[vdr] [ANNOUNCE] VDR developer version 1.7.13

Timothy D. Lenz tlenz at vorgon.com
Thu Mar 4 02:35:34 CET 2010

There is a plugin for ATSC:
It is a patch to vdr to use ATSC and it has a scanner to scan for 
channels and create a channels.conf. Current HG version also lets you 
select which tuner is used for channel scanning and select between atsc 
and cable. I currently am having problems with this version segfaulting 
when trying to scan, but it seems to be ok for others.  Also, the cable 
scanning part is still in the works. I tried scanning my cable with 
another program and found some 300+ channels, but with the plugin, while 
it was able to tune a number of frequancies, only found 5 local channels.

On 3/3/2010 2:56 PM, Rob Davis wrote:
> On 03/03/10 13:35, VDR User wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 10:47 AM, L. Hanisch<dvb at flensrocker.de>  wrote:
>>>   On my first thought I considered to take 'A' for 'analog', but since there
>>> is something like "ATSC" (and I know nothing about it, if it's supported by
>>> vdr or is covered by dvbdevice or whatever), perhaps I should use another
>>> one?
>>>   So I think it would be better to take *'V' = 'analog video'*, since
>>> pvrinput is basically an interface to v4l-devices.
>> "ATSC is a set of standards developed by the Advanced Television
>> Systems Committee for digital television transmission. ATSC replaced
>> much of the analog NTSC television system[1]  in the United
>> States[2][3]  on June 12, 2009 and will replace NTSC by August 31,
>> 2011 in Canada[4]  and December 31, 2021 in Mexico."
>> Yes, I think you should take ATSC into consideration unless you want
>> to ignore North America. ;)
> Except ATSC is a subset of DVB.. At the moment ATSC is flagged as T,
> which I think it should be..
> For people that don't really know, ATSC comes in two flavours (or
> flavors), Over the Air, and Clear Qam.  Over the air is using a roof top
> antenna, like DVB-T, then we get Clear Qam, where you plugin the input
> from your cable company.  By law all cable companies must provide clear
> (ie, non encoded) local channels.  However, Comcast in our region has
> just released a "Basic Digital" package, which means we get about 60
> channels now Clear Qam, including stuff you would have thought would be
> encoded (and is on Euro Sat).
> If you don't want to mess with Nagra-3, card readers, and such like,
> it's the best way to get VDR showing useful programming.
> Now, if only there was a channel scanner that could write a VDR style
> channels.conf with ATSC..
> Just in case someone is searching archives, the best way to work out
> what you should have in your area is to look at the silicon dust website
> (the manufactorer of the the hdhomerun devices.  These will show you (by
> zip) for OTA and Cable..
> My zip code is here:
> http://www.silicondust.com/hdhomerun/lineup_web/US:61103#lineup_1635553
> A channel scanner won't always find the info you need for Cable..
> I had to manually insert several Vpids (which for my area were one less
> than the apid) and turn off auto update.. I then had to tell VDR they
> were type =2..
> Maybe I'll do a Comcast-VDR howto sometime..

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