[mythtv-users] PCHDTV-3000 2.0 settings

Xiaotian Sun sun.xiaotian at gmail.com
Sat Jun 11 19:00:09 UTC 2005

On 6/11/05, Mercury Morris <mercury.morris at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/7/05, Xiaotian Sun <sun.xiaotian at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > what i did, which is simpler in my opinion (only one scan, doesn't
> > involve direct manipulation of the database, etc.)
> >
> > 1. delete the old channel setup
> > 2. run a channel scan
> > 3. customize zap2it line-up to include only those scanned channels
> > 4. retrieve the line-up
> > 5. go to channel setup and got the xmltv id (don't remember the exact
> > name, something like that) from the retrieved channels
> > 6. type in the xmltv id in the corresponding scanned channel
> > 7. go to mythweb and delete the retrieved channels
> > 8. run mythfilldatabase to get the listings
> Xiaotian,
> I think I understand what your steps above will accomplish
> and it's pretty clever.  Seems like you are fooling mythfilldatabase
> to get the data and store/associate it with the scanned channels.
> I have one question though.  Since I don't have mythweb, is there
> an alternative way to delete the retrieved channels?  Or, is it absolutely
> necessary to delete the retrieved channels?

I think in order to avoid confusion to the mythtv scheduler, it's
better to delete the duplicated channels.  If you don't have mythweb,
I think you can do it this way: write down those xmltv id's and delete
the entire channel setup.  Then do a channel scan and fill in the
xmltv id's.

But mythweb is very convenient for scheduling recording, editing key
bindings, etc.  I suggest you to insall and configure it.

> Right now all I can do is watch TV, can't record anything.
> I'm hoping there is a way to avoid installing mythweb.
> Any ideas you might have would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> --
> MM


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