[mythtv-users] Freeview Changes??
mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Sat Nov 7 14:32:06 UTC 2009
Simon Hobson wrote:
> Douglas Mackay wrote:
>> > You're not the only one !
>> > It's not helped when Digital UK post lies on their website :
>> > http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/when_do_i_switch/granada/winter_hill
>>> "If you have ... freesat on all of your TV sets you will not be
>>> affected by
>>> That in my book is an outright lie - this week they've
>>> two muxes, and in December they'll move some more. If they think moving
>>> muxes so you have to retune counts as "not affected", then it makes you
>>> wonder at teh mentality of the people managing this.
>> Sorry maybe I'm missing something how is freesat anything to do with
>> freeview? (freesat is a satellite service which as the text you've
>> quoted states will not be affected by the terrestrial digital switch
> Doh - teach me to read more carefully :-/ Yes you are completely
> correct, for some reason my mind just read that as "freeview" <slaps head>.
> Still darned frustrating - being in the Granada region, the local news
> has of course been full of it in the run up. However, amongst all the
> hype, at no point was it mentioned (that I recognised) that freeview
> users would need to retune yet again. All the coverage seemed to be
> aimed at the non-digital people - "you'll be losing BBC2 on Wednesday".
> Well guess what I'll be doing for a couple of hours tomorrow - I've a
> friend with three sets to retune. It's not the retuning, it's the "put
> the channels in something resembling sanity order" that takes time. I've
> even printed out a sheet with the channels and numbers I want (my own
> set is a right pain to re-number channels on).
Curiously, once I'd isolated the transports which my local transmitter actually
uses, got rid of the others I can pick up but don't want, and *rescanned each
transport individually*, all my Freeview channels came out with the right
channel numbers already assigned. YMMV.
(I found it was then necessary to run the following SQL:
update channel set freqid = channum;
because the freqid - which is used to change channels - was not set to something
useful. In all cases, channum had been generated as chanid + 1000.)
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