[linux-dvb] Re: Fusion HDTV 5

Todd Ignasiak ignasiak at gmail.com
Tue Aug 16 17:13:51 CEST 2005

You might want to check a local forum, to see other users' experiences
with your cable system.  Most cable systems leave the local channels
in the clear (I have heard that this is required for them, but I don't
know if that is true).   The avsforum.com local reception forum
usually has good info on local cable systems.   If you can find which
frequencies your locals are carried on, you can concentrate on those.

If you have a Windows box around, you might try the Fusion card with
the Windows software.  They have a decent channel scanner which should
show your QAM256 channels.

Also,  you might want to try hooking an antenna to it as an option for
local reception.  The demoulator on the Fusion5 is supposed to be


On 8/16/05, David Engel <gigem at comcast.net> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 15, 2005 at 10:57:56PM -0500, David Engel wrote:
> > No, I could get FR_HAS_LOCK.  However, the signal was always 0000 and
> > any attempts to actually capture anything resulted in a TS stream
> > where mplayer couldn't find any video.
> I have to backtrack a little on this.
> Just for grins, I did a rescan for QAM256 on my cable last night.  I
> found 7 services, 4 of which had non-0 video pids.  I tried tuning
> them but still got a signal strength of 0000.  I tried a capture on a
> few of them anyway, and surpisingly, got something.  Mac, is the
> signal strength checking in the Fusion 5 driver known to work?
> I didn't recognize the programs nor channels I captured.  After
> unsuccessfully trying to capture some video pid 0 services, I went
> back and was no longer able to find any video.  It was late so I
> didn't do any more.
> I'm not terribly optimistic, but I guess this warrants a more thorough
> examination of every service I can detect.
> David
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> David Engel
> gigem at comcast.net
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