[mythtv-users] DVB in the UK (EPG)

John Pullan jmp at tarantella.com
Fri Dec 10 13:34:22 UTC 2004

If you let mythtv tune the card I find it doesn't matter anyway. i.e
tv_grab_dvb works just fine at the same time. I just run it in a cron
job. Admittedly I've chosen the time to be one where no re-tunes are
 likely. (this is with a nova-t for dvb-t)

On Fri, 2004-12-10 at 12:57 +0000, George Styles wrote:
> > I have no problem with the dvb EPG apart from the issue with ITV3 which 
> > has
> > been commented on (I run dvb-grab hourly to get around the b ITV3 issue)
> I assume you mean the complete lack of listings for ITV3 :)
> How do you run it hourly without it interfering with your recordings? i 
> currently stop mythbackend and run
> #!/bin/bash
> echo Checking Channel $1
> /home/george/bin/checkchannel $1 > /dev/null
> /home/george/bin/tv_grab_dvb > /tmp/listings.xml
> mythfilldatabase --no-delete --file 1 0 - < /tmp/listings.xml
> where checkchannel tunes to the channel in question:
> #!/bin/bash
> export freq=`echo \($1*8+306\)*1000000-166666 | bc`
> #echo $freq
> dvbtune -f $freq -i
> Can you set mythtv to do all this automatically? when I was testing DVB-T 
> EPG stuff, I found it was only broadcast on some channels. Surely if you did 
> an hourly grab, it would re-tune the dvb card to that mux?
> Is it possible to grab the EPG data while myth is actually recording?
> thanks
> g
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