[mythtv] Use callsign for scheduling

Bruce Markey bjm at lvcm.com
Fri Apr 16 17:33:04 EDT 2004

Simon Kenyon wrote:

> ...fine i accept that i can make them up (and indeed i have).

Good! You've done the right thing. Not only will these be displayed
just as you'd like but if you happen to have two channels that 
originate from the same broadcaster and you've filled these two
with the same string, 0.15 will already know that it can record
the same show from either of those channels.

That's all there is to it =).

Some grabbers will automatically fill in the the callsign field
with a well known unique identifier for the broadcaster. I would
love it if every single grabber around the world would do that
for the convenience of everyone who uses them.

However, there are some grabbers that don't provide a field to
show the user a recognizable name for the broadcaster. In this
case, the user should want to fill in this information so that
they can see a name that they recognize and are happy with. I
empathize with having to go to the trouble of doing this. Once
you have, not only will you see names that you are happy with
but 0.15 will be able to do channel matching.

--  bjm

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