[mythtv-users] Freqid and Sky Digital

Ant Daniel antdaniel at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 06:28:35 EDT 2005

On 7/8/05, Darren Coleman <daz at superficial.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> Hoping someone out there can help me.
> I've got MythTV receiving input from a Sky Digital STB, via a Hauppauge
> PVR-350.  The signal is coming via S-video into the S-video IN on my PVR350.
> Everything appears to be working correctly except for one small problem -
> changing channels.
> Running tv_grab_uk_rt does not populate any freqids in the database (wait, I
> know you're going to say mythfilldatabase --manual) but in actuality I don't
> need Myth/ivtv or whatever to "tune" to the selected station, it simply
> needs to send 3 numbers to the box and the box changes it.
> Right now when I press the arrow keys to go up or down a channel it just
> pauses for a while and then comes back with the same channel information.  I
> understand from the debugging output that this is because there are missing
> freqids from the "europe-west" freqtable I am using (e.g. SE11, E8, etc).
> If I run "ptune.pl -f pal-europe-west --list-channels" I get a list of known
> frequency IDs.  I *could* use these freqids to populate the database
> manually, but the problem there then is that there are only 109 known
> freqids, and I have - from memory - at least 160 channels in the database.
> All I basically want Myth to do when I type in a channel number, or press
> up/down on the cursor keys is to adjust the program guide and OSD
> accordingly.  I don't need it to try and *tune* anything, since ultimately I
> will have to get it set up so it sends the necessary numbers down an IR
> "Redeye" or similar bit of kit to change it.
> Any ideas?  I can't believe I'm the first person to hit this problem, and
> yet I couldn't find any specific info anywhere in the archives.
> Regards,
> Darren
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You need to set the freqid to the channel number and use an external
channel change program, which will need an ir or rf blaster, to get
the sky box to change the channel. You also want the chanid to be set
to the same as freqid.

I think I saw an sql script on the list a while back which had the
channels & freqid's set up.


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