Well halle-bloody-lujah!! It now scans and locks onto all Sydney and Newcastle DVB-T signals.
I don’t know exactly what did the trick – it has a new kernel and the latest version of MythTV – and I have no intention to waste
any more time trying to find out (quite a few variables, so non-trivial to say the least). I also got a new, more powerful signal amplifier which has had a positive on the TV as well (Sydney HD channels are no longer choppy), so I think I’ll hang
on to it.
Of course, the upgrade from Gutsy to Hardy broke my xorg settings and I had to manually re-configure it for TV to display correctly.
Let’s hope for Ubuntu’s sake the millions of upgrades from Gutsy to Hardy don’t experience the same problem – I can almost hear
the mass protests now.
Now with everything “working” it’s time to set up some speakers for sound (already tested) and begin recording!