[mythtv] Re[2]: [mythtv-users] mythtv forgets to tune in the right channel before recording or livetv

MacDanger macdanger at web.de
Tue May 6 10:16:21 EDT 2003

Hi Brian,

i use currently the cvs from around 30th april. I can change the
channels in the live tv, but the starting-channel is not set by
mythtv, so that the first channel i see is the one that was tuned by
the other app (nxtvepg).
In this version I think its just a "logical coding error" where the
progammer though: oh, the current channel has not been changed yet (by
mythtv) so why should i set the current channel again?!

I hope this helps a bit...


PS: i find the new epg realy good, but its a matter of taste... In one
point i agree with you: the fonts are too small...

> I'm double posting this to the dev group because I think it more belongs 
> there.

> I too have seen this.  Using the CVS from Sunday (after the restoral)
> I started noticing it can't change channels with Live TV.  What
> I at first thought was only a problem with Live TV, I found out
> today that even programed recordings its unable to change 
> channels.  For example I set it to record ABC 8-10 tonight.
> After the show I went to watch it and while it described
> the ABC show, etc..  It actually recorded NBC.  The same
> station it seems to be stuck on while watching Live TV.

> One more minor complaint with this version over the
> last mid-April one I've used for 3 weeks, I guess I really
> prefer the old Program Guide format.  While the new one
> looks sharper visually, it doesn't make near as good of
> screen real estate usage, uses smaller unadjustable fonts,
> and can't show as many programs/stations on the screen
> at once.  I really hate to rain on someones hard work, but
> I prefer the old one...  Maybe I'm the only one...  
> (BTW, I'm viewing it at about 12 feet to a 43" TV).

> Thanks
> Brian

> On Monday 05 May 2003 02:18 pm, MacDanger wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> it seems there is a little bug in the recording routine:
>> if channels of the tuner were changed by another program outside
>> mythtv, mythtv doesn't recognize it. If the time has come to record a
>> program, mythtv thinks the channel has never been changed and leaves the
>> tuner untouched and records from the wrong channel.
>> The same is with livetv. mythtv doesn't tune in the last choosen
>> channel before livetv is activated.
>> I use nxtvepg as an epg collecting daemon and it zapps through the
>> epg-provider-channels while collecting data. When mythtv tries to
>> access the tuner it releases the tuner but mythtv thinks the last
>> choosen (viewed) channel had never changed.
>> greetz, markus
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