[mythtv-users] ClearQAM (Comcast) questions
justin.johnson3 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 12 17:42:00 UTC 2010
On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 11:00 AM, Brad Fuller <bradallenfuller at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 00:08, E. Westbrook <mythtv-users at westbrook.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 4:11 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com>
>>> Mouse-over the channels on the schedules direct website to get an XMLTV ID
>>> for them. Then insert those IDs into the matching channels in the channel
>>> editors in mythtv-setup or mythweb.
>> I'm basically in this same boat (pvr350 comcast qam + pchd3000 ota atsc). I
>> like the idea of connecting the channels with the XMLTV ID.
>> But which is the right one to put in the other's field?
>> For example, for my local KASA Fox 2:
>> KASA, QAM ch. 2, XMLTVID = 12377
>> KASA_DT, ATSC ch. 2_1, XMLTVID = 31566
>> The only differences I can think of between the QAM and the ATSC flavors of
>> each channel would be the ad-hoc commercials inserted by Crapcast,
> and the quality!
Speaking from experience here, the 31566 will likely include flags for
HD programming, but the 12377 will not. I somehow set my system up to
prefer HD, but I don't completely recall where I did this. Here's my
10--WAND--11278 (Analog and Digital, both share same channel number
and XMLTVID to avoid duplicates)
10-1--WAND-HD--30925 (This is digital and is where the HD programs will show)
I prefer that it record from the digital feed, since it looks better,
so I set up my cards thusly:
This way, it will record from channel 10, but the digital version (if
available) before the analog version. Then I also set up a rule
somewhere to add another priority for HD-flagged content, which will
then prefer 10-1.
Perhaps you could find where this HD priority is, and add a -1
priority for that, so it prefers SD on digital.
More information about the mythtv-users