[mythtv-users] Upcoming Channel Change by Rogers Cable
R. G. Newbury
newbury at mandamus.org
Tue Jan 9 23:07:46 UTC 2007
Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> R. G. Newbury wrote:
>> I have received a notice from Rogers Cable that it is dropping some
>> channels which I receive, and replacing the feed on that channel number
>> with a different channel feed.
>> As an example, CNN Headline News, which I get as channel 37 will be
>> dropped, and will be replaced by BBC World News. The actual channel
>> frequency and all tuning parameters will remain the same, but the
>> xmltvid for the feed will be changed.
>> This will mess up my Mythtv setup. I have looked through the
>> documentation and the wiki and found no particular information about how
>> this should be handled.
>> I think I need to do something like the following:
>> After the changeover by Rogers:
>> (1) modify my listing at zap2it to delete the old channels and add the
>> new channels;
>> (2) delete from channel where chanid = 1037;
>> (3) delete from program where chanid = 1015; #clear old program data
>> (4) If and only if zap2it labs has recognized the changeover and shows
>> the new channel against the old frequency:
>> mythfilldatabase --do-channel-updates #which should work...
>> Have I missed anything? Any comments by anyone?
>> Should (2) instead be:
>> update channel set (callsign,name.xmltvid) values ("BBCW","BBC World
>> This change will affect a large number of Rogers customers and will also
>> affect the half dozen of us, (at least) who use Mythtv in the Greater
>> Toronto Area.
>> I would like to prepare a script which will take care of the database
>> changes, so that it becomes as easy as running the script, updating the
>> DataDirect listing, and running mythfilldatabase.
> I think all you need to do is update zap2it, re-download the listing
> information in mythtv-setup, run mythfilldatabase with --refresh-all.
> You might need to update any channel specific rules you have but that
> should take care of it. If not, you can always dump the program
> information in mythtv-setup before running mythfilldatabase and it will
> refresh everything.
I would have thought that (re)downloading the listing info in
mythtv-setup would choke because there is already information for that
channel...basically only the call-sign, name and xmltvid are changing in
the channel table....And --refresh-all might be best run only after
-do-channel-update which is intended to fix (I think) this problem.
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