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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Golding [mailto:robert.golding@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Sunday, 25 January 2009 8:42 a.m.
> To: Wayne and Holly
> Cc: linux-dvb@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re:  Leadtek WinFast PxDVR3200 H
> 
> 
> 2009/1/25 Wayne and Holly <wayneandholly@xxxxxxxx>:
> > Hello list,
> > I have a Leadtek WinFast PxDVR3200 H that I am attempting
> to utilise
> > with MythTV.  The Wiki site states that experimental support exists
> > for the DVB side and that "Successful tuning of typical Australian 
> > channels" has been achieved. I am able to create a channels.conf 
> > (attached) using scan, and am then able to tune using mythtv-setup, 
> > however none of these channels are viewable with the 
> mythfrontend due
> > to it being unable to gain a lock.
> >
> > Relevant bits and pieces:
> >
> > scan, using the latest it-Varese file scan is able to tune
> to three of
> > the five transponders as per the attached file "scan".  It
> also scans
> > on 800000000Hz but I have no idea why.
> >
> > The file leadtek.dmesg contains the relevant info from dmesg (and
> > messages.log) regarding the initialisation of the card
> itself.  There
> > are no error messages at any time (that I am aware of)
> despite all of
> > my fiddling about.
> >
> > Of the three transponders that are in my channels.conf
> file, the third
> > one
> > (618000000Hz) causes an error when tuning in mythtv-setup.
> It states that
> > channels are found but the tsid is incorrect.  As such,
> only the first two
> > successful transponders (706000000 and 602000000) are tuned by myth.
> >
> > When I attempt to view the tuned channels, myth is unable to gain a
> > lock on any of them.  The reported signal strength is about 58% and 
> > the S/N varies between 3 and 3.8dB.  I am able to tune 
> DVB-T channels
> > on my TV using the same aerial cable but am wondering if signal
> > strength is an issue.
> >
> > I am running it on Kubuntu with a 2.6.24-19 kernel, I have a recent
> > version of the v4l-dvb tree (approx Nov 08) and am using firmware 
> > version 2.7.  I haven't updated the drivers or the firmware 
> as I have
> > no reason to believe there are changes that would effect
> this.  That
> > said, if someone thinks there has been changes I will get
> straight on
> > it.
> >
> > I am more than happy to provide more debugging info if required (if
> > you are willing to tell me where else to look) and 
> appreciate any help
> > provided.
> >
> > Cheers
> > Wayne
> >
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> >
> 
> I have the same card, so this might help.
> I was experiencing many frontend problems when I came across
> a references in the list to a third party firmware files. It 
> explained that you had to download and extract the firmware 
> within to the firmware dir.
> 
> I cannot remember exactly what, where and which, however, if
> you'd like, I can email the extracted fw.tar.bz2(1.5MB) and
> ivtv.firmware.tar.bz2(123KB) files to you.  Then just extract 
> the contents to your firmware dir (on Gentoo /lib/firmware).
> 
> Anyway, long story short, that fixed it for me.  Now I'm just
> waiting to be able to use the FM radio.
> 
> -- 
> Regards,	Robert

Hi Robert,
Are you talking about the firmware for the XC3038?  I have xc3028-v27.fw in
place and it loads fine.  I don't recall anything about ivtv firmware, so
perhaps it would be best if you send through both files, that way I can
eyeball them and do some fiddling. In the meantime I will start searching
the list again specifically regarding this.

Cheers
Wayne


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