[linux-dvb] HVR4000 status

Darron Broad darron at kewl.org
Sun Mar 25 20:47:33 CEST 2007


In message <460188EA.2090706 at hauppauge.com>, Steven Toth wrote:
>will wrote:

hi

>>> I am also playing with that repo and am able to get a picture so something
>>> is amiss here. I can't assume what it is but please try using szap
>>> and mplayer to diagnose if there is a problem rather than using other
>>> tools.
>>>
>>>     
>>
>> I gave it a go using szap and mplayer still the same results I'm afraid.
>> I've listed a sample of the results below.
>>
>> sh-3.00$ szap 'BBC News 24'
>> reading channels from file '/home/htpc/.szap/channels.conf'
>> zapping to 3 'BBC NEWS 24':
>> sat 0, frequency = 10773 MHz H, symbolrate 22000000, vpid = 0x1518, apid =
>> 0x1519 sid = 0x18a0
>> using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
>> FE_DISEQC_SEND_MASTER_CMD failed: Invalid argument
>> FE_DISEQC_SEND_BURST failed: Operation not supported
>> status 1f | signal 0074 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
>> FE_HAS_LOCK
>> status 1f | signal 0074 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
>> FE_HAS_LOCK
>> status 1f | signal 0074 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
>> FE_HAS_LOCK
>> status 1f | signal 0074 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 |
>> FE_HAS_LOCK
>>   
>
>It looks like the hardware is tuned and probably streaming correctly (1f 
>is a very good indicator for this product). Don't trust the snr or ber 
>values, they're not implemented.

For anyone interested the latest hvr4000 patch is here:

http://dev.kewl.org/tmp/hvr4000/stoth-10.diff

This one "fixes" the signal reading so linux apps can display a
correct representation of the actual level as well as providing
the latest diseqc fixes.

The SNR and BER are still UNKNOWN.

Diseqc has been tested on both simple and 4x switches and appears
to work.

Thx

darron

><cut>
>
>Other people have reported at least some success, this really sounds 
>like a local configuration issue, especially when the hardware state 
>looks good. Do you have the correct pid values in the config file?
>
>Does 'dvbtraffic' show valid pid data?
>
>Don't forget the -r arg to szap.
>
>Steve
>
>

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