[mythtv] Channel sorting problems...

Robin Gilks g8ecj at gilks.org
Thu Jul 6 23:52:45 UTC 2006

> On 07/06/2006 06:57 PM, Robin Gilks wrote:
>> Much improved on [10406] but I still have an issue!
>> On the guide, I'm missing channels that have duplicate names on two
>> sources.
>> I have 6 terrestrial channels (standard VHF/UHF PAL) which also appear
>> on
>> my sat box. They are configured with the same name but unique channel
>> numbers (the terrestrial ones are prefixed by '99'). The sat channel
>> numbers that correspond to the terrestrial channels are missing. I've
>> yet
>> to check if I can still select them or browse them in LiveTV mode (vnc
>> fails in LiveTV mode!!). Do I now require unique channel names?
> Do they also have duplicate callsigns?  If so, you're getting the
> desired behavior.  You've told Myth they're the same channel, so it
> doesn't show both and it can record--even a channel record--from
> either.  If you want to see both, you need to specify different
> callsigns, but if you do any channel record rules, it will only use the
> channel from the source specified.

Must be a learning day for me - thats 3 useful things before lunch :-)

I've changed the callsign on the terrestrial stations and so I now have
manual scheduling choice (because all channels are back in the guide) -
this suits me since the sat box is much better quality than the signal off
the aerial so thats what I use 99% of the time. Unless its heavy rain and
I get no sat signal (or they point the sat the wrong way as happened for a
while a couple of months ago).


Robin Gilks

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