[mythtv-users] Great source for channel icons (was --> "http://www.lyngsat-logo.com")

Greg Estabrooks greg at phaze.org
Wed Dec 21 13:06:06 EST 2005

> There are several instances of same names and not too many cable
> stations use callsigns.  Also, the station can have different logos
> for different things.  WGN has 3 logos, MTV2 and many others have
> logos for several different purposes/countries.

 The callsign is stored in the database and could just as easily
be searched against. you don;t have to search against the "name".

> >  I think it should do a match against the callsign field first and if no
> > matches are found then use the name.
> the responses are actually based on the name of the icon... if you
> look at the results, and then go to the website and right click on the

 I'm aware of this, but it would be more accurate to search on the callsign
and if none found then try the name.  For instance
"The Learning Channel" has a callsign of TLC which would easily
match the logo name of tlc.jpg. I've gone through and matched up hundreds of 
these now in serveral states and I'd say that for Northamerica at least 
matching against the zap2it provided callsign (or DVB grabbed) is a better 
way to find matches.  Matching this way would save on a lot of extra manual 
fuzzy matches.

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