[vdr] US OTA ATSC - Does it work?

Calypso Cricket calypsocricket at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 16:47:28 CET 2009


I have not thought about how to do it as yet. I was hoping to ask here
as I am sure someone has a homerun going with VDR.

BTW - I got one US ATSC channel to tune with help from Alex. He modified
one of my w_scan channel output and it worked perfectly.

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Timothy D. Lenz wrote:
> 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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