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[SOLVED] Howto get a SAA7146 based DVB-c tuner to work in 810?
« on: September 19, 2009, 12:49:17 pm »
Hi again,
 
I need some help... Again

So I managed to get by test/setup to work with my MSI DIGIVOX mini II (V3.0).
Anyway, now I'm trying to install 810 with my 2 x Satelco EasyWatch PCI (DVB-C)
http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Satelco_EasyWatch_PCI_(DVB-C)

It seems like Linux is detecting them correctly, but LinuxMCE and MythTv is unaware of them.

01:00.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7146 (rev 01)
01:01.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
01:02.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7146 (rev 01)

I can see that there are a couple of guys using this type of card in here(Viking, nite_man and some others).
So it seems possible to get it to work, so I just need some dummy guide for adding it to LinuxMce and/or Mythtv.


Thanks
Jones
« Last Edit: December 29, 2009, 04:11:06 pm by Jones »

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Re: Howto get a SAA7146 based DVB-c tuner to work in 810?
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2009, 01:21:28 pm »
Hi again,
 
I need some help... Again

So I managed to get by test/setup to work with my MSI DIGIVOX mini II (V3.0).
Anyway, now I'm trying to install 810 with my 2 x Satelco EasyWatch PCI (DVB-C)
http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Satelco_EasyWatch_PCI_(DVB-C)

It seems like Linux is detecting them correctly, but LinuxMCE and MythTv is unaware of them.

01:00.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7146 (rev 01)
01:01.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
01:02.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7146 (rev 01)

I can see that there are a couple of guys using this type of card in here(Viking, nite_man and some others).
So it seems possible to get it to work, so I just need some dummy guide for adding it to LinuxMce and/or Mythtv.


Thanks
Jones


Looks like you need updated v4l drivers. See here; http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Satelco_EasyWatch_PCI_(DVB-C)

If you PM me your email address we have some pre-built v4l packages that you can try...I can promise they will get this card working as we have never tested one...but your welcome to try if you like.

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Re: Howto get a SAA7146 based DVB-c tuner to work in 810?
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2009, 04:17:20 pm »
Hi,

I can reccomend the driver Andrew suggests :)

I am using the same card and it works very nice with those. I have not tried it with a CI attached yet. But I am going to in the next weeks - it is already lying around here - but I don't have any time for building it in :(

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Re: Howto get a SAA7146 based DVB-c tuner to work in 810?
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2009, 11:39:57 pm »
Hi Andrew and Viking,

I'm getting closer :-)

So i have managed to go the tuner to work – I think.
But I'm unable to get any real channels imported into Mythtv.

I have manged to generate the following dump using the scan tool from dvb-utils:

Code: [Select]
R2:370000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:211:221:102
UPD/Te:370000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:311:321:103
TV 2 N:370000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:0:0:211
TV 2 M:370000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:2111:2121:212
TV 2�j:370000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:0:0:213
TV 2 S:370000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:0:0:214
TV 2 F:370000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:0:0:215
TV 2 �:370000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:0:0:216
TV 2 L:370000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:0:0:217
TV 2 B:370000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:0:0:218
DR1Syn:370000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:0:0:111
Enable:370000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:0:0:7000
DR1:370000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:111:121:101
[2ede]:418000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:0:0:11998
[031f]:442000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:0:0:799
C+F HD:442000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:0:0:4500
C+SpHD:442000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:0:4601:4600
Via NC*:442000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:7200:7201:7200
Explor*:442000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:7210:7211:7210
DR HD:442000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:0:0:3500
SET:490000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:1800:1801:1800
ThaiTV:490000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:2840:2841:2840
RaiUno:490000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:1710:1711:1710
TVE:490000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:1770:1771:1770
Franc2:490000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:1810:1811:1810
Spil:490000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:0:0:739
FilmHD:490000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:0:0:4200
MAX:490000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:2640:2641:2640
SVT1:514000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:220:221:220
SVT2:514000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:230:231:230
Sat1:514000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:240:241:240
Discov:514000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:260:261:260
Pro7:514000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:820:821:280
T211:514000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:0:900:900
TV3:514000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:210:211:210
TCM:514000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:270:271:270
World:538000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:1820:1821:1820
TraLiv:538000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:1830:1831:1830
Scienc:538000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:1840:1841:1840
DR1:538000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:1850:1851:1850
DR2:538000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:1860:1861:1860
K5 HD:538000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:0:3201:3200
2Film:554000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:410:411:410
Zulu:554000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:420:421:420
EuroSp:554000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:430:431:430
DR1_43:554000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:440:441:440
ARD:554000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:460:461:460
2Sport:554000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:470:471:470
T214:554000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:0:920:920
24Nord:554000000:INVERSION_AUTO:6875000:FEC_AUTO:QAM_64:1900:1901:1900

It's all look very nice – I think :-) But whenever I import the conf-file into MythTv it only finds two “channels” that it names 21#0 and 37#0 :-/

Any thoughts?


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Re: Howto get a SAA7146 based DVB-c tuner to work in 810?
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2009, 12:57:51 am »
Okay, maybe a was a little to fast there... Sorry!  :-[

I found the following article on mythtv's wiki:
http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Channel_tuning_broken_with_DVB-C

so right now I running a the scanall.sh script. Hope that it will work  :)


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Re: Howto get a SAA7146 based DVB-c tuner to work in 810?
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2009, 10:39:35 pm »

From your PM I read that you can't get it working.

according to your link yousee has some trouble ...


This is what I did.

I used scan to scan my provider. Usied one of the files below /usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/example/scan/dvb-c - don't remeber wich one.

Then in start a shell and run mythtv-setup
(The normal way over computing crashed on me several times - that way it works stable)

General
  -Choose your TV Format "PAL" and Channel freq. table : "europe-west"

CaptureCards
  - Capture Card type is "DVB DTV cature Card"
  - Disecq - don't touch for DVB-c

VideoSources
    * Create a videosource named "Cable-yousee"
    * Transmitted guide only (EIT)
    * default

InputConnections

    * connect the DVB card to  "Cable-yousee"
    * add both cards later to the same group
    * "Interaction between inputs" - create a group for each card and select in the top group. Then bottom select "Generic"

ChannelEditor
    * Import channels.conf and just enter the path of the scan file - like: /channels.conf



You could also try to update MythTV to VDPAU version - a lot of 0.22 fixes are in there ...
http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/MythTV#EXPERIMENTAL:_Update_MythTV_to_VDPAU_version_on_0810

I am at the moment using the newest version and it runs fine. But only do this if you have a nvidia card in your maschine. If you have a VDPAU capable card do also create a profile to use VDPAU ;)

Greetings
Viking

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Re: Howto get a SAA7146 based DVB-c tuner to work in 810?
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2009, 01:30:15 pm »
Hi everyone  :)

Thanks Viking, but my problem seems to be the “Skanderborg AF” problem, and should be solved by applying a patch called “dvbstreamdata.cpp.patch.”

So my question is:
- How to I obtain the dvbstreamdata.cpp.patch patch(http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Channel_tuning_broken_with_DVB-C#Skanderborg_AF) ???
-  And finally, how do I apply the patch?

Hope that there is someone out there that can point me in the right direction :-)


Thanks
Jones

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Re: Howto get a SAA7146 based DVB-c tuner to work in 810?
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2009, 09:14:25 pm »
HI,

I assume you will have to recompile mythtv to add the patch. Maybe try the Avenards version of mythtv - maybe the patch is in there ...

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Re: Howto get a SAA7146 based DVB-c tuner to work in 810?
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2009, 04:10:39 pm »
Well, just to be a good boy…

The problem turned out to be signal/quality issue... So I rewired my house and now it is starting to work – I still have some channels that I’m unable to fully “lock” on – but I’m hoping that it will be fixed when I’m all done with the new wiring.


Anyway thanks to Viking and Andrew  :)
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Re: [SOLVED] Howto get a SAA7146 based DVB-c tuner to work in 810?
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2009, 07:14:10 pm »
Please follow this thread and post your card information as so we can get it into LMCE for Plug N Play

http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=9354.0

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