MythTV DVB-S HowTo
Getting DVB-S working in MythTV with Ubuntu (Mythbuntu) 12.04. Tested with the following card:
- Hauppauge Nova-S Plus
Add DVB-S card, as card type choose: DVB DTV TV-Card (v3.x).
As Frontend ID there should be some autodetected text, for Hauppauge Nova-S Plus it is: Conexant CX24123/CX24109 Subtype: DVB-S .
For video source you can use Transmitted guide only (EIT) .
Input connections: Dvb , Video source: EIT , Scan for channels
For Astra 19.2E you need these settings:
* frequency: 12551000
* symbolrate: 22000000
* polarity: Vertical
for the full scan.
For Hotbird (not tested):
* frequency: 12539000
* symbolrate: 27500000
* polarity: horizontal
If you do a 'complete scan of all transponders' and 'search new transports' activated, you will find 1145 channels in april 2012 if you include encrypted ones.
alternative scan for channels in console
If the scan in mythtv-setup doesn't work, do it by hand:
Go to a console, e.g. by typing Strg-Alt-F1 (Ctrl-ALt-F1), log in and type:
sudo service mythtv-backend stop cd scan /usr/share/dvb/dvb-s/Astra-19.2E > channels.conf
(not dvbscan anymore)
If you have more than one adapter and your Nova-S is for example adapter1, type
sudo scan -a 1 /usr/share/dvb/dvb-s/Astra-19.2E > channels.conf
If you want another satellite than Astra, just ls in this directory and choose the one that fits for you. You should see a lot of channels running through you screen. The channels.conf should be in your home-directory after scanning.
To start it all again type
sudo service mythtv-backend start mythfrontend
Now you can import your new channels.conf in mythtv-setup instead of scanning for channels there.