[linux-dvb] WinTV-NOVA-T-500 Status

Eduard Huguet eduardhc at gmail.com
Mon Jan 21 12:13:32 CET 2008

2008/1/21, daniel åkerud <daniel.akerud at gmail.com>:
> > I don't know what can be the reason of your problems. As far as I know,
> > the disconnects are somehow related to bad receiving quality, which cause
> > the firmware on the card to block. I'm not sure, though.
> >
> >
> After two month experience with a Nova-T 500 I can say almost for sure
> that tuning to channels with bad reception quality will get you in trouble.
> I have hidden those channels in MythTV and get a lot less (close no none)
> problems. I had some channels which gave me good reception one day and bad
> the next, and guess which days my wife woke me up early in the morning to
> reload the drivers :D
> /D

That makes sense. I can't remember when the last disconnect happened, but I
think there was also on a bad weather condition.

Right now my system is working like a charm with the Nova-T 500.

However, some people (including me) reports more freqüent disconnects when
EIT scanning is enabled in MythTV. My solution to this was to write a Python
script that allos me to externally enable / disable EIT scanning for all the
channels on the database. I use this script to enable EIT scanning only from
9:00 to 12:00 everyday (I have set up a daily wakeup period for this in
MythTV) and leave it disabled otherwise.

This way the EIT scanning is active only on a time period when I'm mostly
not at home (thus not using the computer) and disabled for the rest of the
day, thus preventing problems between EIT scanning and recording / LiveTV.

If anyone is interested in the script just let me know (it's pretty simple,

Best regards,
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