[mythtv-users] External channel change not passing channel
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Apr 2 11:47:48 UTC 2007
On 04/01/2007 07:36 PM, duck wrote:
> Robin Gilks wrote:
>> This might seem a silly question but you do have the channel number filled
>> in for the channel?
>> I'm talking about the channel number at the top of the *second* screen of
>> the channel setup in mythtv-setup - the channel number on the first screen
>> is only used to determine what you type in at the keyboard or the remote
>> to select the channel.
>> The second screen number is used to select the tuner channel number, or in
>> the case of an external changer, the value to pass to the changer script.
What Robin calls the "channel number on the first screen" is called the,
er, "Channel Number." What Robin calls the "channel number at the top
of the *second* screen of the channel setup in mythtv-setup" is the
"Frequency or Channel".
> This was the problem! I have tried everything and would not have
> thought about adding the channel number on the second page!
And you never would have needed to think of adding a channel number on
the second page had you defined your channels appropriately. Since
you've been talking about using directv.pl, I'm assuming you're a North
American analog TV user. If so, when you define your channels you
should /not/ do so using the Channel Scan. You should do so using the
"Fetch channels from listings source" button. Had you done so, your
channels would have been created correctly. See the top of
more. I recommend you clean up your channels as I described in the
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