[mythtv] [patch] Updating channum for HDTV

Ashley Clark aclark at ghoti.org
Mon Jan 3 15:07:23 EST 2005

On Jan 3, 2005, at 1:56 PM, Doug Larrick wrote:

> Ashley Clark wrote:
>> On Jan 1, 2005, at 5:04 PM, Doug Larrick wrote:
>>> The attached simple patch uses the HDTV-style channum for HDTV 
>>> channels (<major>_<minor>, rather than just the channel number, when 
>>> updating an existing channel from DataDirect.
>> I have a problem with this new patch. The guide information is 
>> incorrect for one of my stations here and this keeps changing the 
>> freqid for that station to an incorrect value. DataDirect has it 
>> listed as 27-2 but the broadcast is on 27-1 and there is no 27-2.
>> Does anybody know who to contact about this discrepancy. I can't seem 
>> to get any response from the DataDirect people about problems like 
>> this.
> Unfortunately, the DataDirect people will have to fix it. Be 
> persistent but polite.
> You could also try contacting your TV station -- tell them that the 
> Zap2it online listings are incorrect and ask if there's anything they 
> can do from their end.
> Otherwise, you could write a simple MySQL script that fixes the 
> damage, and run it daily after your mythfilldatabase run.
> It's likely this behavior of mythfilldatabase will become customizable 
> over the next few months, but a good solution is not immediately 
> forthcoming.
I had already done the script to keep it updated after each 
mythfilldatabase run, just thought I'd let people know of the situation 
to see if there was a better way to handle it. I'll keep contacting 
DataDirect and try to get it resolved at that end.

Thanks for the help.

Ashley Clark

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