[linux-dvb] Testing HVR1800

Barry Quiel quielb at ecst.csuchico.edu
Tue Jan 22 19:45:28 CET 2008

Chaogui Zhang wrote:
> On Jan 22, 2008 5:38 PM, Barry Quiel <quielb at ecst.csuchico.edu> wrote:
> [snip]
>> So I spoke a bit too soon. For whatever reason it started working in
>> Myth, although I still can't get a good cat /dev/video1.  BUt I can't
>> change the channel.  When I try and change the channel Mythfrontend
>> reports an error and the exits back to the menu.  When I go back into
>> livetv it is on the same original channel and there is no audio.  If I
>> exit out and go back in I get audio back, but still can;t change the
>> channel.
> Although I don't have the HVR1800...
> In my experience, it is generally easier to test a new driver if you
> use simpler applications such as tvtime, azap/dvbscan. These programs
> will tell you pretty quickly whether the device and its driver are
> working properly or not. Once you are sure the drivers are working
> properly, then move on to your favorite media center or any other
> program.
> Trying to test device driver with MythTV sometimes muddles the water
> too much and you won't know whether it is a problem with the driver or
> the application.

I don't think a cat /dev/video1 can get much simpler.  But in this case 
I am getting results that would appear to be reversed.  The simpler 
testing method is giving poor results, while the more complex 
application is giving better results, although not 100%.

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