[mythtv] Managing channel lists for multiple cards

Mark Kundinger mkundinger at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 13 17:48:07 UTC 2005

I may not understand the original question, but here's what I think you
could do at the regular-user-configuration level:

You already have 2 DD lineups.  Using zap2it's website, you modify the
"cable" lineups to only have the low numbered channels.  You modify the
"STB" lineup to remove the channels that the STB cannot tune.  Then you
open up the channel editor in MythWeb and delete a crapload of
channels. Then there's no duplication.

The only tricky part is if there really is overlap between STB and
cable (for instance, ESPN is on both channel 50 and 150, and you want
to tape on either source).  Then I'd recommend looking at the Bruce
Markey posts.

--- "Michael T. Dean" <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:

> Geoffrey Hausheer wrote:
> > I have a setup with 2 PVR250s (well, one is a M179, but whatever),
> one 
> > of which tunes directly from Cable, and the other tunes through an
> STB.
> > The direct-tuning gets channels 1-100, whereas the STB can get 
> > channels 1-999 (or there-abouts)
> >
> > Today, I need 2 DD subscriptions, with overlapping channels, which 
> > also means that my low channels (1-100) show up twice in the EPG.
> >
> > In addition, I can't use 'Record on ths channel' and have the 
> > scheduler be efficient.
> >
> > My question is, would anyone object to moving channels over to
> using 
> > dtv_multiplex (or something similar)?  It looks like dtv_multiplex
> is 
> > designed to seperate the channel number from the card.  In this
> way, I 
> > could have a single subscription (all my channels), and then set
> the 
> > secnd card to only pick up a subset of the channels.
> >
> > Is there a better way to do this?  The downside is that it could 
> > complicate channel setup (though the default would remain as they
> are 
> > today...when a card is assigned a provider, it gets all channels
> from 
> > that provider)
> >
> > Just a thought.  If this is a reasonable proposal, I'll try to work
> up 
> > a patch.
> Even easier than that.  Myth already has the functionality you want,
> but 
> you need to fix your configuration.  Use the channel editor to set 
> equivalent channels to have the same callsign.
> See also (bunch of posts by Bruce Markey).
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/144240#144240
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/129816#129816
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/57591#57591
> Mike

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