[vdr] US OTA ATSC - Does it work?

Calypso Cricket calypsocricket at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 01:54:44 CET 2009


Yes, unfortunately I have 2 ATSC PCI cards and will be adding a
HDHomeRun dual tuner, so I will have 4 ATSC tuners. If if does not work
with more than one, then this will be a problem.

Timothy D. Lenz wrote:
> I don't have a problem with getting the channels as long as I use the
> built in scanner for the plugin, then move the data over to the
> channels.conf. What I have a problem with is I have a dual tuner and
> vdr keeps loosing control of one of the tuners. If it happens to be on
> the secondary when it looses, then it's the first tuner that goes.I
> don't need to restart drivers, only vdr/xine to restore it. I have
> also noticed that disabling the atsc epg plugin seems to stop the
> problem but the author only has one tuner, so no way to confirm/check
> the problem. If I ever get time to upgrade my other vdr box, it will
> have both the same dual tuner and a single atsc tuner and a sat tuner.
> I'll then be able to see if the tuner loss is just that card.
>
> Be sure to use the latest atsc plugin
>
> VDR User wrote:
>> On Sun, Dec 13, 2009 at 12:11 PM, Calypso Cricket
>> <calypsocricket at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I have been banging my head on trying to get my two ATSC cards to show
>>> content in VDR. I have applied the patch
>>> (http://www.fepg.org/patches/vdr-1.7.2-atsc-0.0.3.diff)  and also the
>>> plugin found here: http://www.fepg.org/atscepgReadMe.html
>>>
>>> However, the plugin does not lock onto any channels. I am able to use
>>> 'scan' and 'w_scan'. However, these scan tools does not seem to produce
>>> the correct channels.conf file format.
>>>
>>> If anyone has made US OTA ATSC work, please provide some guidance.
>>> Thank
>>> you.
>>
>> I know a few people who have been struggling with VDR+ATSC for quite a
>> while.  I've wanted to give it a go myself but not if it's a constant
>> fight/hassle to have it running.  Hopefully ATSC support will become a
>> part of vanilla VDR at some point but I honestly don't think that's
>> very high on the priority list.  Doesn't hurt to ask however!
>>
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