Tv Adpater WinTV PVR 500 Show Inactive

Added by Deckard Nexus about 5 years ago

Is this card not compatible with Tvheadend?

What am I missing to make it active and continue the DVR setup?

I'm on a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Tvheadend 2.12


Replies (4)

RE: Tv Adpater WinTV PVR 500 Show Inactive - Added by Adam Sutton about 5 years ago

Not that I think it will necessarily help, but please try version 3 first.

2.12 is no longer actively supported.

Regards
Adam

RE: Tv Adpater WinTV PVR 500 Show Inactive - Added by Deckard Nexus about 5 years ago

I upgraded to V 3.0, exact same result, the tv adapter can be selected but it shows as inactive

RE: Tv Adpater WinTV PVR 500 Show Inactive - Added by Hein Rigolo about 5 years ago

I would think inactive is a correct status. If the card is not tuned to a channel I think inactive is the appropriate status.
Did you try to manually add a frequency and check if you can get the card to tune?

Also ... why do you use an analog card? Is there no option to switch to digital in your location? Tvheadend is much better suited for digital TV reception and the quality of digital TV is also better compared with analog that get's converted to digital.

RE: Tv Adpater WinTV PVR 500 Show Inactive - Added by Deckard Nexus about 5 years ago

Hein,

I use this card because I wanted to investigate some other options (other than WMCE). I have a cable box before it goes to the computer TV Tuner.

I have been searching for backend hardware information working for the US (Comcast customer) but I failed to get any specific. I would appreciate any feedback on which hardware works best.

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