[mythtv] [PATCH] Channel preset hack

ramon.roca at xcombo.com ramon.roca at xcombo.com
Fri May 16 15:43:43 EDT 2003

We don't have the A-Z at the remotes, so that's why the hack... Thanks again
Ben for this w/a.
Is not that difficult to understand, we need to assign any other number
instead of the channel number, usually we simply use a sequence in our
living room tv/vdr. Each single number in the sequence is preset to a
specific channel (i.e 1->S15, 2->30, 3->53... ). From the remote we do
simply press the first sequencial number, not the real channel number.
That hack clearly does that well, but... (and that's my question) Would not
be easier to just use chanid, which is already a number and is there, and
then setup a preference for using it while changing the channels, I haven't
looked to the source for this yet, but seems less agressive since does not
require additional columns to the database, maybe that will require a more
intrussive patch to the code?.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthew S. Hallacy" <poptix at techmonkeys.org>
To: "Development of mythtv" <mythtv-dev at snowman.net>
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2003 1:17 PM
Subject: Re: [mythtv] [PATCH] Channel preset hack

> On Thu, May 15, 2003 at 08:50:28PM +0200, Ben Bucksch wrote:
> > As discussed several times, European users expect to be able to
> > configure the number they use for channels (called "preset") and to
> > never ever see the frequency / on-the-air-channum apart from the setup.
> > Additionally, many European channels are on extended ranges and their
> > channums start eith "E" or "SE" (5 of my 6 favourite channels do),
> > preventing the ability to enter them with the remote and so leaving no
> > way to directly skip to such a channel.
> >
> [snip]
> How does this work on your remote controls? Do you have an A-Z on there
> to enter 'SExx' for that station? I really fail to understand how it
> can be this difficult.
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