[linux-dvb] Tuning problem with WinFast DTV2000 H (cx88-dvb / cx22702)

Matthew Schultz mattsch at gmail.com
Wed Feb 14 15:45:26 CET 2007


I have somewhat similiar problems to you.  I have a Dvico Fusion HDTV5 Gold
card which also uses the cx88-dvb driver.  Most of the frequencies work fine
for me except for two.  For me they are both lower frequencies: 543Mhz and
549Mhz.  543Mhz exhibits a problem similar to yours.  It will lock for a
while and then start doing intermittent locking and maybe not lock at all.
The 549Mhz frequency (which I know there are channels) only intermittently
locks.  I haven't tried to cold boot but I don't know if that will fix it
because I've left my computer on for several days and 543Mhz wasn't locking
properly a few nights ago but now it is in the morning even though I never
rebooted the computer.



On 2/14/07, Joel Michael <joel at gimps-r-us.com> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I hope this is the right list to post this on - if it's not please
> direct me to the correct list.
>
> I'm having a strange problem with tuning and locking some channels on
> this card.  After a cold boot, it will always lock to any channel, but
> after a while (20 minutes or so) it will refuse to lock to two
> particular frequencies, while the other 3 are fine.  Immediately cold
> booting (ACPI power off, wait about 10 seconds, hit the power button)
> will result in being able to get a channel lock again.  I don't think a
> warm boot fixes the problem (I will test next time it refuses to lock).
>
> When I tzap to one of the affected channels after cold booting, the
> signal column creeps up until it hits ffff after a couple of minutes
> (see end of email).  A bit later, the snr column starts falling and the
> ber column starts rising, and eventually the channel lock gets lost.
> When I cold boot at this point, I can get a lock straight away.
>
> I'm also getting a heap of error messages
>
> cx88[0]/2-mpeg: cx8802_timeout
>
> in my kernel logs.
>
> Kernel is 2.6.20 (Gentoo), and I'm using the in-kernel drivers.
>
> I'm willing to send any debug output or config files, and apply any
> kernel patches - just point me in the right direction.
>
> (end of email)
>
> (tzap showing signal climbing from 9797 to ffff, then the snr dropping
> and ber rising)
>
> > # date; tzap "SBS HD"; date
> > Wed Feb 14 19:40:31 EST 2007
> > using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
> > reading channels from file '/root/.tzap/channels.conf'
> > tuning to 732500000 Hz
> > video pid 0x0066, audio pid 0x0067
> > status 00 | signal 9797 | snr 8000 | ber 00003fff | unc 00000000 |
> > status 1f | signal 9797 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1f | signal 9797 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1f | signal 9797 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1f | signal 9797 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1f | signal 9797 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1f | signal 9797 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1f | signal 9797 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1f | signal 9898 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1f | signal 9797 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1f | signal 9797 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1f | signal 9898 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1f | signal 9898 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1f | signal 9898 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1f | signal 9898 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1f | signal 9898 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1f | signal 9898 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1f | signal 9898 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1f | signal 9898 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1f | signal 9999 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1f | signal 9999 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1f | signal 9999 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1f | signal 9999 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> ...
> > status 1f | signal c3c3 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1f | signal c4c4 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1f | signal b8b8 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1f | signal b9b9 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1f | signal c8c8 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1f | signal c0c0 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1f | signal d8d8 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1f | signal d9d9 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1f | signal dbdb | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1f | signal e7e7 | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1e | signal fbfb | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1e | signal ffff | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1e | signal ffff | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1e | signal ffff | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1e | signal ffff | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1e | signal ffff | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1e | signal ffff | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1e | signal ffff | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1e | signal ffff | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1e | signal ffff | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1e | signal ffff | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1e | signal ffff | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1e | signal ffff | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1e | signal ffff | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1e | signal ffff | snr ffff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> >
> > Wed Feb 14 19:43:17 EST 2007
> ...
> > status 1e | signal ffff | snr d6f4 | ber 0000148b | unc 00000056 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1e | signal ffff | snr d77a | ber 00001485 | unc 0000002c |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1e | signal ffff | snr d76a | ber 00001495 | unc 0000006d |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1e | signal ffff | snr d755 | ber 000014aa | unc 00000015 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1e | signal ffff | snr d7a9 | ber 00001456 | unc 00000094 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 00 | signal ffff | snr d7ff | ber 00001400 | unc 000000d8 |
> > status 00 | signal ffff | snr d7ff | ber 00001400 | unc 00000000 |
> > status 00 | signal ffff | snr d7ff | ber 00001400 | unc 00000000 |
> ...
> > status 00 | signal ffff | snr d7ff | ber 00001400 | unc 00000000 |
> > status 00 | signal ffff | snr d7ff | ber 00001400 | unc 00000000 |
> > status 1e | signal ffff | snr d7c2 | ber 0000143d | unc 0000001f |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1e | signal ffff | snr d6b0 | ber 000014cf | unc 0000004f |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1e | signal ffff | snr d6f9 | ber 00001486 | unc 00000033 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1e | signal ffff | snr d7c1 | ber 0000143e | unc 00000003 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1e | signal ffff | snr d77d | ber 00001482 | unc 0000009f |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1e | signal ffff | snr d75b | ber 000014a4 | unc 0000009e |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> ...
> > status 1e | signal ffff | snr d7bf | ber 00001440 | unc 000000a4 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1e | signal ffff | snr d7b3 | ber 0000144c | unc 00000070 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1e | signal ffff | snr d764 | ber 0000149b | unc 0000000e |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1e | signal ffff | snr d7a5 | ber 0000145a | unc 00000067 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 1e | signal ffff | snr d7f6 | ber 00001400 | unc 000000d8 |
> FE_HAS_LOCK
> > status 00 | signal ffff | snr d7ff | ber 00001400 | unc 00000000 |
> > status 00 | signal ffff | snr d7ff | ber 00001400 | unc 00000000 |
> > status 00 | signal ffff | snr d7ff | ber 00001400 | unc 00000000 |
> > status 00 | signal ffff | snr d7ff | ber 00001400 | unc 00000000 |
> > status 00 | signal ffff | snr d7ff | ber 00001400 | unc 00000000 |
> > status 00 | signal ffff | snr d7ff | ber 00001400 | unc 00000000 |
> >
> > Wed Feb 14 20:22:30 EST 2007
>
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