I am trying the "PIVR" project as written by Clive Webster.
I have followed the instruction on pages 152 and 153 as closely as I can.
It's using a new RPi3 and a new Hauppage PCTV 292e stick. It's a new 16G microSD card with a fresh install of OSMC and that runs fine. Got the MPEG-2 license. I bought the Hauppage PCTV stick on the basis that the driver was indicated in the article. I have put the driver (firmware?) in the /lib/firmware directory. dmesg didn't list any errors.
I installed TVheadend and that went fine, did the configuration via the browser, but that is where the issue seems to be!
The install took me through a bunch of set up panels and I managed to answer all the questions - key one was finding that my local transmitter is Rowridge (on the Isle of Wight), and it found 8 Muxes. However the scan result is "FAIL".
At this stage I am not using a "Kodi" style remote (I want to get it working first!) but am using a keyboard and mouse. I haven't added a USB HDD yet.
If I go to the OSMC interface on the RPi and go to "PVR & Live TV" then it has the headings but no PVR (no surprise since it hasn't found the channels.
I am using a TV aeriel that I took straight out of my TV, so I think that is OK. OSMC is on version 2017.10-1.
So maybe the PCTV stick isn't working? Although it has found 8 muxes and their frequencies - although it may be that it gets that from a lookup of the Rowridge transmitter???
It shows up in dmesg as
"Product: PCTV 292e, Manufacturer : PCTV etc"
and later "Identified as PCTV triplestick (292e) (card=94)" and a whole bunch of other comments - but nothing that looks like an error.
Also "downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw" - so that looks right.
Should the PCTV stick show up in the file system? I checked /dev but didn't see anything that looked appropriate.
How can I test the stick? I may be reduced to plugging it into my laptop and loading the Windows driver!
Any suggestions on what to try?