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Topic # 144219 11-May-2014 20:43
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I have a PCTV nanoStick (73e) plug into a Zubuntu 14.04 computer and MythTV (0.27). MythTV when it scans for the Freeview DVB-T channels, it gets all of them for the 3 multiplexes (Wellington area), however when I go to MythFront and try to watch live TV, it does not play for any of the DVB-T channels. I can see all the DVB-S channels no problems. When I use Me-TV it does pick up all the DVB-T channels (however not the Chinese or sports channels for some reason) with the PCTV nanoStick and play them too. So something with my MythTV setup is wrong, the PCTV works fine with Me-TV.

Anybody has any idea what the problem could be?

When I look at the database, the Freeview DVB-T channels look like this:

channum frequid ssourceid Callsign
1502 33 5 Al Jazeera
1504 37 5 TVSN Shopping
21 29 5 Yes Shop
37-1402 37 5 6772
16 29 5 Al Jazeera
3 33 5 TV3
36 29 5 Apna Television
14 37 5 Sommet Sports
40 37 5 CanterburyTV
39 37 5 DunedinTV
23 37 5 CUE
34 37 5 East Coast TV
26 37 5 Firstlight
35 37 5 Channel North
12 37 5 ChoiceTV
30 37 5 TVCentral
24 37 5 Te Reo
31 37 5 TV Rotorua
32 37 5 Info-Rotorua
7 35 5 TV2+1
5 37 5 Maori Television
22 37 5 Parliament
28 37 5 ChineseTV
10 37 5 PRIME
33 37 5 TV33
6 35 5 TV ONE plus 1
4 33 5 FOUR
8 33 5 TV3 PLUS1
9 33 5 C4
18 33 5 The Shopping Channel
1 35 5 TV ONE
2 35 5 TV2

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  Reply # 1041918 11-May-2014 23:25
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Do you have the channels assigned to a DVB-T specific source?

Have you tried changing your source under the frontend to the DVB-T source?

Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat New Zealand as a Solution Architect for all things Linux, Virtual and of course Cloud. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.

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  Reply # 1041935 12-May-2014 06:01
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It is assigned to source 5, not sure how to change the source for DVB-T in MythFront. I actually only have 2 sources, not sure why it is listing 5. 2 of them are saying they are not working. Source 4 is assigned to the DVB-S and 5 to DVB-T.


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  Reply # 1057612 1-Jun-2014 16:34
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If you have 2 differnt dvb sources you have to be a little careful in linux as the devices will swap locations between boots ie dvb0 and dvb1 swap over | Search NZ streaming sites

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  Reply # 1058435 3-Jun-2014 11:35
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Depending on the driver you can force the DVB device on driver load.

Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat New Zealand as a Solution Architect for all things Linux, Virtual and of course Cloud. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.

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  Reply # 1058611 3-Jun-2014 15:12
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I've three different tuners in my mythTV backend setup (2 x DVB-S and 1 x DVB-T), mythTV is a bit complex when carrying out the initial setup but once done I've never had issues between reboots although none of the tuners are USB.

Go through the mythTV wiki and step through the setup process again to make sure all is done.  Just in case reboots are causing issues have everything plugged in a reboot the machine, wipe the card list and restart the setup process.


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