[mythtv-users] Channel browsing with multiple satellite positions

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Aug 16 02:42:42 UTC 2006

On 08/14/2006 05:22 PM, Lasse Farner wrote:

> The latest SVN no longer gives you the option to browse the channels 
> in the desired order if you have more than one sat input.  Instead, 
> one has to key in a channel  (if you can remember it) that is known to 
> be on the other satellite, or open the program guide (EPG) to manually 
> select the new channel on the other sat-pos. This has been discussed 
> before, and to my horror accepted as the "new way" of doing thing":
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/dev/217788#217788
> The new method is obiously not working well for users of DVB-S with 
> diseq-switches and multiple sat positions.  Most scandinavians 
> have the basic package distributed between two providers on two 
> different satellites (1W and 5E).  If we wanted these two providers 
> separated while browsing we would arrange the channels that way.  The 
> "new" way of browsing has no benefits for us multiple-sat-diseq-users, 
> only causing headache and angry spouses, and I really hope that 
> it will be made optional in the future.

Until we get a response from Chris Pinkham or one of the other MythTV 
developers, it's just my interpretation of what's the "new way" of doing 
things.  Chris, et. al., could tell you if it's really the new way, or 
was the new way, but will be modified for DVB-S users or ...


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