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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:40 am Reply with quote
KenA
 
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KenA wrote:
I have an on-board ATI-Radeon XPRESS 200. The fglrx driver is installed and ruinning and I can run most programs. I'm not too worried about graphics because this will be a dedicated Myth backend. Any other way to test the tuner?

Okay, I added the overlay options to xorg.conf (oops) and I got TVTime running. Scanning NTSC for broadcast does not give me any signals. Is there a way to make sure its using the correct device/drivers? The bttv drivers are loaded.
Code:
[root@mythtv ~]# lsmod | grep -i bttv
bttv                  171381  2 dvb_bt8xx,bt878
video_buf              25413  1 bttv
compat_ioctl32          5441  1 bttv
i2c_algo_bit           12361  1 bttv
v4l2_common            11713  2 tuner,bttv
btcx_risc               8777  1 bttv
ir_common              13381  1 bttv
tveeprom               17873  1 bttv
i2c_core               24769  12 dvb_bt8xx,nxt6000,mt352,sp887x,dst,cx24110,or51211,lgdt330x,tuner,bttv,i2c_algo_bit,tveeprom
videodev               13505  1 bttv

I'm still getting a signal using dtvsignal on known ATSC frequencies (used by MyHD card in XP box). Now what?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 8:47 am Reply with quote
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mikek wrote:

If this is the test for a bad tuner, then I'd say I have a bad tuner.

Very likely either the tuner or the Brooktree chip. My first guess would be the tuner. It sounds like it may have been bad from the start. I would contact support@pchdtv.com and explain the situtation, tell them you've worked with me to identify that it is a bad card and see what they can do for you.

One of the reasons for the change from HD2000 to HD3000 is the Phillips plant that made those tuners burned down and Phillips obsoleted the part instead of making it elsewhere. I don't know what pchdtv has on hand for repair or refurbished so you would need to ask them. I hope they can do something for you, I understand your frustration. Jack at pcHDTV is a good guy and he is truly concerned about having good open source support for his products.

HTH,

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 8:59 am Reply with quote
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KenA wrote:

Okay, I added the overlay options to xorg.conf (oops) and I got TVTime running. Scanning NTSC for broadcast does not give me any signals. Is there a way to make sure its using the correct device/drivers? The bttv drivers are loaded.


Do you have any other video input devices? Try
Code:
> ls /dev/video*
and see if you might have a different device. Anything other than /dev/video0 could be an issue. The output from
Code:
> dmesg | grep video
can also tell you what the video device is for your card.

KenA wrote:
I'm still getting a signal using dtvsignal on known ATSC frequencies (used by MyHD card in XP box). Now what?

You can try atscpackets to see if you are actually getting ATSC information on those channels that are showing a signal level, or you can try getatsc on that channel and redirect the output to a .ts file and try to play the file using xine or mplayer. I'm concerned that tvtime is not showing you OTA NTSC stations. Do you get broadcast TV in your area or do you have cable service? You may have a broken card as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:31 am Reply with quote
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Yes, I get OTA TV. I'm in the NYC broadcast area, so I recieve all major network HD OTA and a few minor networks. I'm successfully tuning all of these stations with my MyHD tuner card in a WinXP box using the same antenna.

Here are the results of your questions:
Code:
[root@mythtv doc]# ls /dev/video*
/dev/video  /dev/video0

[root@mythtv doc]# dmesg | grep video
Boot video device is 0000:01:05.0
Linux video capture interface: v1.00
bttv0: registered device video0

I also tried atscpackets, but it just hangs:
Code:
[root@mythtv ~]# atscpackets -dvb 0 45
atscpackets ver 1.0.3 - by Jack Kelliher (c) 2002,2005,2006

[root@mythtv ~]# dtvsignal -dvb 0 56
using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
tuning to 725000000 Hz
video pid 0x0021, audio pid 0x0024
dtvsignal ver 1.0.3 - by Jack Kelliher (c) 2002,2005,2006
channel = 56 freq = 725000000Hz
 30db       0%         25%         50%         75%        100%
Signal:     |     .     :     .     |     ._____:_____._____|
Signal: 089 $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

[root@mythtv ~]# atscpackets -dvb 0 56
atscpackets ver 1.0.3 - by Jack Kelliher (c) 2002,2005,2006


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:16 am Reply with quote
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BTW, getatsc doesn't seem to be working, either:
Code:
[mythtv@mythtv ~]$ getatsc -dvb 0 56 > 56.ts
getatsc version 1.0.3 (c)2002-2006 pcHDTV Inc.
argc 4 argv[1] -dvb

It just sits there for a while until I hit Ctrl-C (expected), and the output file is empty (unexpected). I've also tried runnint it as root.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:42 pm Reply with quote
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pcHDTV_tech wrote:

One of the reasons for the change from HD2000 to HD3000 is the Phillips plant that made those tuners burned down and Phillips obsoleted the part instead of making it elsewhere. I don't know what pchdtv has on hand for repair or refurbished so you would need to ask them. I hope they can do something for you, I understand your frustration. Jack at pcHDTV is a good guy and he is truly concerned about having good open source support for his products.


Now things make a little more sense...

Zoran purchases Oren and undoubtably buries support for the or51211. Then Phillips obsoletes the tuner. I can see why the answers are so slow, this looks like the forgotten card of HDTV.

I understand if nothing can be done. I've had the card for 2-3 years, and did nothing with it, so it is my problem. At least I now know whats wrong so I can take action - buy another card.

Thanks again for the suggestions on troubleshooting it. It was very easy to track down once I got some decent help.
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FC5 2.6.16 HD2000 drivers are broken
PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:42 pm Reply with quote
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KenA got his HD2000 to work on FC5 by updating his kernel from 2.6.16 to 2.6.17. After the update everything started working. FYI if you're running FC5. I don't know when things broke. The best option is to run 2.6.17 kernel, or build the latest drivers from linuxtv.org. Things could be broken back to 2.6.15 or earlier.

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Re: FC5 2.6.16 HD2000 drivers are broken
PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 6:32 am Reply with quote
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pcHDTV_tech wrote:
KenA got his HD2000 to work on FC5 by updating his kernel from 2.6.16 to 2.6.17. After the update everything started working. FYI if you're running FC5. I don't know when things broke. The best option is to run 2.6.17 kernel, or build the latest drivers from linuxtv.org. Things could be broken back to 2.6.15 or earlier.

Rusty

Thanks for your help Rusty.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:03 pm Reply with quote
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KenA wrote:

It just sits there for a while until I hit Ctrl-C (expected), and the output file is empty (unexpected). I've also tried runnint it as root.


All these things are consistent with what I saw with atscscan. The driver just isn't producing any data. Now, if the demodulator was fully supported it would be possible to see if you have a bad SNR or watch the uncorrected blocks counter shoot up. But it's not, so one is left wondering if the card can't decode the signal, or if it can and the problem is somewhere else.

It looks like it was some sort of kernel bug in FC5 that was stopping it from working. Did you compile the drivers yourself, by downloading them from pchdtv or from linuxtv.org? Or was it the drivers that came pre-compiled with the kernel? Fedora always puts lots of patches into their kernels, which can cause a few problems.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:06 pm Reply with quote
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I had one extra problem. The HD-3000 card was working fine. The HD-2000 card however didn't quite work. It was being recognized as a DVB device:

Code:
bt878: AUDIO driver version 0.0.0 loaded
bt878: Bt878 AUDIO function found (0).
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:06.1[A] -> Link [APC1] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 20
bt878_probe: card id=[0x20007063],[ pcHDTV HD-2000 TV ] has DVB functions.
bt878(0): Bt878 (rev 17) at 01:06.1, irq: 20, latency: 32, memory: 0xfdffe000

But it wasn't being regiestered as a DVB device. There was one module that wasn't being loaded:
Code:
modprobe dvb-bt8xx

Once I did that, the HD-2000 was registered as a DVB device:
Code:
or51132: Waiting for firmware upload(dvb-fe-or51132-vsb.fw)...
or51132: Version: 10001134-19430000 (113-4-194-3)
or51132: Firmware upload complete.
DVB: registering new adapter (bttv0).
DVB: registering frontend 1 (Oren OR51211 VSB Frontend)...
or51211: Waiting for firmware upload (dvb-fe-or51211.fw)...
or51211:Got Hotplug firmware
or51211: Done.
or51211: Firmware upload complete.
bttv0: IRQ lockup, clearing GPINT from int mask [bits: GPINT*]
or51211: ver TU250266 VSB mode 06 Status 62

and I had a second DVB adaptor in /dev/dvb. I don't know why this module isn't being loaded automatically.
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