[mythtv-commits] Ticket #1520: Don't automatically add new channels in mythfilldatabase

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Sun Mar 19 03:52:12 UTC 2006

#1520: Don't automatically add new channels in mythfilldatabase
 Reporter:  dwilga at mtholyoke.edu  |        Owner:  ijr    
     Type:  patch                 |       Status:  closed 
 Priority:  minor                 |    Milestone:         
Component:  mythtv                |      Version:         
 Severity:  medium                |   Resolution:  wontfix
Changes (by cpinkham):

  * resolution:  => wontfix
  * status:  new => closed


 I've been debating committing this patch but am going to agree with the
 current discussion on the -dev list that this is not a good idea and
 reject it.  We want to minimize our impact on Zap2It's servers.  I believe
 Myth was the first Open Source DVR/PVR to honor their "next suggested
 download time" and this patch would be a big step backwards towards the
 Myth software cooperating nice with their _free_ service.  It may be a
 pain to go to Zap2It's website and delete new channels when they start
 appearing in your guide, but we'd rather you spend 2 minutes going to the
 website to delete the channel than have Myth download guide data for that
 channel and hide it from you every day for as long as you continue to use
 Myth.  Over time for one user it adds up to quite a bit of data and
 horsepower on Zap2It's end, but if you multiply that times the Myth
 userbase that would take the easy way out and use this feature rather than
 updating their channel listing at Zap2It, then it adds up even quicker.

Ticket URL: <http://cvs.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/1520>
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