PixelView Play TV Pro - TV/Radio doesn't work. HELP!
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PixelView Play TV Pro - TV/Radio doesn't work. HELP!
So I search the HCL's for a compatible TV Card. I find PixelView Play TV Pro, bought it, fixed it and installed a fresh copy of Mandrake 10 Official.
The card was detected and TV-Time had been installed automatically. I opened TV Time but there was nothing - no sound or picture (video).
So I go to configure your computer>>Hardware>>TV Card.
Here mandrake installs xawTV and pop's up a xawTV configuration window. I choose the correct values (i.e PAL - Country=All - User=Me). Then it does a channel search. After everything completed, I opened XawTV and again the result was no sound and no video.
I know some of you have configured PixelView Pro TV.
So how did you do it? What am I doing wrong?
p.s: Yes, I have connected the Antenna to the card. Both radio and TV antenna's. BTW, Kradio doesn't work either - it doesn't detect /dev/radio.
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Going back to the first link I am guessing that its this tuner
type=17 - Philips NTSC_M (MK2)
So no we have that it is a card=38 and tuner=17 (You might need to fiddle with these a bit),
so what I do is go to my /etc/modprobe.conf
(only modprobe.conf only exists with kernel 2.6.x or it should be called that with with Suse 9.1 and slack 10.0) and edit that to put in somthing like this:
alias char-major-89 i2c-dev
alias char-major-81 bttv
options bttv card=38 tuner=17 radio=1
Then restart your computer and see if the tv works, you might as I said need to try some other tuner numbers or somthing. Now I am no expert on this so if some one can correct any mistakes I have made good on you!
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All works great!! (cept XawTV doesnt, TVtime works great! and Gv4l records and watches fine too)
But now my problem is the radio.
Kradio cant scan for any stations; it doesnt find a single one. I didnt have an audio loopback cable so added an internal going into the AUX of the Mainboard (like my previous card was set-up (and works in Windows))
KRadio doesnt have a selection for AUX so i tried them all but to no avail.
Originally posted by jimdaworm
Hey DaveQB. First do you happen to have a ati graphics card and running their drivers?? I found that they conflicted with xawtv and it just crashed everything unless I ran it with the -d option.
I do indeed have an ATI card, 9800SE PowerColour, clocks good
I just tried the -d argument but it didnt make a diff. Thats ok i prefer TVTime anyway
Second did you look up your card and make sure that it should be set to radio 1??? I have it setup in my modprobe.conf
Yes, its the PixelView PlayTV Pro which has a Radio tuner on it. The arguments i showed up there ^ were the ones a mate gave me that he used with this card and had the Radio working no sweat.
Thirdly have you tried other programs like gnome radio... or maby somthing really simple... I canīt remember what its called but I used one that worked without a gui.
Yeah i tried gnomeradio just after i posted here and no diff there.
I have since changed the internal audio cable from the AUX pins to the CD pins and now i get static sound when i unmute the CD channel. The radio auto scans and seems to detect some signals, but nothing on a recognise station and there's definately no change in the sound (remains statis)
DaveQB firstly doesnīt your motherboard/sound card have a line in?? That would be the normal place to put the input... where you start plugging it into other inputs they have all sorts of different īlevelsī which can result in things not working properly.
So just to get this straight you can watch tv and the sound works fine when you do?? If not I would suggest you check your cable.
My cable goes from my tv card to my line in (make sure you donīt plug it into the remote or somthing )
yeah i go directly to the LINE IN from my VCR and unmuting LINE IN is fine. I havent a loopback audio cable so i used the internal connector and a CD-ROM Audio cable to connect to the boards CD/AUX pins.