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Month: March 2016

Re: [trinity-users] Kaffeine and HDTV

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2016 08:58:51 -0500
On Sunday 06 March 2016 08:36:19 Gene Heskett wrote:

> And I am still dead here,
> I have installed all the xawtv stuff only to find that no ATSC
> functionaliy has been added. It can get the 1 signal from a 10 watt
> translator about 20 miles away that is still broadcasting in NTSC
> format, but at that distance and wattage, the signal to noise is about
> 1/1 when conditions are good, perhaps 5% of the time.
> I have installed all the dvb_apps and friends, but  while it finds
> the "Oren OR51132 VSB/QAM Frontend" doesnt support TERRCABLE_ATSC
> apparently not finding the atsc list for std terrestrial broadcasting
> in the US, so until I can find a configurator to tell it different,
> thats out.
> That leaves kaffeine, whose scanner scans about 3 or 4 channels a
> second, not giving this card adequate time to lock to the signal so it
> registers.
> the KDE version of kaffeine did in fact work well with this card an
> iteration or 2 back up the log, not too long before I installed TDE in
> fact. However, I can find no means to slow its at least 10x too fast
> channel scan that it does now. And the site it got program listngs
> from seems to be defunct too.
> Is there not another application yet that will play ATSC broadcasts?
> Cheers, Gene Heskett

From a gentoo forum message, its both a module loading order problem, and 
a missing module problem. It seems one must unload cx88-dvb, at which 
point kaffeine loses its DVB button, and load cx88-atsc.  But that 
module does not exist on my system, and the synaptics search function is 
coming up empty.

Where can I source that module?


Cheers, Gene Heskett
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