View Full Version : Hauppauge PVR-500 not scanning channels mythbuntu 9.10

November 13th, 2009, 12:03 PM
Did a fresh install (with latest updates) of mythbuntu 9.10.

However, when trying to scan for channels in the Europe-West region (Belgium); the progress bar does not move...

when i do

ivtv-tune /dev/video0 -t europe-west -c E10
and then record via

cat /dev/video0 > /tmp/test.mpg
it is working just fine and i can see what has been recorded

when I switch to this channel using the ivtv-tune command while the scan progress is running, the progress bar does move.

what could be causing this?

I used to have a Debian myth system (3 years old) that I want to move to this new platform. Is it possible that i somehow (my memory fails me if I had to do that 3 yrs ago) have to RESET the PVR-500 card to do a decent scan ?

November 22nd, 2009, 03:46 PM

I have a Hauppauge PVR-350 and also not able to scan the channels in the Europe-West region (Belgium).
On channel E2 (the first channel), mythbuntu says "Can not lock" (Kan niet vergrendelen).

November 23rd, 2009, 01:57 PM
Were you able to tune and record via ?

ivtv-tune /dev/video0 -t europe-west -c E10
cat /dev/video0 > /tmp/test.mpg

If at all possible, download an older version 8.04 and try it again. Then upgrade to next versions; worked for me. Seems only to be an issue with 9.10

Ultimately, it is also possible to skip channel scanning and to manually input every channel/frequency (you can get the list from zenders.be if you're on Telenet (formerly Integan)). Easiest to do this is via mythweb.