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    Question Tuning Hauppauge PVR-150

    I have just installed a new Hauppauge PVR-150 TV tuner card on x86_64 Hardy Heron. I believe the hardware is functioning roughly correctly because, if I do

    cat /dev/video0 > ~/test.mpg

    then it produces something which looks very much like TV static. My suspicion is that the card is not tuned correctly. I have plugged in an aerial and tried

    ivtv-tune -f 767

    and many other frequencies which ought to correspond to TV stations in my region, and have also tried plugging in a games console with a known frequency (594MHz), but the result is always static.

    Please could someone give me a few pointers on getting this thing to work?
    Last edited by reams; December 26th, 2008 at 10:44 PM.

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    Re: Tuning Hauppauge PVR-150

    I have a Hauppauge pvr150 card running on my box, and I get tv by:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ivtv-utils
    open VLC player

    File -> Open Capture Device -> PVR -> OK

    then you can do (in terminal)

    Code:
    ivtv-tune -c25
    (25 is channel number)

    which changes the channel.

    Code:
    ivtv-tune -h
    to see the options which control the card.


    for a cool desktop tv remote,(so you dont have to use terminal to change channels) go to: http://tvremote.sourceforge.net/

    remember to have java installed first. then you can right click: open with java.

    to record tv:

    Code:
    cat /dev/video0 > /tmp/name_of_file.mpg
    it will record whatever channel you are on. then ctrl-c to stop.

    but i have cable tv, not over there air. but it should work.
    Last edited by wolfen69; December 27th, 2008 at 12:29 AM.

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    Re: Tuning Hauppauge PVR-150

    Quote Originally Posted by reams View Post
    I have just installed a new Hauppauge PVR-150 TV tuner card on x86_64 Hardy Heron. I believe the hardware is functioning roughly correctly because, if I do

    cat /dev/video0 > ~/test.mpg

    then it produces something which looks very much like TV static. My suspicion is that the card is not tuned correctly. I have plugged in an aerial and tried

    ivtv-tune -f 767

    and many other frequencies which ought to correspond to TV stations in my region, and have also tried plugging in a games console with a known frequency (594MHz), but the result is always static.

    Please could someone give me a few pointers on getting this thing to work?
    You could also use this one.
    TV-Viewer 0.8.x
    GUI for Hauppauge PVR and other ivtv based TV cards.
    sourceforge.net project site || Homepage
    Thread for discussions and announcements.

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