[ubuntu-mythtv] Hauppauge HVR-1600 Analog Tuner Issues

Lawrence Houston mythtv at greenfield.dyndns.org
Tue Jun 1 20:25:18 BST 2010


On Mon, 31 May 2010, Matthew wrote:

> 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.

Although Nick Fox's Information is very complete, I would like to add that 
Mythbuntu would NOT work for me until I created a Schedules Direct Account 
and a SD "Lineup"!!!

NOTE: One can use Schedules Direct for long enough without subscribing to
       see if Mythbuntu is working for you (7 Days for Free)!!!

Although I had played around with the Digital Tuner on my HVR-1600, I now 
use the Analog Tuner exclusively.  I have successfully used both Mythbuntu 
9.10 and 10.04 with the HVR-1600, although found better "Luck" getting 
Mythbuntu to recognise the HVR-1600 if I limited myself to the Analog 
Tuner ONLY???  As Nick says the HVR-1600 will be an "IVTV MPEG-2 encoder 
card", where you link "Tuner1" to appropriate Schedules Direct "Lineup". 
I sometimes have to Power Down the Backend and restart Mythbuntu before 
the Analog Tuner works "Correctly", so I watch a little bit of TV before 
leaving the Backend running for up coming Programmed Recording!!!

Unfortunately all of Mythbuntu 10.04's Proprietary NVidia Drivers appear 
to "Conflict" with the VHR-1600, so I am limited to the non-Proprietary 
Drivers on the Backend???  Last I find viewing the MPEG2 Stream generated 
by the HVR-1600's Hardware Encoder it is best to have the Display's 
Resolution match the Standard Broadcast Signal, ie. 640x480...

Lawrence Houston  --  (mythtv at greenfield.dyndns.org)

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