[mythtv] Use callsign for scheduling

Erik Arendse erik_nospam.arendse at bigfoot.com
Fri Apr 16 06:29:31 EDT 2004

At 11:47 16-4-2004, you wrote:
> But what if you want to change that callsign later on? Reasons might be
> as simple as wanting to change "BBC1" to "BBC 1" or because a channel
> decides to change their name. Will a change like that somehow mess up
> the system? Or will it just continue to work?

And another case which must be considered: some channels over here have
different names during the day or in the evening. Would this new system be
able to have multiple names for the same channel recognizing back-to-back
recordings while the name of the scheduled station differs (but the
frequency naturally stayed the same)?
(For information: in xmltv input these stations have sometimes separate
ID's, sometimes identical, depending on the grabber you use.)

To get things even more confusing: sometimes a station A is broadcasting
only several hours a day. The analog cable company uses the same frequency
to distribute another station B while the main one doesn't broadcast. But
on the satellite receiver connected to the digital card station B is
available 24 hour a day. Is there or will there be support for the
scheduler to know that the same station is available on multiple backends
but not both 24/24?


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