[mythtv-users] Freqid and Sky Digital
daz at superficial.net
Fri Jul 8 08:50:42 EDT 2005
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> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Freqid and Sky Digital
> 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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Thanks for that info.
I did try doing that originally, but when I had the freqid the same as the
channum (e.g. 106 for Sky One) whenever I tried pressing up/down on the
cursor keys, or indeed any channel navigation I just got a load of
CheckChannel() error messages saying things like "No such channel 'E9'",
Obviously it's looking for frequencies in the "europe-west" frequency table
as this was how I set it up originally, but how can I get it to just accept
the channel numbers as freqids (e.g. 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 124, 127,
etc) without complaining about missing channels?
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