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

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Dec 12 19:10:48 EST 2005

Brad Fuller wrote:

> 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 frequency.
> Here's an explanation from Michael Dean about card priority:
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/164523#164523

And here's Bruce Markey's post that corrected the mistakes in my post.  :)



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