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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:42 am Reply with quote
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My card works fine in NTSC mode but I have not figured out how to do the dvbscan. If I follow the directions that come with the card I get a message to the effect that no channel.config found or dtvscan not found. etc. How and where do you place the channel.config file and the dtvscan file? Thanks for the help. Confused

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:22 pm Reply with quote
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I just went over this in another thread. Don't bother with the app you got from pchdtv. Use the scandvb command found in the dvb-utils package.

http://pchdtv.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7139

Here is some more info on channel scanning

http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Adding_Digital_Cable_Channels_%28For_ATSC/QAM_Tuner_Cards_--_USA/Canada%29

If I recall, you would put the channels.conf in a folder in your home directory called ./mplayer if you want to watch using mplayer.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:36 pm Reply with quote
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I have dvb scan but now it ends with "TUNING FRONTEND: Invalid argument". I am not able to determine what I am missing here and how to call xine. I am using Mandriva 2009 by the way. Confused

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:47 pm Reply with quote
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I should have researched this card a bit more. But since it was designed for linux I figured it would be fairly easy to set up. Wrong, no picture no sound. I can not get it to work in Mandriva except for the NTSC channels and that is without sound. The SBlive ! sound card does not have an auxillary port and so I have no idea where to plug in the tv card. Anyone want to buy a pchdtv-5500? Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:24 pm Reply with quote
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Try something else besides a Mandriva/MythTV setup. I highly recommend the Mythbuntu distro, as it is as close as you can come to a pre-configured MythTV. Although I dislike the XFCE desktop, and install Gnome or KDE immediately after installing the distro.

http://www.mythbuntu.org/

I also would recommend compiling the latest drivers from the v4l-dvb CVS/Mercurial repository.

http://www.linuxtv.org/repo/

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:42 pm Reply with quote
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I have tried Mythtv in its many forms and have never been able to get it to do anything. I think you have to be a programmer to use it. Mythbuntu was even a failure for me.

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 12:08 am Reply with quote
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waterhead, you seem to be the savior of these forums- advice of yours on stuff i've been working on so far has been completely invaluable.

i'm running Mythbuntu, which did great for the analog channel scan and ok for the playback, but when i scan ATSC it shows only green and black fuzz. myth's backend scan seems to be terrible, so i used dvb-util's 'scan' and exported to a channels.conf and it ran happily in xine.

so now i'd like to make it run in Myth, but I have no idea what i'm doing- mostly i'm a very persistent newb who gets lucky at trial and error often.

thanks ahead of time for your help,
will
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 3:28 am Reply with quote
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