[mythtv-users] mythbackend can't find channel is database

Brad Fuller bradallenfuller at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 8 22:28:11 EST 2005

Mitko Haralanov wrote:

>On Wed, 7 Dec 2005 23:53:42 -0800
>Mitko Haralanov <voidtrance at comcast.net> wrote:
>>	After playing with the channel setup and number, I finally have
>>all the channels that I can receive over the air with their correct
>>channel number in the database and Zap2It with the correct listings.
>>	However, now I am having a problem getting mythbackend to find
>>the channels in the database so it can get the channel options. I get
>>the following messages in the log:
>>2005-12-07 23:41:31.131 DVB#0 Using DVB card 0, with frontend pcHDTV HD3000 HDTV.
>>2005-12-07 23:41:31.134 DVB#0 ERROR - Unable to find channel in database.
>>2005-12-07 23:41:31.135 DVB#0 ERROR - Failed to get channel options for channel .
>>2005-12-07 23:41:31.138 DVB#0 Recorder: Card opened successfully (using PS mode).
>>2005-12-07 23:41:31.149 DVB#0 ERROR - No PIDS set, please correct your channel setup.
>>	I know that the No PIDs message means that the staring channel
>>is invalid. I tried setting the starting channel to 2_1 (that channel is
>>in the database with that channel number) but I get the same message
>>and when I look in the database, the startchan field of the HD3000 in
>>the cardinput table is empty!!
>>	Is the problem that mythbackend does not know how to accept
>>channels of the form 2_1? If that is the problem, how should the
>>channels be represented?
>	Well, I still have not been able to find a solution to this!
>Unfortunately, it renders LiveTV unusable since the HD3000 seems to be
>the default tuner that mythbackend wants to use and, therefore, I can
>never get into LiveTV to change the inputs to one of the PVR-250s.
>	I would appreciate any help on this!!
>	One thing that I noticed is that the channel table in the
>database does not have anything in the mplexid, serviceid, and
>atscsrcid columns for the HD3000 channels. Is that how it should be?
nope, you should have those filled in. You should see what I did in the 
msg that I referred you to in the last thread. It has what I filled in 
and how I did it. freqid also needs to be filled in with the right 

Here's an explanation from Michael Dean about card priority:

you can also select "Y" on your keyboard to switch tuners.
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