[mythtv-users] UK freeview EPG question
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Tue Feb 17 08:35:05 EST 2004
I have a suggestion while you guys are working on this one. The SKY TV epg
EIT data should be in the clear, even though the program content is
scrambled. (Most satellite operators don't scramble EIT)
There's no reason why a Sky user couldn't have a DVB-S card just for
extracting data, and still use the Sky STB to receive the AV into MythTV.
This would also allow you to test with a larger data set into the DB.
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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org]On Behalf Of Ivor Hewitt
Sent: 17 February 2004 08:42
To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] UK freeview EPG question
On Monday 16 February 2004 22:52, John Pullan wrote:
> Just got a crude version of the database update code working tonight :-)
> I'm sure there's load wrong with it, including some of the problems you
> highlight. The database only gets hit when things change so, on the hour
> can get a little bit busy.
> For us in the UK, this is not too much of a problem as we only have 20
> channels. I'm not really proposing this as a "correct" solution but I
> think it has aspects which are useful for the EPG version.
Out of curiosity, from your testing, have you noticed if the EPG information
changes with the program rather than the time? i.e. if a program kicks off a
minute early does the EPG roll over the now/next early?
(if you want examples to play with this the cbeebies channel has lots of
10-15 min progs and their start times fluctuate by up to 2 minutes to GMT...
and missing 2 minutes of a 10 minute program is quite a chunk!)
I had a bit of a play with this myself but for some reason my dvb epg
information is broken at the moment and I can't work out where I broke it at
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