[arch-general] wintv-hvr 850 (hybrid) not detecting any signal.
ingeniware at gmail.com
Thu Oct 13 16:50:25 EDT 2011
Excerpts from Javier Vasquez's message from Mon 10-Oct-11 21:57:
> On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 10:15 AM, Sergey Manucharian
> <ingeniware at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Javier,
> > Excerpts from Javier Vasquez's message from Sun 09-Oct-11 11:40:
> >> On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 11:29 AM, Sergey Manucharian
> >> <ingeniware at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > ...
> >> >
> >> > I used to use wintv-hvr 950 a year or two ago - it worked fine. Will try find those old configs and run it again with the recent kernel etc.
> >> > (Not sure if 850 and 950 similar though).
> >> >
> >> > I'let you know the results.
> >> Thanks a lot, that'll be of great help.
> >> BTW, they used to need different drivers:
> >> http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-HVR-850
> >> http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-HVR-950
> >> But nowadays I don't know... The dirvers selected by udev + kernel
> >> seem to be the right ones (I've tried several things like combining
> >> them with the ones mentioned in the above links, and blacklisting
> >> them), since without them the gadget doesn't even turn on, but they
> >> just don't work, :-)
> > They are indeed different, mine has xc2028 chip, while yours - cx231xx, the dmesg file is attached.
> > Mine could not catch any signal (although did not show any error) until I installed the firmware. I've found it in aur (xc3028-fw 27-1), you can see the corresponding line in dmesg:
> > xc2028 16-0061: Loading 80 firmware images from xc3028-v27.fw, type: xc2028 firmware, ver 2.7
> > I believe you need to install fw for your device as well from:
> > http://www.linuxtv.org/downloads/firmware/ (v4l-cx231xx-avcore-01.fw)
> > After that everything is straight forward, you can run w_scan (from aur) to create the cahnnel list, put it in /etc/mplayer/channels.conf (if you use mplayer - I never used tvtime) and run "mplayer dvb://".
> Hi Sergev, and thanks again for the help.
> See, I didn't think I had to download firmware, since I had it
> already. As far as I can tell:
> % ls /lib/firmware/v4l-cx231xx-avcore-01.fw
> Any ways I downloaded the one you pointed out and made a diff, and it
> to my surprise differed from the one I had. So I moved to old and
> place downloaded one, and tried again, but it didn't work, :-(
> So I'm not sure it's a FW issue. Any ways, I hoped it was...
Forgot to ask: are talking about digital or analog channels?
I've tried tvtime, but I couldn't catch any digital channel (maybe I'm missing something - never used tvtime before). However, mplayer works fine with both analog/digital. Have you tried mplayer?
I don't have much time to investigate until weekend, will report back later.
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