[mythtv] printing DVB EIT info

mtrax11 mylists at wilsononline.id.au
Wed Aug 16 23:59:56 UTC 2006

Lincoln Dale wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 16, 2006 at 03:35:06PM +1000, Paul wrote:
>> > Is there a utility in MythTV or DVB to display current Online EPG for
>> > Digtial channels?
>> the simplest way is to use tv_grab_dvb, which will grab
>> all of the EIT information being sent by the broadcaster.
>> >
>> > I want to see how much data our local provider is sending ? is it
>> > possible to dump this out in a simple to read format?
>> The above utility dumps the information in xmltv format.
>> I notice that you are in Aus. I'd expect you will only
>> find now & next information being broadcast.
> and, alas, quite often broadcasts WRONG EIT data.  i.e. now/next quite
> often
> doesn't actually reflect what is _actually_ showing. :(
> it is of limited value - due to the multiple frequencies & disparate
> networks, you need to tune into multiple frequencies to pick up multiple
> channels worth of EIT data.  and even, then, 'now/next' isn't that useful
> compared to getting (say) 7 day data from alternate sources.
> about the only 'real' use i can find for EIT data is that one could
> potentially use it to influence recording policy where a show is broadcast
> in HD rather than SD.  (Australia broadcasters are probably different to
> the
> rest of the planet here as well - they don't broadcast HD all the time
> (sometimes just a HD test loop), and if they are broadcastint SD-in-HD,
> i'd
> rather do whatever upscaling in myth's display filters than whatever they
> do
> & waste disk space.
> cheers,
> lincoln.
Thats another story but as I said ABC is looking like expanding there range
to more than now and next, reports say at least 3-4 days worth but so far it
looks like a trail/test period, lets hope the other stations follow....
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