[mythtv-users] ATSC Station Changed Its Name

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Nov 20 13:44:03 EST 2005

Mercury Morris wrote:

> A local station, WCCO-TV, changed its "Name" in the Over-The-Air (OTA) 
> data.
> Previously, it was "WCCO-DT", now it's "Service".
> When this change occurred, all the recordings scheduled for WCCO-DT 
> were "lost".
> That is, they did not show up in Upcoming Recordings, and were NOT 
> recorded.
> To fix this, I ran mythtv-setup, added the XMLTVID to the "new" 
> channel called "Service",
> and re-ran mythfilldatabase.  Now, I will reschedule the missing 
> programs to be recorded
> on "Service", and they should be recorded OK.
> How would you have handled such a Station Name Change?  Or, how have you
> handled such a Station Name Change in the past?

Haven't done it myself, but shouldn't you rename "Service" to something 
useful (like "WCCO-DT") and make sure you run mythfilldatabase without 
the "--do_channel_updates" option (so it doesn't overwrite your "custom" 
channel names)?

> Maybe a better question is, Can the loss of scheduled recordings be 
> prevented?

Not after the fact.  ;)

Before the fact, you could use Record All on Any Channel...


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