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pcHDTV 5500 no longer receiving signal for one channel
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:49 am Reply with quote
croy
 
Joined: 13 Apr 2006
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Ok,
I have been using my 5500 fine for the last few months.

Suddenly, I stop receiving the signal for one specific digital channel. (39 in Buffalo if you really want to know.)

dtvsignal -dvb 0 39
Results in no signal being detected.

I have two other tuner (not pcHDTV cards) cards in my box.
dtvsignal -dvb 1 39
and
dtvsignal -dvb 2 39
Both show the channel coming in strong at around 90%.

I can also tune and watch channel 39-1 just fine on these two other cards. The pcHDTV tuner can not tune to this channel.

All other available channels work on the pcHDTV card just fine.

The card has worked in the past. I have not changed or updated my box.

So is my pcHDTV 5500 shot? Or is there something else that could be causing this?

FC5. 2.6.17 kernel. Using drivers from pchdtv.com site.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:42 am Reply with quote
nybbler
 
Joined: 06 Jul 2006
Posts: 125




Check the cables, check the connector at the back of the card, try switching things around at the splitter.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:50 am Reply with quote
croy
 
Joined: 13 Apr 2006
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nybbler wrote:
Check the cables, check the connector at the back of the card, try switching things around at the splitter.


I already switched the cables around at the splitter. The pdHDTV continues to not receive this one channel. (And the tuner using the cable that used to be hooked to the 5500 can tune to the trouble channel.)

I'm was wondering if it was even possible for a problem cable to knock out one channel, but I thought I would try moving cables around just in case. But it did not fix the problem.
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Working again...
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:26 pm Reply with quote
croy
 
Joined: 13 Apr 2006
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Ok,
So, the channel is suddenly working again this afternoon. I did not change my configuration at all.

Would this be caused if the incoming signal is too strong perhaps? (It has dropped to 80% signal strength on the other two tuner cars. And it is now at 95% with the HD5500.)

The only thing is I tried using atenuators on the cable to the HD5500 and it never fixed it. (I tried 3db, 6db and 8db attenuators.)

Strange indeed.
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