[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] mythtv commit: r13440 by danielk

Petr Stehlik pstehlik at sophics.cz
Fri May 11 10:30:16 UTC 2007

Rudy Zijlstra wrote:
>> Instead of assuming that channels with the same callsign have the same programming we do two things.
>>  * If the channum and the callsign are the same and one channel is busy and not another we replace the busy one with the non-busy one in the guide, including showing the guide data for the new channel instead of the old.
> I would say you have a hard-coded USA assumption here. In Europe at 
> least the channum can be anything, and is often used by people to arange 
> the order of channels to their liking. This is true whether you are 
> talking analog TV or DVB.
> Also, how do you handle the following situation, where a channel can be 
> received from 3 sources:
> - analog cable
> - digital cable
> - digital Satellite
> I have some channels like that.... And although i have manually ensured 
> the callsigns are the same on all three, the EPG often are not, as the 
> sources for them are different:
> - analog cable uses a grabber
> - digital cable uses EIT
> - satellite uses EIT.
> Which means the descriptions on the programs can be 3 times different

I have a similar situation and I handle that by using one source of EPG 
information (the best available one, which in my case is XMLTV from web) 
for all three channels thus Daniel's new algorithm would work for me. 
Wouldn't it make sense for you to use the same EPG if the channels' 
content is really identical?


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