[mythtv] ATSC question

Devin Heitmueller devin.heitmueller at gmail.com
Tue Feb 23 14:53:02 UTC 2010

On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 9:08 PM, Tim <blooflame at comcast.net> wrote:
> As I see it, the advantage of ATSC content identifiers would be the ability
> to record items without worrying about time information. Without,
> admittedly, knowing how the directory information you're talking about works
> (Schedules Direct or whatever), it depends upon accurate start/stop times.
> Using the headers in the ATSC data allows you to record information whether
> or not the broadcaster shifted the program by a few minutes.

Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way.  The ATSC guide info is often
wrong if something unexpected happens (like a program running long).
It unfortunately is rarely more accurate than the SD guide.

You have to remember that the broadcaster is multiplexing this data
into the stream based on their database of guide info.  It is not just
forwarding some info embedded by the content producer.


Devin J. Heitmueller
AIM: devinheitmueller

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