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  1. #1
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    Live TV - Can't change channels

    Hello everyone,

    I'm running mythbuntu 7.10, installed smoothly. My hardware is
    - Ati X800
    - Hauppauge PVR150

    I installed a Front/Back combo on the same machine. I selected the pvr 150 as a mpeg-2 capture card instead of v4l. I'm saying that because I know it can cause problems otherwise.

    My problem is, when I start live-tv, I get a black and white screen and I can't change channels. I pushed every single key of my keyboards, could pause , fast forward, but impossible to change the channel !

    Any ideas ?

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    Re: Live TV - Can't change channels

    WOW! Thanks to your post "live tv" actually works now. I had been using v4l so was just getting a blank screen. Now I just have channel problems. Only 1-12 is coming in rather than the Time Warner listings one....

    As for why you're getting the problem you have I bet it's similar to mine in that its conflicting between what to tune.

    --update---

    I have tv working now. The problem was I had input set to us-bdcast instead of us-cable. Have you cheked that kerwin?
    Last edited by Robocoastie; October 26th, 2007 at 08:31 PM. Reason: update
    Rob
    Ubuntu 11.04 x64 1.5GB HT.
    Radeon X300.

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    Re: Live TV - Can't change channels

    I'm glad you found it helpful

    I'm gonna try to change the input type but I think I already tried that.

    EDIT: ok, I can change channels but some are in colour but others (many of them) are in B&W. Should I manually edit the frequency table ? Or is it possible that half of the channels are PAL and others are NTSC or something like that ?

    EDIT2: ok , problem solved. The channel table europe-west is slightly off what my cable provider broadcasts. By editing the channel frequencies manually, I could correct the problem. Now everything is fine.
    Last edited by kerwin007; October 27th, 2007 at 09:18 PM.

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    Re: Live TV - Can't change channels

    glad you got it kerwin!

    Turns out my problem is far from over. Sometimes a tv channel comes on, other times I get colored snow. Recordings are even worse, I managed to get a couple shows recorded last night but they won't transcode right, and just like live tv, sometimes they work, sometimes they don't.

    I give up... back to MCE2005.
    Rob
    Ubuntu 11.04 x64 1.5GB HT.
    Radeon X300.

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    Re: Live TV - Can't change channels

    Quote Originally Posted by kerwin007 View Post
    I'm glad you found it helpful

    I'm gonna try to change the input type but I think I already tried that.

    EDIT: ok, I can change channels but some are in colour but others (many of them) are in B&W. Should I manually edit the frequency table ? Or is it possible that half of the channels are PAL and others are NTSC or something like that ?

    EDIT2: ok , problem solved. The channel table europe-west is slightly off what my cable provider broadcasts. By editing the channel frequencies manually, I could correct the problem. Now everything is fine.
    One question How much did you change the channel frequencies?

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