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joepaccione

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PVR-350 will not work
« on: July 23, 2009, 06:06:41 pm »
Here are my symptoms:
Go to MythTV frontend from KDE.  Select Watch TV.  Screen goes black.  I can hear sound. I can change channels.
If i press escape to get out sometimes it will exit Mythtv some tomes locks up and I must power off.
I configured Mythtv this way.
1.General: accepted all defaults,  format = NTSC
2. Capture card: selected Mpeg2 encoder card (PVR-x50, PVR-500).  Probed Info: showed my PVR-350.
3. Video source: added new source, entered my SD account info, retrieved lineups (worked)
4. Input source: connected my video source to tuner input-1
exited back to KDE and ran database update. I also ran the channel scan somewhere along the line.

I am using a Geforce FX5200, saw that it was on the supported list and I had it laying around. I am running a gateway GT5458e I got on ebay just for this purpose to play around before I spend and big money.  Machine came with UBUNTU loaded and worked fine. I wiped it out when I loaded LINUXMCE from DVD 64bit version.  KDE or MCE did not like the integrated graphics so I put my FX5200 card in .  I tested the tuner card in my windows machine and it worked fine.
Anyone have any ideas what is wrong?  Would appreciate it.
thanks..

Just thought of this one:  I am using a KVM switch between my LinuxMCE machine and my windows machine.  It is a trendnet TK-210. Could that be an issue? I will test removing it later today>
« Last Edit: July 23, 2009, 06:44:19 pm by joepaccione »

ckerkhoff

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Re: PVR-350 will not work
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009, 07:43:51 pm »
You might want to try the 810 alpha. It should be going into beta very soon. Did you try adding the tuner through the wizard or just manually?

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Re: PVR-350 will not work
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009, 09:54:49 pm »
I have successfully used this card in the past with both 0710 and 0810. In 0810 it is autodetected as a pvr150 and just works, no manual config necessary. in 0710 I believe I did the same manual mythtv setup as you did and it worked fine, and i think i added it as a "ivtv capture card" and it also worked fine.

joepaccione

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Re: PVR-350 will not work
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2009, 12:04:10 am »
I just installed Mythbuntu in a new partion. It detected the card but I had to do some setup, but it worked fine. Sorta fine,  reception was very poor but it worked.  I did use the wizard but towards the end of it I saw a message flash for a second that said "not available" . found later it  was not installed so I did it maual and perhaps not correctly.  Atleast now I know all the hardware pieces together work.

One other oddity. Afetr card setup when you populate the database, it took 42 mins. surely that is not right.  It only took 3 mins on MythBuntu to populate the same program information.

I am doing a fresh install now. Mybe that will clean up what is wrong.  If not, I will try 8.10

joepaccione

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Re: PVR-350 will not work
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2009, 05:23:03 pm »
Did a complete re install of LinuxMCE.  Card was still not recognized by the wizard. I had to configure manually.  But this time the TV now works. Seems like some backend issue was clear.  Just need to get the SD programing connection working again..