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TransplantedCanuck
January 23rd, 2009, 02:42 PM
I had this tuner reccomended to me by another person living in germany: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1036787


So... I purchased said Tuner, and the installation was really just as easy as stated...

I've gotten the "check that its working" confirmation of:


[ 35.028736] dvb-usb: found a 'Hauppauge Nova-T Stick' in warm state.
[ 35.028774] dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.
[ 35.438352] dvb-usb: schedule remote query interval to 150 msecs.
[ 35.438355] dvb-usb: Hauppauge Nova-T Stick successfully initialized and connected.
[ 35.438611] usbcore: registered new interface driver dvb_usb_dib0700


So now the problem is, I don't find any channels. I've tried using Me-TV, I've tried using Kaffeine (both the auto setting and de Berlin) and I tried using the command line program w_scan and none of them were able to detect any channels.

In Kaffeine the signal seems to bounce between 80% and 0% at times, and other times stays stay at 67-80%.

Is our cable connection crap (that would be a depressing end) or is there something misconfigured or not quite right?

I've tried several different firmware versions... 1.10, 1.20 and 3-pre1.


Does anyone have any further advice or debugging I could post to help here?

TransplantedCanuck
January 24th, 2009, 01:45 PM
bump...

anyone?

WatchingThePain
January 24th, 2009, 02:06 PM
I used that card and installing it was fine, most of the drivers worked fine but the problem was reception. I had to buy a device called an attenuator or something which is basically a device that connects to the antenna that reduces interference from certain bandwiths. I also used a signal booster and then it picked up all the freeview channels.

TransplantedCanuck
January 24th, 2009, 05:24 PM
still, you wouldn't think that would be needed with a normal cable connection. I'm going ot try and set it up on a windows machine and see what happens then.

WatchingThePain
January 24th, 2009, 05:48 PM
I also use that device with my cable tv. Windows xp had the same problem for me.

akash2008
January 24th, 2009, 05:57 PM
I don't find any channels. I've tried using Me-TV, I've tried using Kaffeine (both the auto setting and de Berlin) and I tried using the command line program w_scan and none of them were able to detect any channels.

In Kaffeine the signal seems to bounce between 80% and 0% at times, and other times stays stay at 67-80%.

Is our cable connection crap (that would be a depressing end) or is there something misconfigured or not quite right?

TransplantedCanuck
January 24th, 2009, 08:11 PM
yep, same thing in XP. Figures.

So much for the HTPC concept.

TransplantedCanuck
January 26th, 2009, 08:37 AM
so the reason I'm having troubles is because the cable signal is too weak? I'm not quite sure how that can be the case... its not like I'm living in a small town.

Or is the problem that this adapter needs such a strong signal.


still, I'd think hamburg would have just as strong a signal as berlin.

little_penguin
February 7th, 2009, 12:10 PM
As far as I know, the WinTV Nova-T Lite DVB-T stick is only for digital TV and not for cable TV, which at least in Germany, is still analog in a lot of cases. To get analog cable reception you will need another type of stick than this one. I have analog cable TV myself, which I receive on my PC via a 2nd tv tuner, the Hauppauge WinTV PVR-150 pci card.

There may be some hybrid USB sticks around that can receive both analog and digital TV, but

a) they are a quite a bit more expensive, and
b) it's difficult to find a hybrid one that is supported under linux.

Regards,
Little_Penguin