[mythtv] [PATCH][Discussion]Supporting frequencies next to freqid's in MythTV

Simon Kenyon simon at koala.ie
Sat Mar 13 04:19:46 EST 2004

can i ask what advantage that will be?

overloading a column like that to save a few bytes is  (how can i put this) 
not a very good design decision.

i remember a big row about this kind of thing last summer.


On Saturday 13 March 2004 08:41, Isaac Richards wrote:
> On Thursday 04 March 2004 04:22 pm, Paul Koster wrote:
> > Because of the troublesome way of configuring TV channels in large parts
> > of Europe because cable providers do not strictly use the frequency id's
> > / tables as it's supposedly done in the US, I've attached a patch that
> > allows one to enter frequencies next to frequency id's.
> >
> > The patch is certainly not perfect, but hopefully it can be the start of
> > a discussion.
> Why not simply have it use the freqid field as the raw frequency instead of
> the channel number when it's too large to possibly be a channel number?
> Isaac
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