[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #3418: [13136] prevents seeing channels with duplicate callsigns

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Mon May 7 00:48:02 UTC 2007

On 07/05/07, Daniel Kristjansson <danielk at cuymedia.net> wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-05-06 at 13:17 -0700, Bruce Markey wrote:
> > People often want to jump to the conclusion that if two channels
> > primarily carry programming from the same station, it therefore
> > follows that the listings are identical. This is not true.
> <snip, case of different programming on same callsign>
> Hmm, if this is the case then there are two bugs we need to fix.
> First, mythweb should use the same grouping as the program guide
> (channum, callsign).

As I predominantly use mythweb for scheduling, I've been following
this issue closely and opened ticket #2036 as there are still issues.
xris' group-by-callsign patch was applied in r13137, but there are
still issues in displaying results for programs on stations available
on >1 video source (#2036, #2070, #2288).

> Second, manual recordings should be based
> on the channel not the station (currently if you create a manual
> recording selecting "1071, WABC-HD" and MythTV has a "7-1
> WABC-HD" you can end up with the wrong one being recorded.
> (I ran into this with a couple FTA DVB-S channels, one without
> listings, the other day.)

One area of confusion I see regarding channels vs stations is that I
raised in ticket #3204. There does not seem to be a consistent display
of program status where programs could be recorded on >1 video source.
It seems to be random as to which "channel's" listings data is shown,
and consequently, whether the listings information or list shows
rsWillRecord or rsOtherShowing.

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