[mythtv-users] DTV Transition Rescan Feb 17
myth at dermanouelian.com
Mon Jan 19 17:11:07 UTC 2009
On Jan 19, 2009, at 8:47 AM, Allen Edwards wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 10:24 PM, Brad DerManouelian
> <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
>> On Jan 18, 2009, at 10:07 PM, Allen Edwards wrote:
>>> I am sure it isn't that hard but and I can figure it out but if
>>> someone knows for sure the exact steps to do a rescan of the DTV
>>> stations with multiple tuner cards, and or HDHR I think it would
>>> be a
>>> good idea to post a detailed set of instructions. Doing it a little
>>> early will give Google a little time to index it so anyone wondering
>>> how to do it can find the instructions. I am sure everyone here
>>> that some fraction of the stations will change frequency after the
>>> transition so a rescan is going to be necessary for everyone who
>>> signals OTA. With all the talk about postponing the transition, and
>>> one attempt failed today apparently, there has been very little
>>> education about the fact that stations are going to be changing
>>> frequencies and that everyone needs to rescan after the transition.
>>> So, anyone feel expert enough and wants to put a detailed set of
>>> instructions in writing? Obviously I am talking about US stations.
>> I'm not sure there is that much to tell. Just scan the same way you
>> did in
>> the first place with the Input Connections in mythtv-setup. I
>> believe the
>> setting: "Existing Channel Treatment: Delete" is appropriate. Does
>> have anything to add to that?
> Personally I have never done a rescan and it has been many months
> since I did my initial install. To do it the exact same way I would
> reinstall Myth from a clean disk but I know for sure I don't need to
> go that far. I think I could do it by just deleting all the hardware
> and schedules direct and connections and starting from there. Perhaps
> I can just click on scan and that will work. Maybe something between
> like you say you believe setting Existing Channel Delete. I do
> remember that I found many ways that did not work when I did the first
> scan and had to delete everything and start over. I want to avoid
> that as much as possible.
> I hope someone who has actually done a rescan recently will chime in.
> I assume there are many others in the same position so it would
> benefit many people to have step by step instructions for a rescan
> since we are all going to have to do it soon if we have reception OTA.
I actually have done rescans many times.
As I said above, use the Input Connections in mythtv-setup.
Choose the input connection and click Scan making sure you chose
"Existing Channel Treatment: Delete".
I'm not sure what more you want to know.
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