[mythtv-users] Channel confusion - 'Record on this channel' fails
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue May 13 14:18:23 UTC 2008
On 05/13/2008 10:07 AM, Phil Bridges wrote:
> On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 9:32 AM, Yan Seiner <yan at seiner.com> wrote:
>> I have 2 different PBS stations available. One is about 40 miles away
>> and one is local. The remote one is at 7_1 and the local is at 28_1.
>> The problem is that if I select 'Record on this channel', myth *always*
>> picks the first one, which, being far away, is subject to dropout. Even
>> if I select the program on 28_1 and tell myth to 'Record on this channel
>> only' it will record on 7_1 and show the show on 28_1 as 'This showing
>> will be recorded at an earlier time'.
>> The result is that many of the PBS shows are unwatchable because of the
>> dropout. I keep 7_* in the lineup because a) recordings work at night
>> and b) some shows come on one station and not the other.
>> In my view, this is a bug but perhaps it's a feature to some... Any
>> ideas on how to work around it?
> Odd - I don't seem to have that problem here. Do the channels have
> the same XMLTV ID?
No. They have the same callsign. It's not a bug, it's the way it's
designed to work.
OP, if you want to treat them as different channels, change the callsign
of one of them using mythtv-setup's channel editor--i.e. "PBS (good)" or
soemthing, then set the rule to record from only the good channel or
create a rule to record at high priority from the good channel and
create another rule to record at low priority from the bad channel.
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