[mythtv-users] New Channels with DataDirect
J. Donavan Stanley
jdonavan at jdonavan.net
Sat Jul 24 08:32:22 EDT 2004
Michael T. Dean wrote:
> Bruce Markey wrote:
>> 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.
> Agreed. That can be a benefit, but then again, it can also be a
> problem--if the "new station" is not really available (maybe because
> of the subscription agreement with Dish or FCC regulations) and it
> broadcasts shows that a Myth user has chosen to "record at any time on
> any channel," the scheduler may choose to record from the
> "unavailable" station. I would be very disappointed to get an hour of
> "You are not currently subscribed to this channel" instead of Alias,
> for example.
> So, how likely is this? Much more so than it may seem at first. For
> example, Dish is required by the FCC to carry all US local channels
> (if they choose to carry any--they cannot choose only certain
> markets). Therefore, they are working to add these new channels to
> their satellites.
Mark the channel as hidden (uncheck visible) in the channel editor.
That should stop that from happening.
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