[mythtv-users] channel mapping with hdhomerun
greg at gregandeva.net
Wed Oct 28 20:11:35 UTC 2009
On Wed, 2009-10-28 at 12:51 -0700, Michael Drons wrote:
> I just purchased a HDHR and I am having a difficult time mapping the channels
As Eric Sharkey mentioned, theoretically scte65scan can help, if Comcast
is providing that data. They are not where I live, so I end up having to
configure all the HDHR channels manually, a huge PITA.
> So schedule direct has USA at channel 35, is that what I configure in mythtv
That is what I do. The channel number really doesn't matter, but it
probably makes more sense if it matches the Comcast channel number,
because that is how it will show up in your guide.
> What fields in the screen need to match?
The most important field to match is the XMLTVID, because that is what
mythfilldatabase uses to match your channel table entry with the
SchedulesDirect guide data. Unfortunately, if scte65scan doesn't work
where you are, the only way to obtain the XMLTVID value is to go to the
SchedulesDirect web site, get to your lineup page, and hover the mouse
over the channel. That displays the XMLTVID value. I have always tried
to match the call signs as well but I am not sure that is even
necessary. It too helps your guide data make sense but I don't think
it's actually used in scheduling.
There are three ways I know of to edit the channel entries. One is to
modify rows in the "channel" table using the mysql command line. This is
what I do because I have already become more familiar with SQL commands
than I ever wanted to be, due to both home and work projects. If you're
not comfortable with that, you can use the Channel Editor in
mythtv-setup. The last method is to press 'e' while watching the channel
in Live TV. Either way it's a tedious process that has to be repeated
for every single channel.
If anybody has come up with a way to avoid this tedium, I would love to
hear about it.
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