[mythtv-users] DVB Channel Setup

William Uther willu.mailingLists at cse.unsw.edu.au
Tue Apr 12 22:26:54 UTC 2005

On Wed, 13 Apr 2005 00:21:32 +1000, Michael Carmody 
<mjcar at unimelb.edu.au> wrote:

> It detects all the channels I want it to, but not all of them are 
> useable.
> Only half are given channel numbers, and with tv_grab_au installed I 
> can only
> see epg data for the ones without numbers.
> i manually entered numbers for SBS and TEN but when I try to navigate 
> to these
> channels MythTV tries for a second and then returns to the previous 
> channel.
> Channels ABC, SEVEN and NINE are all viewable but no EPG data is 
> available.
> I am thinking it may be a problem with my tv_grab_au script, but does 
> anyone
> have any ideas as to what may have happened ? Or more importantly how 
> to
> fix ?

   So, I didn't do a full scan to get my channels in Sydney.  I manually 
entered the transport frequencies using the advanced option in MythTV, 
and then I chose the 'scan existing transports' option.  That got me 
all the frequencies.

   Once there, you should have a huge list of channels.  You then need 
to match them up with the guide data.  Firstly, which tv_grab_au are 
you using.  There are a few: http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~willu/xmltv/ . 
  I'm using the d1.com.au grabber at the moment, but I'm looking at 
switching to the tvguide.org.au one once I've debugged it.

In that list, I go through, select each channel, and set XMLTV id 
appropriately, set the channel icon path, clear the visible flag on 
most of the extra channels (e.g. TEN Digital 2).

What you describe doesn't actually sound like an XMLTV grabber problem. 
  It sounds like a tuning issue.  Is that a frontend or a backend log?  
Have you got a "-v record" on your backend?


Will           :-}

Dr William Uther                           National ICT Australia
Phone: +61 2 9385 6357               Computer Science and Engineering
Email: willu at cse.unsw.edu.au          University of New South Wales
Web: http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~willu/     Sydney, Australia

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