[mythtv-users] [Request] Channel guide behavior while watching TV

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Wed Aug 25 12:15:28 EDT 2004

On Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 03:36:04PM +0100, Malcolm Smith wrote:
> > When watching TV on Tuner card 1, I have access to 2-85 but the Channel
> > Guide will show me all my channels.  When I switch find a show above the
> > 85 and select it in the channel guide, it will not change and I get no
> > message on the screen.
> >
> > Would it be possible to a) only show those channels accessible on the
> > current tuner card in the guide or better yet b) change to the
> > appropriate card if it is available.
> IMHO: We need a Tuners capability table that describes the channels
> available on each tuner (and the preference of that tuner for the
> channel). (Could be extra fields on the channel table).
> Thoughts anyone?

If I understand the data structure correctly, and I think I do, then
yes, there does seem to be a need for an additional level of
indirection.  I suspect the best way to handle it is to assume that
callsigns unambiguously identify program sources, and allow bumping a
program to a channel on another Video Source with the same Callsign.

I'm not familiar with the codebase (yet :-), so I'm not sure how hard
that would be.

This *might* require manual massaging of the channel table to get
callsigns matched, depending on the sources of your channel data.

-- jra
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