[Approved] - FM radio signal detection | Page 2

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  1. rmeredit
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    Just tested the patch out on a single known station and it works a treat. Scanning now to see what stations get picked up (I'm in Melbourne, so should be quite a few).

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    Rob.

    Edit: Seems to be all good. About 15 stations picked up - not everything that it should have, and a couple of stations that got picked up with very poor signals, but looks good. Adding in custom channels for the couple that the scan missed works fine.
     
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    Excellent news! :)
    Do you think it missed those stations because of the 0.4MHz jumps (ie. the new'ish behaviour that when a station is found, the scanning skips the next 0.4MHz) or because of something else? I'm not sure I'm a fan of the jumps. Sure it makes scanning a little faster, however some of the stations here are 0.3MHz apart so they get jumped over. I spend just as much time as was saved from the scan adding them manually! At least they can be picked up now...

    Developers: any questions, objections, comments? I'd really like to see this patch get added to MP 1.2.0
     
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    It could be, but I wouldn't rule out simple reception issues. One of the frequencies it missed was 100.9 I think and there is a station at 101.1, but there was one or two that are just off by themselves like 102.7. In the end I added three channels manually, which I was pretty happy with. Certainly better than nothing at all!

    Thanks for the patch and the work - hope it gets taken up!

    Cheers,

    Rob
     
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    Bravo mm135200!!!

    I can confirm that you solved the Hauppauge HVR-2200 Radio problem
    (Mantis issue 0002445).

    Compiled against 1.2.0 Alpha revision 26781
     
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    *cough*

    Devs - any love here? This is a patch that fixes a problem with a very common chipset. It's been pending for a loooong time...

    Cheers,

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    Hi rmeredit

    I have to say I'm as frustrated as you! :oops:
    This is only a one line code change. Furthermore, the check affected by the change is almost logically equivalent to the check that is currently in place. The DirectShow IAMTuner interface states that a driver should return:

    -1 = signal strength can't be determined
    0 = no signal
    1 = locked

    The code currently assumes lock if the driver returned -1 or 1. With the patch applied it would assume lock if the driver *doesn't* return zero. The same check, just inverted...

    Now I'd be the first one to admit that this change does open the code up to values that are out of spec, which might be something the developers are concerned about. It would be helpful if they would raise this with me so we can discuss it and find a work-around if necessary. I'm reasonably certain that all users with hybrid/analog tuner devices based on the Philips/NXP SAA7160, SAA7162 and SAA7164 PCI-e bridge chipsets will be affected since it is my understanding that Philips/NXP wrote and supported the drivers. As rmeredit says, those chipsets are relatively common. Especially among dual hybrid tuners...

    I'd really welcome the chance to discuss any issues with the patch :)

    P.S. I'd just like to point out to the team that this was the first patch I ever submitted. As a developer, it is *really* disheartening to think that you are contributing something to the community but then have the contribution rejected or ignored without any comment. This is not the way to encourage the community to participate.
     
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    I've been having the same FM tuning issues with my digital now card. Hopefully the devs have time to look into this patch as I am sure that it affects more than just me and you two.
     
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    Hi woddog

    Have you tried the patch? If not, I'd really appreciate it if you could give it a shot and report back. Perhaps the team are just waiting for more feedback, meaning that your feedback could help to get this patch approved faster ;)
    Even if the patch doesn't work for you I'd be happy to look into the problem/s that you're experiencing...

    Binary version of the patch for 1.2.0a attached to the first post in the thread
    :)
     
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    This fixed my radio tuning problem with my hvr2250.
    appears to fix 0002445: Hauppauge HVR-2200 cards don't tune FM properly - MediaPortal Bugtracker
     
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    Thank you for testing bs123.
    Glad to hear the patch worked for you :D
     
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