[mythtv-commits] Ticket #2894: FTA-only setting not respected when have a listings source

MythTV mythtv at cvs.mythtv.org
Tue Jan 9 14:52:35 UTC 2007

#2894: FTA-only setting not respected when have a listings source
 Reporter:  toad at amphibian.dyndns.org  |       Owner:  ijr    
     Type:  defect                     |      Status:  new    
 Priority:  minor                      |   Milestone:  unknown
Component:  mythtv                     |     Version:  0.20   
 Severity:  medium                     |  
 The FreeToAir-only box is respected if I tell myth to only use EIT data,
 or don't add a listings source. However, if I do add a listings source, it
 is not respected; myth adds every possible channel from the listings
 source: Channels I simply don't get (for example all the regional
 variants), channels which are not FTA, etc. In Watch TV, the non-FTA
 channels are listed, and when I switch to them I get partial lock and then
 the failed to lock message. The effect on the rest of the system is that
 it will try to record things on channels I don't get, and therefore miss
 things it could have recorded.

 Myth *does* ask about each individual channel on the console when setting
 up the grabber, however at this stage I don't know what channels I get, so
 I said "all", assuming that myth would later check the list of tunable FTA
 channels against the list of grabbable channels (since a) it knows which
 channels are not FTA at scan time, since it works without a grabber, and
 b) it can connect the tunable channel to the grabbable channel, otherwise
 nothing would work).

 I spent a considerable amount of time on this last week; fixing this would
 greatly reduce the setup time for mythtv, at least for me. I did
 eventually settle on using only the EIT data, with help from #mythtv-users
 , but if this is the standard solution it should be documented in the
 HOWTO (it isn't).

 Please tell me if this is in fact a wishlist item; I will (grudgingly :) )
 add it to the feature wishlist if that is the case. I do believe it would
 greatly reduce the time taken to set up myth for a *lot* of people, and
 thus make myth useful to more people, less of a source of frustration, and
 less of a source of people complaining on #mythtv-users . I am willing to
 test fixes; I don't really have time to learn my way around the myth code
 at the moment, but if this is contained within a few files I might have a

Ticket URL: <http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/2894>
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