[mythtv-users] mythfilldatabase adds back deleted firewire channels
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Mar 9 16:31:28 UTC 2011
On 03/09/2011 09:08 AM, Josh Rosenberg wrote:
> So I was able to set up a Firewire tuner through my Comcast box, and
> to my surprise and fortune, it's able to tune every channel I receive
> through the box normally! Guess I'm one of the lucky ones. Great
> complement to my HDHR.
> I went into the channel editor and deleted all of the SD versions of
> the channels that the firewire tuner can get in either HD or SD. I
> wanted to do this to clean up the guide listing, and to make sure it
> never recorded SD shows when HD was available. (The guide seems to
> lie sometimes about which shows are HD, so raising HD priority by 4 or
> 5 points didn't help. And I didn't want to delete the channels from
> my lineup in Schedules Direct, because I don't yet know how often
> Comcast changes the copy flags on the HD channels, and I might want
> Schedules Direct to be a faithful list of my actual channel lineup for
> other reasons.)
> The problem is, whenever mythfilldatabase runs, it adds the channels
> back in! I even added the "--update" flag in Setup so that the
> backend would use that flag when running mythfilldatabase, but it
> still adds the channels back in. Is there any way for them to stay
> deleted? Or am I doing something else wrong?
> Thanks for your help!
Note that the 2nd solution is rather broken because it's not the way
MythTV was designed to be used, so Bad Things can happen.
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