.co.uk/mythtv_ubuntu.php and set
>  the timeouts to rather high 30000 ms for initial DVB-S search.
>
> - Defined two separate Video Sources, for EIT Terrestrial and EIT
>  Satellite.
>
> - Made input connections between cards and sources.
>
> - Scanned for channels on the terrestrial card: WORKS FINE, I can watch
>  DVB-T TV!
>
> - Scanned for channels on the satellite card. Again following advice from
>  http://parker1.co.uk/mythtv_ubuntu.php, I entered the following data on
>  the scan page:  Desired Services: TV -> Only Free: Unchecked -> Test
>  Decrypt: Checked -> Scan Type: Full Scan (Tuned)-> Frequency 11681000,
>  Pol vertical, SymRate 27500000, FEC=2/3, Mod QPSK, Inversion Auto,
>  Rolloff 0.35  (Astra-28.2E / Eurobird1)
>
> - Also tried: Only Free checked, Test Decrypt unchecked, and FEC=auto, but
>  results are all the same.
>
> PROBLEM: When starting the scan, I have immediately Signal 78% and SNR of
> 74-78%, but the scan progress bar remains at 0% for half a minute, and then
> jumps to 100% while displaying a pop-up window "Failed to find any new
> channels!"
>
> Also, I tried to use scan and scan-s2 using option -5 (long timeouts), -l
> UNIVERSAL (LNB) and correct adapter and frontend numbers together with the
> Astra-28.2E and Eurobird1 config files.  Nothing.  Only messages "tuning
> failed" and "filter timeout pid".
>
> I have a DVB-T/DVB-S set top box (w/o harddisk) in use with the same dish,
> which works just fine and can see many hundred DVB-S channels.  I chose the
> frequency setting above, because according to that box it's a strong signal.
>
> After hours of g**gling the mailing lists etc I am running out of ideas what
> I could try.
>
> Thank you very much in advance for any ideas how to go from here.
>
> All the best,
>
> Thomas
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Thomas

Can you confirm that the LNB/Dish combination you were using were
previously working using a standard Sky box type receiver?

Regards


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