Just got started with MythTV running on LMDE with HVR-1600 card on midwest USA analog cable. The card has another input but that will come later after I get the analog input running as it should.
After initial hardware and firmware install I could watch and listen to a single TV channel by opening /dev/video1 in VLC (webcam claimed video0). But I could not change channels or get TVtime to work. So on to MythTV. After two more evenings of battle I can watch TV on Myth.
I am running MythTV in a small window in the corner of dual monitors and controling with the keyboard. Now for a few questions. Please to point me in the right direction to get me going further with MythTV.
The video quality in MythTV does not seem as good as /dev/video1 run in VLC. What should I check first.
I can't get a channel grabber to work so I just use the Cable Companys website for listings. Is there a way to set up a grabber without subscibing to a paid service?
The record key "R" (?) does not start recording the current program being watched even though MythTV is filling up the storage folder I set up on a slave drive.
The Mythtv concept appeals to me - I just need to straighten out the kinks one at a time
thanks for any tips you can provide