[ubuntu-mythtv] Ubuntu-mythtv Digest, Vol 29, Issue 1

Richard Brook byronf16 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 1 12:57:32 BST 2010

I have the same Tuner card and have used it with various versions of Ubuntu
and MythTV. I have not had a problem in over a year or two. I have a Q9400
Quad Core processor with 4Gb ram and an Nvidia 9800GTX+ video card
outputting to a 50" Sony HDTV at 1920x1080 res. I have installed MythTV many
times and there is only one or two quirks I have had to deal with in the
configuration. I go to the Front End configuration, first, and set the Color
Scheme and make it Windowsed, because the default scheme is too dark and the
bottom of the GUI is out of view. The second thing is the Capture Card. I
have to choose IVTV Mpeg2 and /dev/video0. When I initially choose IVTV,
/dev/video0 does not appear and Failed appears instead. I have to switch
back and forth between capture cards before it will appear correctly.
Scanning for Channels seems to freeze on me so I do not do that. I use
Schedules Direct, but I have gone without it at times and never had a
problem except the Program Guide was empty.

Other than that, I have had no problems. If you want to compare settings,
email me back. I am using UE 2.6 at the moment which is Ubuntu 10.04. I have
Time Warner Cable Rochester, NY.

On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 7:00 AM, <ubuntu-mythtv-request at lists.ubuntu.com>wrote:

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> From: Matthew <twistedmatt107 at yahoo.com>
> To: ubuntu-mythtv at lists.ubuntu.com
> Date: Mon, 31 May 2010 23:58:23 -0700 (PDT)
> Subject: [ubuntu-mythtv] Hauppauge HVR-1600 Analog Tuner Issues
> Before I get started, I want to say I have already confirmed the hardware
> and current setup are good by installing Windows 7 and the default software
> that came with the card. Both the analog and digital tuners worked
> perfectly. This issue only comes up in Linux and MythTV. I will go into
> what I have already tried at the later. Also, my experience with Linux is
> extremely limited so, if you do decide to help me, and I sure hope you do, I
> will need the special ed version of it. Aka, step by step or codes I can
> just copy and paste. The only reason I care about the Analog side is we only
> have Extended Basic Cable so, most of my channels are analog.
> My issue is the analog tuner of my Hauppauge HVR-1600 is not working in
> MythTV. I have followed the complete instructions here (
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Hauppauge_HVR-1600) yet the issue still
> persists. I also tried to follow the remote guide linked to on that page but
> was lost on part 3 nor did I understand what he meant by "update your
> kernel" in part 2 however, that is not something I am concerned with at the
> moment.
> What happens is the screen displays either a red or black screen when I try
> to view an analog channel with "Watch Live TV." I have done channel scans
> and do not receive a lock on any analog channel either. I manually put in
> the channel as I am not a subscriber to Schedules Direct. I don't know the
> frequencies so I just put in the channel number. Remember, this EXACT same
> set up works in Windows with the default software. I have also moved the
> system to a different room just to be sure that somehow my current setup
> affected MythTV differently than it effected Windows and the default
> software but, it made no difference. In the other room it ran from the wall,
> to one splitter, then to my system.
> What I have done to try and remedy this problem has been multiple
> reinstalls of Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit, I believe I have also installed the
> 32-bit versions but, as I have been doing a lot over this week, I do not
> recall. I have also tried Mythbuntu but, it lacks the audio settings I need
> to get audio over HDMI unless I install the Ubuntu Desktop as well. I also
> tried installing some other variants of bundled MythTV with an OS to no
> avail. I have done many Google searches and tried many different "solutions"
> to this problem. Most of which resulted in nothing good happening and
> needing to reformat since I had no idea how to undo what I had done. As it
> currently stands, I have downgraded from MythTV .23 and Ubuntu 10.04 to
> MythTV .21 and Ubuntu 8.04 and still no change to this issue. Please help!
> My System:
> Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H Version 1.1 Using the integrated
> graphics with ATI proprietary drivers. The integrated graphics is a Radeon
> HD 4200.
> Tuner Card: Hauppauge HVR-1600
> Ram: 2GB A-DATA AD2U800B1G5-DRH
> Processor: 2.9GHz Athlon II X3 ADX435WFGIBOX
> Current OS: Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) with MythTV .21
> Prior OS (That I would like to get back to): Ubuntu 10.04 with MythTV .23
> I thank those of you for your help ahead of time. I have been struggling
> with this myself for over a week and I hope someone with more knowledge can
> help me solve this issue.
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Rich Brook
byronf16 at gmail.com
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