[mythtv-users] New Channels with DataDirect
bjm at lvcm.com
Fri Jul 23 21:44:32 EDT 2004
Michael T. Dean wrote:
> Bruce Markey wrote:
>> Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>> Just wondering how others are dealing with new channels that TMS adds
>>> to the DataDirect listings.
>> Log into labs.zap2it.com and uncheck the boxes...
> Yeah, that works great once I find out that they've been added--which
> normally happens when I see several new channels on my Myth EPG.
And that's the key, when do we find out that there is a lineup
change. You are looking at this from the premise that all new
channels are unwanted but there is a trade off.
If I get a new channel that I don't want, I'm not forced to
watch it or record it. It can be removed at any time days or
weeks later, no problem. However, if new channels are not added
by default and stations you want are added or, worse yet, existing
stations moved to new channels, when would we discover that we
are missing out on stuff that could be recorded?
Given the choice between adding by default and not finding out
about lineup changes until going to zap2it and examining the list
(note: by this method, I'd have found exactly zero new channels
since signing up for DD ;-) I'd prefer adding by default hands
down, no contest.
> I'm wondering is how to get rid of these channels in Myth. Using setup
> to delete all channel/program information works, but seems quite
> wasteful (not to mention quite a hassle to do once or twice a week). Is
> there any way to prevent Myth from adding the extra channels?
Yeah, it might be good to simplify removing a channel but you'd
still want to uncheck them at zap2it so they aren't processed and
sent every night. I think the better question is how to be informed
when a change takes place so that you can make a conscious decision.
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