[mythtv-users] OT: Trying to understand EIT data
masterclc at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 18:50:15 UTC 2007
On 4/23/07, Brent <brent at brentnorris.net> wrote:
> I am not an EIT expert, but here is what I understand.
> Chad wrote:
> > Does EIT data contain information for only the channel that is sending
> > it? In other words (using numbers for examples instead of channel
> > names) if I get EIT data from 5_2 will it contain programming
> > information for 13_1?
> It contains information for its channel and maybe any other channels on
> its multiplex. So 13_1, would also carry data for 13_2, and 13_3, but
> not 5_1 or 5_2. That information would be on the 5_x multiplex.
> > Does EIT data contain programming information? This is somewhat
> > unclear in what I've read so far. It implies that is exactly what it
> > contains, but never really says it. I'm wondering if maybe EIT is
> > just a fancy new Closed Caption system, or if it's what it seems to be
> > (program guide embedded in the data stream).
> That is what it contains, though right now I seem to get less accurate
> data from it than what I get from DataDirect, but I think people are
> still working on the best way to use it or something. This is
> especially a problem on the upper multiplex channels of the local KET
> station. It is almost always not correct.
> > Do all OTA providers provide EIT data? Meaning, is it requirement, or
> > a choice? Do any cable providers provide EIT data, or is it just an
> > OTA thing?
> Seems to be a choice right now. I know that the local 13 station just
> started providing it.
> > Is it "standard"? Meaning, if I set up a system to use EIT and then
> > take it to my brother's house, is it going to get the data for his
> > area or "go nuts" and crash the system?
> I think the most recently received data seems to overwrite whatever was
> there before, so I would think that would be what would happen. Plus
> you typically only get a few future days EIT information.
> Interestingly you picked two of the stations that I also have. Are you
> in the Nashville TN/Bowling Green KY area?
Thank you for the response! No, I'm in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.
That clears up a lot of my confusion.
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