[mythtv-users] Duplicate Channel Numbers
Douglas_Peale at comcast.net
Sat Sep 18 17:47:47 UTC 2010
On 09/18/2010 07:07 AM, Gerald Brandt wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Douglas Peale" <Douglas_Peale at comcast.net>
>> To: "Discussion about MythTV" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>> Sent: Saturday, September 18, 2010 1:29:25 AM
>> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Duplicate Channel Numbers
>> On 09/17/2010 10:15 PM, Gerald Brandt wrote:
>>> My provider (Shaw) changed its line-ups awhile back. My Myth system
>>> started recording the wrong channels, indicating my listings were
>>> So I did a 'mythfilldatabase --do-channel-updates --refresh-all'.
>>> Now, I have duplicate channel numbers. For example:
>>> 225 (AMCHD) Sudden Impact
>>> 225 (RSNONEH) Prime Time Sports
>>> The prime Time Sports is correct. Is there a way I can fix this?
>> use any of the three channel editors to edit the channel number of the
>> incorrect channel
>> ('e' when viewing the channel, back end setup, or mythweb)
> There's no automated way? It was a large lineup change.
No. Cable companies seem extremely reluctant to part with their mappings between their virtual numbers and actual
channel/subchannel numbers. Worse, they are not consistent between zip codes, and like to change the mapping regularly.
That means you must manually figure out what the channel should be and edit the channel number yourself. You could go to
SiliconDust.com and use their listing for your location as a starting point, but be warned that it is not very reliable.
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