[vdr] US OTA ATSC - Does it work?

Timothy D. Lenz tlenz at vorgon.com
Tue Dec 15 16:41:15 CET 2009


Are you going to be using the IP plugin to connect to the homerun? was 
thinking about that unit before I got the card and the only way I saw to 
use it was with the ip plugin

Calypso Cricket wrote:
> 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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