stephen_agent at jsw
May 5, 2012, 9:14 AM
Post #2 of 6
On Sat, 5 May 2012 22:36:44 +1200, you wrote:
>> If those signal level % values were from the TD-500, I would say they
>> were way too low. But as far as I can tell, the numbers from each
>> card are only comparable to the same exact model of card. For the
>> TD-500, if I am remembering correctly, you need > 65% signal level
>> before it will record reliably.
>> When you are getting lock on the HVR-4000 and TD-500, is that at the
>> same time, or are you moving the cable between them? If so, then
>> adding the necessary splitter and its 6? db drop in the signal levels
>> is going to cause problems.
>The signal levens listed are all on the HVR4000. I can't get the readings
>on the TD500, it does not seem to support reading out those values?
>The lock on HVR40000 and TD500 is not on the exact same time. but a minute
>apart max. I move the cable between them. In any of the tests I did I have
>never used a splitter or anything.
>Also, no matter what I do with the antenna, the signal level is always 21%,
>so I think it might not be a value that can be read out on the HVR4000.
When MythTV is locking in at the start of watching a channel on live
TV, it displays the signal quality numbers. From my TD-500, it seemed
to be giving real numbers. There is probably a command to make it
bring up that display at will, but you might need to go into the setup
for the keys and associate it with a key.
I just checked the keys setup and there is a SIGNALMON command tied to
Alt+F7 on my 0.24+fixes setup. On 0.24+fixes it does not seem to do
anything - maybe it works on 0.25? I am pretty sure it used to work
on earlier versions, but it is ages since I last used it.
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