[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #2111: mythweb schedules recording on the wrong channel

Simon Kenyon simon at koala.ie
Wed Aug 2 08:13:22 UTC 2006

Michael T. Dean wrote:
> Because the user has specified the same callsign for both channels, so 
> to Myth, the channels are identical.  If the user wants control over 
> whether recordings are done on the PVR-350 (channel 1) versus the sky 
> digibox (channel 52), he needs to specify different callsigns (i.e. for 
> channel 1 use callsign BBC1 and for channel 52 use callsign BBC1-sky or 
> something).  Then, scheduling a "channel-specific" recording for channel 
> 52 (BBC1-sky) would result in recording on that sky.
> Note, though, that if using different callsigns for the two channels, 
> and the user wants to create a recording rule that captures from either 
> input, he will need to use an "any channel" rule (because the two 
> channels are now treated as distinct).  (Otherwise, for "channel" rules, 
> he would have to create two rules--one for channel 1 and one for channel 
> 52.)
ok, so now i understand
to me channel meant "channel number" when it actually means "channel 
name" (or "callsign" as you would say in the US)
the documentation and the wiki do not make that distinction
i've been using myth now for a couple of years and never realised that

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